I love hearts. Especially pink or natural wood.
If you are one who leans toward a more neutral home, then you might find these will fit in quite nicely.
I am excited to share these adorable scrap wood hearts I made for Valentine’s Day.
Of course you could always paint them red or a brighter pink!
If you are looking for any more Valentine Inspiration you have to check out this POST.
A QUICK AND EASY DIY
These were made from pieces of vintage tongue and groove flooring. If you don’t have access to a reuse warehouse you could always pick up some very inexpensive wood like a pine stair tread from the hardware store.
Some of the cutest things come from scraps you might be tempted to throw away.
This tongue and groove flooring was leftover from a repair Carmine did to his 1870’s rowhome, he’s since sold.
He found this at the Loading Dock, another one of our favorite reuse warehouses located in Baltimore.
One side was finished and the other side was not. I actually preferred the rough cut unfinished side.
CUTTING THE HEARTS
I googled some clip art hearts and printed them out on plain white paper. After I cut out the paper heart, I placed it on the wood, and traced it with a sharpie onto my board. Now they were ready to cut.
Seriously I need to get a band saw, but until then, I used a jigsaw to cut the hearts.
I clamped the boards to the work table so they didn’t move around as I was cutting.
This is the same type of saw but with a different blade that I used to make the Charcuterie or Cutting Boards last week.
FINISHING THE HEARTS
When I was done cutting, the edges were a little rough. That is because I can’t make the edges rounded like I would want to with this saw. So I pulled out the new WEN sander to clean up and smooth out the edges.
You could also use a sanding block or palm sander to even out and smooth the edges.
I decided to paint some of the scrap wood hearts with Dixie Belle’s Silk Mineral Paint in Conch. A beautiful soft pink, it pairs perfectly with the natural wood.
Initially I wasn’t sure what I was going to do after I cut and painted the hearts. I was thinking about mounting them on a board or drilling a hole in the top and hanging them.
Well, as you can see, I decided to attach them to twine and hang them on one of my vintage windows.
Because I might want to display them differently sometime, I chose to staple the twine onto the backs of the hearts. For this I used a heavy duty staple gun.
Doing this instead of drilling holes allows me to prop them up on their side on a table top or shelf.
There is a little more wood in the shed. I think I will cut additional hearts because I want to see how they would look with the addition of this beautiful rice decoupage paper. Don’t you think it would look beautiful with the Conch paint?
I just love how simple and sweet they are. What a cost effective way to add a little Valentine’s Decor around your home.
I’ve teamed up with a group of blogging friends to share a Valentine project with you. Below you will see all that are participating. Make sure you stop by their blogs and say hi. Leave a comment and let them know Regina from Saved From Salvage sent you!
Valentine’s Blog Tour
Want to see more Valentine’s ideas? Well then, that’s great because today, you are in for a treat!
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I hope enjoyed this quick and easy DIY. Definitely short and sweet. Speaking of sweet, watch for my next post about Ways to Beat the Winter Blues.
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