Several weeks ago I sat my family down for a fun Valentine project… painting hearts.
I thought I might have to twist a few arms, but everyone participated willingly and it was fun to see the creativity. If you have a big family or if someone is feeling very creative make more. The more hearts there are, the more of an impact your wall will have.
Gather your pallet wood and cut pieces into squares. My squares are 12 inches. The pallet wood is attached from the back with cross braces.
I’m sure you know by now that I like to use pallet wood because it’s rustic and it’s free, but really, any wood will do.
If you have some wide wood available, you wouldn’t even have to piece the wood together.
To give a nice clean surface for the heart artwork, each of the pallet wood squares was painted with white trim paint then sanded.
Cut a heart shape a little bit smaller than your squares and trace onto the pallets.
This is the time to enlist the family. The only requirement is that they have to stay in the lines and use their imagination.
I set out a bunch of acrylic paints and paint brushes at the kitchen table. A few salad plates were used for paint mixing.
We mostly used reds and pinks in honor of Valentines day but anything goes. For your hearts you may decide to use only colors that go with your decor. It’s up to you.
An hour later we had a beautiful patchwork of painted hearts.
I bought a bag of 100 2 Inch No Nail Sawtooth Hanger for Hardwood at Amazon a while ago. What I love about them is that you hammer them directly into the wood, it is very easy to level out your picture and because it’s a package of 100, they last forever.
Wouldn’t this be a fun project for an art class? I could also envision doing this for a baby’s room in primary colors or the colors of the baby’s room and of course, a family project for Valentine’s Day.
By the way, normally I would finish them off with more sanding and vintage wax but I didn’t think my artists would like me messing with their creations…I’m just giving you another option.
Have a wonderful weekend, stay inspired.
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