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Scrap Wood Heart

January 27, 2015

Scrap Wood Heart

What a beautiful day! I’ve been itching to get outside and work with my wood and today was the perfect day.
My wood is fairly organized since our move, it just isn’t in the place I want it to be. I probably should have worked on moving it today, but since it’s a job that will take a day or two I am hoping for some help. I decided today would be a creative day. Hey, at least that would mean a few less boards to move when I get around to it. 😉

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I could see lots of hearts in my wood pile. I cut a large heart pattern from wrapping paper and started pulling out a few boards.

After placing the boards side-by-side, I traced the pattern on top of the arrangement. After that, cutting each individual board was a piece of cake.

I dry brushed the front of each board either red or pink.

Finally a project I could use my pink paint on! Yippee! I like pink anything.

I cut two braces for the back of the heart shape and attached them with screws.

My heart shape was approximately 17 inches both ways. Perfect for hanging on a door or an entryway wall. I attached rusty baling wire for the hanger.

I’m hoping to make more this week since the weather is supposed to be nice for a couple more days.


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  1. I really like your scrap wood heart. I think it is really sweet and easy enough for most anyone to duplicate. If you don’t have scrap wood you could use cardboard for the wood pieces and cover them with batting, cover that with two different calico prints in pinks and reds to make the heart.

  2. Thank you for all your ideas. These seem like easy enough projects that even I can do. Thank you for sharing. I enjoy your ideas.

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