Our February DIY Challenge is all about hearts this month. As it should be!
Today I’m going to share with you how to make this cute Valentine’s door hanger. But, before I go any further, I would like to thank Terrie from Decorate With Tip and More. She is our hostess and I love that she always issues the most interesting challenges to us monthly.
Thank you Terrie!
When the challenge was issued, I had to think long and hard about what I wanted to make. I don’t do a lot of Valentine decor here at the castle and I knew that it not only had to be simple and economical, but had to be cute too. I was at Hobby Lobby and saw these two wooden heart pieces. I knew it was meant to be when the lacy heart fit perfectly inside of the solid wooden heart. Not only were they perfect for each other, combined they were both under $10!
Solid wooden heart
Fancy wooden heart cutout
Remove the red ribbon on the solid heart, making sure to keep it for later. Cut off the twine string at the top of the fancy cutout heart. You can throw the twine away, or keep it for another project, as we won’t need it for this craft. Lay your heart with the cutouts on top of the solid heart.
Using a pencil, trace around the fancy heart.
Paint inside of the traced heart white. This acts as a primer for the red paint that we will be painting this heart later. Painting the brown heart white first will make the red paint look nice and bright!
Once your white paint has dried, paint the outside edge of your solid wooden heart black. Be sure to paint the outside edges as well. Let dry.
While you are waiting on the paint to dry, paint your fancy cutout heart white. The edges on this heart are a dark stain already, which I liked. So I didn’t bother to paint the edges.
Once your black paint has dried, paint your white center heart red. This may require two coats to achieve even coverage. Be sure to let it dry between coats. Once your red heart is finished, outline the red in gold. Paint the gold on the outside edge of the red.
Using E6000 glue, I brushed the glue onto the back of the fancy cutout heart and then carefully lined it up with the red heart and firmly pressed down. Remember the gold outline I painted? The gold outline should be on the outside of the fancy cutout heart. I placed several large, heavy books on top of the cutout heart and left it over night to dry.
I’m not sure why, but I didn’t get a picture of the next step.
Thank goodness it is super easy and simple. This step requires a pencil with an eraser that you haven’t used.
You will use the eraser tip as a stamp to create the red and white dots on the painted black heart. Just dip the eraser end in paint and apply the paint covered tip randomly to the black painted area. Once that has dried, retie your red ribbon to the heart.
Make a simple bow and add it to the upper left hand side of the heart.
Ta da! It’s finished!
I love how this heart turned out. It checks all the boxes for me. I really do think that it would be cute both on your front door or inside your home. And best of all, I made this entire door hanger for under $12.00. Cute and economical. It’s a win for sure!
Now I hope that you will join me in visiting the other talented bloggers that are participating in this months DIY Challenge!