Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine Block

I love it when I find scraps of wood in my husbands' workshop that I can turn into something pretty. So, when I came across some small pieces of wood that had been cut from a 2 x 4, I knew they'd be perfect for this Valentine project.
I sanded the rough edges and then painted the block of wood with Dixie Belle paint...

While the block was drying, I drew a heart on watercolor paper. I painted the heart red and then added a little black to the edges...

I let the heart dry a little, but while it was still damp, I cut it out and then crumpled it into a ball...

This gave the heart texture...

I cut pieces of scrapbook paper into squares...

I added them to the block using ModPodge, leaving a little border around the edge...

I measured twine so that it would wrap around the block twice, wrapped it around the block, and glued it to the back with hot glue...

I glued the heart over the twine and wrapped another piece of twine over the heart and glued it on the back...

Finally, I tied a bow with twine around a metal key and glued it to the heart...

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I was very excited when a lady named Christina asked me to come and lead this project with a group of young ladies at her daughter's 12th birthday party. Unfortunately, I was going to be out of town during the party. So, I put together kits for the group. Christina sent me pictures from the party and all the girls did a great job on their Valentine blocks!!!

Aren't they fabulous?
I love how different each one turned out.
Good job girls!
Hopefully next time I can be there in person to join in on the fun!

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  1. What an adorable craft! I love it's whimsical and rustic look. So perfect for a party of girls to do!

  2. Very cute! And what a great idea for a girls valentine party!!!

  3. What a great idea! And the young girls did a fabulous job!! Enjoy Valentine's Day!

  4. Love the colors you used, especially the blue.. These are really pretty!

  5. Another fabulous idea - love theseđź’•

  6. Found you at Fun Day Sunday! Love this project.
    We would be thrilled to have you link up at Sharing Saturday on Treasured Tidbits by Tina

  7. Those are so cute!! We live in a new neighborhood and there's plenty of wood scraps to be had. I'm pinning this cute idea. :)

  8. Very cute Virginia. I bet the girls loved making them! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. What a creative project! And so nice that you got to share it with the birthday party girls! Thanks for linking up over at Vintage Charm:) xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  10. I love this project. I have a bunch of wood scraps in the garage and might just try it.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

  11. What a great idea and love how you put this together for the girls. They did a fantastic job with them. Featuring when my party opens up tomorrow.

  12. This is so lovely! I love the scrapbook paper, the heart, and the key! I just love hearts and keys!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

  13. This is so lovely!! I have lots of scrap wood and this would be a wonderful way to upcycle it, it can be used and displayed all year round, not only Valentine's Day.


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