Three Valentine’s Day Crafts You Can Make Today

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Posted on January 15, 2022 by Jennifer Carroll

If you decorate for every holiday and season – I admire you. I really wanted to be that girl. When we bought our house, I imagined myself doing that very thing. The reality is that I just don’t have the time. I’m a creator and I love what I do but sometimes it’s a struggle to stay in my lane and create the things that I know will sell. I have an inventory to maintain, artwork to produce and this dreaded thing called marketing to do.

To keep things simple at my house and for décor purposes, I have a boxwood wreath over the kitchen table that can be changed out easily, and for now, I’ll limit my seasonal décor after the main holidays to that and a few items I can put on the kitchen counter. So here are three things I made for my own home to acknowledge the day that we all hope our significant other will remember.

Wood Wreath Hanger

The first project is a heart you can embellish for your own wreath, or you could use it as a door hanger. Mine is just the right size to attach to my wreath.

I used a wood heart that I picked up at The Dollar Tree. I’m sure any craft store near you has a similar product or if you’re handy with a jigsaw and have some scrap wood, you could cut it out yourself. Just make a template in your word processing program, print it out, and trace it out on your board.

You can paint your heart or stain it. This is all personal preference. I used scrapbook paper to decoupage the front. Hobby Lobby has a great selection of scrapbook paper. I pick it up when it’s half off. So, I always seem to have some in my stash.

I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to my heart. I just applied a light coat then laid the paper down and worked out the air bubbles with my fingers. I let it dry completely then I sanded the edges away from the heart to remove the excess paper. If you’re not using this method to clean up the edges of your decoupaged items – try it once and you’ll always do it this way.

I applied a top coat of mod podge and waited for it to dry. I don’t love the color of the paper that I’m using. It’s the texture that I wanted, so I used antique wax to stain it after the mod podge had dried.

I added a burlap trim piece that I bought at The Dollar Tree, made a bow, and a flower, then my project was complete. I used a little floral wire to attach it to my wreath.

Wood Block Word

I have tons of scrap wood to use up in my workshop, so I decided to make this word block sign. I used 1”x4” and 1”x2” scraps from my pile and I cut three sizes, one for each letter. I used my jigsaw to cut the heart from a scrap piece of hardboard that I had on hand. I sanded the wood before I moved on to the next step. If you’re using power tools in your workshop, wear your safety gear. While I was at it I cut two more hearts for the next project.

 I attached the three-letter blocks to my piece of 1”x2” so that they had a platform to stand on then I gave everything a messy coat of white chalk paint. After it was dry, I used my brad nail gun to attach the heart that I had cut out to the first and second block to substitute for the letter “O”. I touched the heart up with antique wax then I applied vinyl letters to finish the word “LOVE.” I didn’t want my vinyl letters to be shiny, so I took sandpaper and scuffed it up just a little.

Wood Crate Flower Box

For my third project, I used a crate from The Dollar Tree. I always have these in my stash. I use them for organization and various crafts. I also have the two hearts I cut out from the hardboard, wire, and beads of various sizes.

I stained the crate with antique wax, and I gave the hearts a couple of coats of matte white spray paint. To distress the hearts, I used a scraper tool when the paint was still sticky. Then I used hot glue and wood glue to attach the hearts to the sides of my crate. To make a handle for my crate I used a piece of wire that I buy on a roll from Home Depot. I drilled a small hole in each heart at the same place then fed the wire through one side, twisted it with needle-nose pliers, and strung the beads in the pattern that I wanted them to be. I placed the wire in the second hole and closed it the same way.

This little box is a great option if you have a little one that needs to take a Valentine’s box to school. They’re inexpensive and you can customize them in any way you choose. I remember those days and I’m glad I don’t have to make three boxes on the night of February 13th in a frenzy.

So there. This is the first year I’ve ever created décor for Valentine’s Day. I love it because none of it screams Valentine’s Day, and I can leave it out for Spring as well. Just a subtle acknowledgment of the day.

If you have the hankering like I did to decorate for the holidays and seasons, pick a more neutral theme or a color that represents the holiday. I don’t do a lot of red and pink in my farmhouse décor, but I do hearts. And love is a theme I want to convey in my home every day!

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

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