Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. What a great opportunity to either make a little handmade gift (or purchase a little handmade gift) to show someone you love that you care! In this post, I am going to show you how I made some wood slice valentine art, and you can do the same!
I first started with some wood slices I have been drying out in my garage, since the fall. If you saw my big 4-0 birthday celebration, you know what these slices are from!
I love buying samples of my paint colors before I paint a new wall in our house.
It allows me to test the paint, stare at it in all kinds of lighting, and then I reuse that paint on other projects. I used a dark, charcoal gray to be the base coat for these wood slices.
Once the base gray color was dry, I went back and painted a soft pink heart in the middle of each one.
The wood slices were still a little textured so I had to be careful to get my smooth lines. I used a small brush and some craft acrylic paint.
I Made a Lot of Valentine Art Signs
I was in assembly line mode making signs. The reason I created a lot was so I could list them in my shop. Although the signs are really fun Valentines’ gifts or art, they are also a powerful reminder to leave up year round!
If you have one scrap piece of wood, you could do this craft idea too. You can also purchase wood slices at most craft stores.
Painting the hearts was my favorite step, but waiting for them to dry was my least favorite step. I was so excited to stylize them up and get some product shots.
There are so many fun color options you could do with this same idea and simple steps. I think a neon version would be so fun too!
It doesn’t have to be a big expensive gift to say “i love you”. I recently sent my mom a little gift, but she said what meant the most were the words in her card. Think of how you could pair a simple gift like this with a card. That’s a gift with meaning that is sure to be the highlight of your receiver’s day!
If you want one of my hearts, you can pick it up in the shop today!
If you need some encouragement in your journey today, I am here to say…you have a strong heart.
No matter what we go through, there is always hope, ability for change, and endless possibilities. We just have to keep going. Small steps are still steps and movement forward. This heart is a reminder that the world needs what you got.
**If you need more encouragement, I’d love to invite you into my new course, Create More Connection.