Pallets and Junk Hearts

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Earlier in the week I shared with you a trio of pallet wood and junk hearts and today I have another heart project for you with even more pallet wood and even more junk.

You would think that if you kept using the same supplies that all my projects  would start looking the same.  I think they all have their own personalities.

Pallet Wood Heart diy

Gather your pallet wood together and start with the background.  I’m making a set of three hearts.  Each square measures about 12 inches, and is secured in the back with finishing nails and additional scrap wood.

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

I painted my pallet wood white with leftover trim paint then sanded the edges to get rid of any rough edges.

Cut a heart pattern out of  paper.  Trim until you get the perfect size for your background.

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Place your heart pattern over top of more pallet wood, trace, and cut out with a jigsaw or scroll saw.

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Make a smaller heart pattern for the middle heart.  Trace onto pallet wood, and cut out.

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

I have a stack of old piano music that used to be my grandmothers so I decided to incorporate the music into my hearts.  If you don’t have music you could consider old love letters, tissue paper, decorative scrap book paper, old book pages, newspaper…

Use the same heart pattern that you used for the larger hearts.  Trace and cut.

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

 

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Modpodge the sheet music onto your backing. Paint a layer of modpodge, attach the sheet music followed by another layer of modpodge.

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

For a splash of color, paint the small center heart  red.  Once dry, sand all the edges.

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Seal all three hearts with a layer of clear wax.  If you would like a darker finish, follow up the clear wax with a layer of vintage wax, painted on and rubbed off.

If you apply vintage wax directly to the pallet wood it gets really dark and hard to work with because of the roughness of the pallets.

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Before I call my project finished, I dove into my box of junk and pulled out a few rusty tidbits to add a little junky pizzazz.

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Make one, two or three, but if you need even more ideas you may be inspired by my pallet wood and junk hearts from the last couple of years.

Have a great weekend and  stay inspired.

Shared at Best Friday Features, Salvaged Junk Projects,

Metamorphosis Monday, Talk of the Town,

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