Are you looking for easy Valentines decorating ideas? This wooden heart display just might be perfect.
Using this idea you can display Polaroid photos, or just print some small photos from your home printer. You can also write sweet love notes or find a few free printables online and print them to size.
You’ll need a few supplies, and for the metallic look like mine has, I definitely recommend DecoArt Dazzling metallics paint.
Here’s what I found on Amazon so you can create your own (affiliate links):
DecoArt sent me their Premium and Dazzling Metallic paints to try, and this project was just right to jump in with these vibrant colors.
The DecoArt Americana premium paint is a medium bodied paint, with a satin sheen. It’s extremely vibrant and opaque. I love it!
I painted the heart with a base of the magenta.
I knew I ultimately wanted a metallic sheen to the heart, but metallics are notorious for being translucent. That’s why I gave the heart a magenta base coat.
Once that was dry, the heart got a second coat in the Dazzling Metallics in berry. You can see in the YouTube video just how shiny it is when it’s dry.
Now, for power tools!
Don’t worry, if power tools aren’t your thing, I’ll share an idea or two at the end of this post to modify this project.
Lay your photo or quote, or whatever you’re clipping to the heart, and mark on each side of it where you’re going to drill the holes for the twine.
Then, drill them.
You’re going to string your twine through the holes and tie them in the back in a knot large enough that won’t come back through.
If you’re still not confident that it won’t go back through, or you’re using really small bakers twine, you can use a staple gun to secure it in place on the back.
Last, simply use your small clothes pin and add your photo.
That’s really all there is to it!
You can create an entire wall collage of different hearts, or just use one and give it to you special someone. I put my wood heart in a frame I had around the house, but adding a ribbon or twine to the top will allow you to hang it anywhere you want.
As promised, a few ideas if you’re not comfortable using a drill-
- Just skip it and pull your twine around the back of the heart and staple it tightly. This should hold your photo just a well.
- Don’t use twine at all, and use a few fancy or pretty push pins and pin your photo to the front. Can’t get much easier than that!
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