See an easy elegant Valentine DIY. This easy DIY is an easy craft, and the same premise will work for another holiday DIY’s.
Have you ever wanted to make an elegant Valentine? Well, this post is for you because I am sharing how to make this easy elegant Valentine DIY.
If you are stopping by from visiting Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm welcome. She’s creative and her heart wreath is beautiful.
What’s your favorite thing about Valentine’s Day? Honestly, my favorite is the fact the day is about love. I know sappy right? Truth be told, I love, love. I’m a romantic at heart and that’s why this easy elegant Valentine DIY came to be.
Not only does it signify the day with your typical wood heart. This DIY has French wrapping paper layered on top.
After Buying The Wood Heart I Paint The Edge With White Paint
First, I had bought this HERE from Michael’s for $2. Can you believe it? Thake a look because you won’t believe the size for the price for my DIY. Incidentally this comes with a small round hook so it can be a wreath too!
Next, I begin adding white craft paint to the edge of the wood heart for my easy elegant DIY and let it dry.
Before painting, I trace the heart on my elegant wrapping paper. By the way, I have had this wrapping sitting in my craft closet. Having pieces for free for projects is great in the craft closet!
Using a sharp scissor, I cut the pattern. Because this is wrapping paper, I added a stack of books to flatten the Valentine heart. As you can see above.
Attaching The Cut Heart Wrapping Paper To The Easy Valentine DIY Project With Mod Podge?
Next, using a sponge brush and Mod Podge I brush a good coat on my heart for the easy Valentine DIY. For the most part, be sure the to cover the edges of the paper well.
Now, flip the wrapping paper and place it on the heart. Here’s where I am sharing a trick that I regularly use when Mod Podging. Also, this works every time to prevent wrinkling so definitely try this technique.
Next, using Decoupage scissors I carefully cut around my graphic to add to elegant Valentine DIY. Because delicate cuts are needed for this step these scissors work well.
Again, add Mod Podge to the back of the image making sure to go to the edges. Now carefully flip the image and add to the DIY.
Painting The Appliques Champagne Before Adding Them To My Project?
Before adding the appliques to my DIY project, I painted each one using Champagne craft paint. You can of course purchase this at any craft store. This step only takes one coat of paint. I did choose to add appliques to add an extra elegant look to my DIY.
How Did I Attach The Clay Appliques To The Wood Heart?
To attach the appliques to the easy Valentine, I added Aleene’s Tacky glue. By the way, did you know Aleene’s has a quick dry glue now? She also has her Tacky glue available in bottle that’s upside down. I think that’s great because it’s hard to get the last bit of glue out of the bottle. Wood glue works great too.
Now, let the appliques dry.
Final Step In Making This Easy Elegant Valentine, Adding Dark Wax To Add Character
Final step, I add dark wax to the entire piece bits at a time. After applying the wax, I rub with a lint free cloth. Remember, I have said in the past it’s important to rub wax well into a project to prevent it getting sticky.
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I hope your enjoyed this to see an elegant Valentine DIY. Do you make anything special for Valentine’s Day? I’d love to know; I enjoy connecting with my readers.
Now let’s visit Kim from Farmhouse To Florida and see her tulips. Here she speaks about how different colors of tulips have unique symbolic meanings. Use these meanings to send your Valentine a special greeting!
Valentine’s Blog TourNext stop on the tour is Renae at Peacock Ridge Farm with a romantic, heart-shaped wreath. Want to see more Valentine’s ideas? Well then, that’s great because today, you are in for a treat!
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