Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine Plaque

I decided I wanted to make something new to add to my valentines vignette but I wanted something easy and quick! As I was browsing hobby lobby I came across this wood heart and thought it would be fun to make a wood plaque. Here are my supplies (minus the glue I used to attach the medallion on the heart).
 First off, I watered down some white craft paint and whitewashed my heart. I want it to look similar to the shutters I made with the wood grain showing through.
 While that dried, I took some white and red paint and mixed it to make a nice pink. I painted the medallion and then went over it with a dark color and wiped it off so it just stayed in the shadows.
 After they were both dried, just use a little glue(I used liquid nails) and stick the medallion on center. There you have it! This could be cute in a frame, or hanging from ribbon. I am just using a picture stand, but I think I need to paint it. The black seems too harsh. I will post my full valentine vignette soon!
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  1. Super cute and simple project. What a fun idea to use a medallion in the center. Can't wait to see it all together.

  2. so very pretty love that shade of pink on the white
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  3. That is beautiful!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Sooo sooo sooo soooo PRETTY!!!!!

    Would you PLEASE post it on my blog?

  5. what a pretty idea I love how simple it is I would love you to add this and any other posts you want to show off to my What We Wore and Made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

  6. This is so cute! Simple and sweet. Love it. I hope you will link this up to my I Heart Projects Party if you haven't already. www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

  7. I love the medallion!! It's the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  8. I love this! I enjoy cute and easy projects like this! Would love it if you came by and linked up to my Manic Monday Linky Party!

  9. AMAZING! This turned out FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

  10. Thanks so much everyone! I tried to link up to all of your parties unless I couldn't find the link. :)


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