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Valentine’s Day Decor on a Scrap Wood Budget

Leave sweet messages for your family with this love note Valentine’s Day decor, built with scrap wood and decorated with pretty papers.

Leave sweet messages for your family with this love note Valentine's Day decor, built with scrap wood and decorated with pretty papers and Mod Podge.

Yay! We are excited to be guest posting at Mod Podge Rocks with our love notes Valentine’s Day decor! We are big fans of Mod Podge. As you know, Amy is awesome and works hard for this blog . . . so thanks Amy, for letting us be a part of your blog!!

How Does She started when we {Missy, Alison and Shelley} kept asking each other ‘How Does She?’ craft, coupon, organize, love her family, etc. So we decided to start sharing ideas and building a blog to answer those questions!

We have had a ton of fun learning and posting about some of the newest, funnest and most motivating things on the web. So here we go on our “BEE My Valentine” post!

Leave sweet messages for your family with this love note Valentine's Day decor, built with scrap wood and decorated with pretty papers and Mod Podge.

Valentine’s Day Decor

Every year for Valentine’s Day my husband and I have a rule that it has to be a homemade gift. I love our homemade gift exchanges. They require so much thought {and sneakiness because we do not want the other one to see what we are making}.

I was trying to come up with something for him this Valentine’s Day that would be fun to display and fun for him! So here it is . . . Bee My Valentine!

It’s fun Valentine’s Day decor and the personal part that I think he will love is the wire holders . . . they will be perfect for holding ALL of the “Reasons Why I Should Bee Your Valentine.”

I am going to think of ten reasons that I should be my husband’s valentine and stick them in wire holders. After he has his reasons, I could put reasons I love my kids in there too! Below is the tutorial on how to make it.

2 x 4 Party!

Over the next few weeks we will be having a 2 x 4 party at How Does She! Kind of . . . we will be showing you quite a few things you can make with a 2×4. 2×4 gifts and decorations are so easy and thrifty to make.

If you live near new home construction, they always have scrap 2 x 4 laying around. I am not promoting stealing!!!! Ask the builder if you can have his scrap wood. The builders that I have asked have been more than happy to let me have it. They smile when I say I am making crafts 🙂

Just wait until you see what else you can do with a 2 x 4!

Leave sweet messages for your family with this love note Valentine's Day decor, built with scrap wood and decorated with pretty papers and Mod Podge.

1. Cut a 2 x 4.

  • Bottom block is 4 inches
  • Middle block is 3 inches
  • Top block is 2 inches
Leave sweet messages for your family with this love note Valentine's Day decor, built with scrap wood and decorated with pretty papers and Mod Podge.

2. Trace around your wood pieces. Can you see the cement on the blocks . . . straight from a builder.

Leave sweet messages for your family with this love note Valentine's Day decor, built with scrap wood and decorated with pretty papers and Mod Podge.

3. Cut the paper out.

Leave sweet messages for your family with this love note Valentine's Day decor, built with scrap wood and decorated with pretty papers and Mod Podge.
Leave sweet messages for your family with this love note Valentine's Day decor, built with scrap wood and decorated with pretty papers and Mod Podge.

4. Mod Podge it on.

5. Layer paper and sand the edges.

Leave sweet messages for your family with this love note Valentine's Day decor, built with scrap wood and decorated with pretty papers and Mod Podge.

6. Let your little one help you stack the blocks. {He has cute hands!}

Leave sweet messages for your family with this love note Valentine's Day decor, built with scrap wood and decorated with pretty papers and Mod Podge.

7. Drill two holes in the block at each end.

8. Add your vinyl.

Leave sweet messages for your family with this love note Valentine's Day decor, built with scrap wood and decorated with pretty papers and Mod Podge.

9. Add the wire to your Valentine’s Day decor. Click here if you need a tutorial on how to twist wire.

Leave sweet messages for your family with this DIY valentine display, built with scrap wood and decorated with pretty papers and Mod Podge.

10. Insert love notes. You have Valentine’s Day decor, on a budget, that you can use year after year!


If you love this project, check out these other holiday ideas below:

This little mixed fabric hoop valentine decor features a simple heart and is cute enough to stay up all year!

Embroidery hoop valentine decor

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Easy magnetic chalkboard on canvas

Make a simple DIY wreath for your craft room door using some of the pages from an old book, wood circles, and an embroidery hoop. So fun and colorful!
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Lindsey

Monday 1st of February 2010

Such a wonderful idea! I love it. :-)

It's been featured on the Creative Moms Blog Hop today - topic is Sweet Valentine's Day Tutorials:

http://kindredspiritmommy.com/sweet-valentines-day-tutorials-creative-moms-blog-hop/

Appleseed Gifts

Sunday 31st of January 2010

Super cute! I'll have to feature you guys sometime! Definitely becoming a follower!

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The Royal Family

Friday 29th of January 2010

LOVE IT ALL!

the Buzz, Brandy

kermiefrg

Friday 29th of January 2010

This is adorable! So cute! And I think the idea of homemade gifts for V-Day is great : )

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