I’ve been struggling to find any Valentine’s decor in my holiday storage boxes. What’s up with that?! I love Valentine’s Day and making it special for the girls. This season of life is super crazy and hectic so uber romantic date nights and epic love is sometimes traded for lots of candy, all the heart crafts we can manage, and maybe some heart shaped food. I don’t really mind one bit! This quick and easy wood heart valentine banner mimics the conversation heart candy we all know and love and I think it’s so cute hung up. I might move it to my mantle somehow but for now it lives in the kitchen.
Here’s how I did it.
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Wooden hearts (your local craft store should have them but if you are a hermit or can’t find them these do the trick)
Acrylic craft paint (any kind will work but I like these little paint pots because you end up with less wasted paint)
Permanent Paint Marker (I use the Target brand because I’m obsessed)
1.5 yards of bakers twine (or thin yarn or string)
Hot Glue Gun
Lay your hearts out on wax paper. The paint doesn’t stick to it and it makes clean up a breeze!
Paint the hearts on one side, nice and even. Let them dry then flip over and paint the other side. You may need to add a second coat depending on your paint thickness and wood- just do whatever look you like (I actually liked how they looked with the wood grain showing through ha).
Use your paint marker to add the little sayings. Xoxo, be mine, cutie, hugs, kisses, love you, sweetie, bff. Whatever floats your boat!
Flip all the hearts over so the saying is face down. Add a tiny dot of hot glue to the humps of your first heart. Lay the beginning of your string into the hot glue and carefully press it down being mindful not to touch the glue (it’s hot, remember?) and give it a sec to dry. Repeat this process down your entire length of string or until you run out of hearts. Let the whole thing sit for a few minutes just to make sure the glue is set. Then hang it up! Easy peasy.
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