I’ve been crafty recently.
I’m not one to typically use my time for crafting, unless it’s coloring with my Princesses P, but since my Grandpa passed away a couple of weeks ago I’ve had the strong pull to create.
Maybe I am dealing with my grief through creativity and creation. I like to think that this is his gift to me since he was such a talented and artistic man. I spent a lot of my childhood watching him create and sometimes I even got to join him. You can read more about my amazing Grandfather in earlier posts. Here are a few: Dance Me to the End of Love , Requiem for my Father and Remembering Grandpa.
The good news is that my house is now decorated for Valentine’s Day with things such as this super cute DIY Valentine Plaque!
DIY Heart Plaque Tutorial:
- Brush On Tacky Glue (or tacky glue and a paint brush)
- white paper
- heart-shaped buttons
- round wood plaque
- pink acrylic paint
- Krylon Glitter Blast Spray
Step 1: On a plain white sheet of paper, brush tacky glue in the shape of a heart.
Step 2: Place your heart-shaped buttons on the glue. I had a little helper…Princess Sweetie Pie. Aren’t those cute little fingers?
Let the button creation dry for several hours.
Step 3: Paint your round wood plaque with acrylic paint and let it dry.
I got this plaque in the craft isle at Walmart for only 99 cents!
***Confession: I forgot to take a picture of this step…oops! And the next two steps! I must have been distracted by my Princesses P.
Step 4: When your button creation is completely dry, cut around the buttons.
Step 5: Glue button heart onto your dry painted wood plaque. Let dry for several hours.
Step 6: Spray with Glitter Blast to give it that sparkly wow factor!
Ta-da!! Hope you can have some fun creating this like I did. It looks very cute displayed in our living room!
More good news…I’ve been creating some FREE Printables to share with our wonderful readers too!!
*To print just right-click, save-as and print in the size you prefer. Please let me know how it works, this is my first official “Printable.”
How will you use these printables? Leave a comment to share your Valentines DIY ideas!
Here is part of my DIY Valentine display (sorry for the poor photo quality, I just couldn’t get a good one!) Hope you all have as much fun as I did!
I used the printables to make a hanging display!