Mixed Media Valentine’s Decor

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.

ten on the 10th

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


    1. Katie I can’t wait to see your project. This isn’t a medium I do often, but love to do it. I know that you will give me great inspo!

  1. Tammy, this project is adorable! I love it. Those letters and keys are perfect, as is the heart! So glad to be a part of this group of bloggers for the monthly challenge! Looking forward to seeing your other projects! Have a great one! Hugs!

    1. …Then I came back tonight (Friday) and pinned a bunch more! 😉 LOVE using the stamp pad along the edges and I said so in my Pinterest pin to my Crafts board.

      Have a great weekend, Tammy!
      Barb 🙂

    1. Thank you Susan! I’ve recently started adding a few changes at a time to the blog – slowly adding them! Glad to know that the changes are good ones!

    1. Yay! I’m so glad that you got some inspiration from my post. Be sure to share your project!! Can’t wait to see it.

  2. I have some cut out wood pieces already in that size and can hardly wait to try this. Thanks for the inspiration – I LOVE IT! My mind tends to say “good enough” instead of being more creative. I love how your mind works. So cute. Pinned!

    1. I know what you mean about “good enough”. As an artist I’m very careful, fortunately my best friend is an artist and is the opposite of me. Her motto is More is better! I’m slowly letting my creative side have a little more free reign. I say go for it girl and be sure to share your project!

  3. Tammy, how cute. I have so much fabric that I should do this project. The keys are such a wonderful addition to the Valentine board. I love the old keyhole and the drawer pull and the twine. The letters are really sweet. Together they add nostalgia and whimsy to the the board. Love your ideas and being on Ten on the 10th with you. Hugs.

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