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It’s the first Ten on the 10th of the new year. I’m so excited! If you’re new here, that means that ten fun bloggers get together on the 10th of the month to share fabulous fun ideas for under $10.00. A great big thanks to Carol from Blue Sky at Home for hosting this month. This months theme is Valentine’s, so I’m sharing a fun and easy mixed media Valentine’s decor project.

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So, let’s get this party started!


List of supplies:

Wooden blocks of various sizes. I used scrap wood from The Hubs pile of scrap boards. Sizes varied from 8″x8″, 6″x6″ to 3″x3″.

Paint colors of your choices.

Paint brush.

Scrap fabric.


Embellishments of your choice. Honestly, I raided my craft room for ribbon, stamp pads, paint, string, upholstery tacks and scrapbook supplies.

sanding wooden block

The first step is to paint all sides of the block of wood.

Then, lightly sand the edges.

wooden block

Next, I used a stamp pad to antique the blocks edges.


Then, cut out hearts to fit the center of each block.

Once the hearts were cut out, I roughed up the edges of the heart so that they look a little worn.

red heart

Next step, glue the hearts to the center of the board.


Time for the fun part – the embellishments.

Let your creative flag fly!


I have to admit that I did buy two things for this project.

These Spare Parts alphabet tiles.


And a package of keys.

Both came from Hobby Lobby, of course!

mixed media Valentine's Decor

Here’s my finished project.

I love it!

mixed media Valentine's decor

So much so, that I made a few more.

Not only are these cute mixed media Valentine’s decor, but I think they would be sweet gifts for friends and family.

Due to the fact that I raided my scrap craft supplies, each tile cost me around $1.60 each.

Now that we are done here, I hope that you will join me in hopping over to my fellow Ten on the 10th friend’s sites to see what fun projects they have going on!

Ann at Apple Street Cottage
Benita at Chasing Quaintness
Carol at BlueskyatHome
Cindy at CountyRoad407
Eilis at My Heart Lives Here
Kim at Exquisitely Unremarkable 
Katie at Let’s Add Sprinkles
Laura at Decor to Adore
Susan at Homeroad
Tammy at Patina and Paint

Patti at Pandorasbox

Barbara at French Ethereal

Tammy from Patina and Paint