Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine's Wood Craft

Last week my kids and I got out the Valentine decorations. They asked me what I was going to make this year. I hadn't thought about it at that point. So I went down to the craft room to see what I could come up with. I found some fun metal accents in my scrapbook stuff. I knew I had to incorporate them into a Valentine Craft. Here's what I came up with.

Valentines Wood Craft
 I started off with a scrap of 1X3. I cut it down into 3 pieces, each 5 3/4" by 2 1/4" and gave them a quick sand.

 I knew I wanted to incorporate a stained wood piece - I used Early American for the stain. I had to do a little paint mixing to get the colors I wanted for the other pieces. For the pink, I used white with a dab of dark pink, mixed it well with a toothpick and painted it on. For the red, I used a burgundy and red mixture. It didn't quite come out how I wanted, so I rubbed a little stain all over it, then wiped it off. I added a bit of stain to the edges only of the pink block as well.

Then I stuck on the metal accents. At that point I decided that I wanted them all to be connected, so I drilled holes in the corners {except the bottom two of the bottom block}. It would have been better to drill the holes before painting/staining.


Valentines Wood Craft

Then I connected them with twine and used a piece at the top to hang.

 I'm super happy with the result. The best part....I used supplies I had and didn't spend any extra money!  What have you made with your stash?




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