DIY Rustic Wood Valentine’s Day Heart
Hello Jo-Ann lovers. Beckie from Infarrantly Creative back celebrating the month of love. Now I don’t need any holiday or special event to proclaim love, I think it is perfect to celebrate year round. I love holiday decor that can transition to any season – so I try not to make my decor too holiday specific. So this gold glittered heart fits the bill in being able to be hung on a wall or set on a shelf any time of the year.
Rustic Wood Heart
Folk Art Home Decor Paint in Imperial
Folk Art Chalk Brushes
Krylon Glitter Blast in Golden Glow
Krylon Glitterblast Sealer
Krylon Brass Metallic spray paint
Silhouette Cameo machine and vinyl (or vinyl and a craft knife)
1. I was so delighted to see these medium sized rustic hearts on my Jo-Ann shelves this month. They make the perfect background for a fabulous sign. However they are a bit rustic. So I sanded mine smooth with 100 grit sandpaper followed by 150 grit. This gave me a nice smooth surface for my stencil to stick to.
2. Next I painted the entire heart with two coats of Folk Art Home Decor Chalk using a chalk paint brush. I probably could have just painted the center of it since I repainted over it in a following next step, but I wanted to be on the safe side for an even finish.
3. Next I designed my “love” stencil in my Silhouette studio program and cut out the word “love” using the Pea RoxyGirl font with my Cameo machine. Click here to download the Silhouette file.
* If you don’t have a digital cutting machine you can print out your word and tape it to the vinyl and then use a craft knife to cut it out.*
4. Using the transfer tape I adhered the vinyl sticker to my red painted heart pallet. It looks gorgeous just like that, doesn’t it? I burnished (a.k.a “pressed reaallly hard) the vinyl down so it stuck well to the board.
5. Then I gave it a quick coat of the Krylon Brass Metallic spray paint.
6. After 10 minutes I sprayed the Krylon Glitter Blast in Golden Glow over that.
7. While still wet I used a stick pin to remove the vinyl, carefully revealing the red paint underneath.
8. After it was completely dry, I gave it a coat of the Krylon sealer. This is optional but it does help the Glitter stay in place.
I love the contrast of the gold glitter with the red. I am also digging hand lettering lately too. And this font makes it look like it was handwritten, doesn’t it?
Speaking of love…here is another idea for a little “love” year round. XOXO
Ruffled Heart Pallet Art