One of my favorite things to do is make simple projects with items I already have laying around the house. For this project, I turned some leftover scrapbook paper and an old 2×4 into some adorable DIY Valentine’s Day Wood Blocks to be used on my craft room counter.Supplies for Valentine Wood Bock Project:
- 1 bottle of paint
- 2×4 cut into the following sizes:
- 6 inches
- 5 inches
- 4 inches
- 3.5 inches
- Four scraps of scrapbook paper cut into the following sizes:
- 3.25″ x 5.75″
- 3.25″ x 3.25″
- 3.25 x 3.75″
- 3.25″ x 4.75″
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Letters and Heart
- Plastic card or scraper
Steps to make your Valentine Decor:
1. Cut your 2×4 into the lengths listed above and sand the edges. If you don’t have power tools at home, your local hardware store may cut them for you. I staged my blocks in the following order: 6 inches, 3.5 inches, 4 inches, 5 inches.
2. Paint the blocks with the acrylic paint. I used Apple Barrel multipurpose paint in paradise pink for this project. You can leave the middle front of the blocks unpainted since the paper will cover this area.
3. While your blocks dry, glue your cutout letters to the scrapbook paper. I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 to cut the letters from cardstock. You could also use vinyl letters instead but put them on at the end instead. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can print letters on a piece of cardstock and cut around the outline. You can even use wood letters painted white. Don’t let not having a cutting machine stop you.
4. After the blocks and glue are dried, paint the front side of your blocks with a good coat of Mod Podge and apply the paper. Use the plastic card or scraper to smooth out the bubbles. Allow to dry and seal with another coat of Mod Podge.
5. When your final coat of Mod Podge is dry, make it your own and embellish it with leftover ribbon, string, flowers, etc. If you chose to use vinyl letters, you would apply them now.
This project has me wanting to make a Valentine’s wreath to hang over my fireplace. You could even make this sign on 1×4 wood instead and secure it into a wreath! I’d love to see how you incorporate this project into your home décor.