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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.

DIY Valentine's Day Decor on a Scrap Wood Budget

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!

Yield: 1 piece

Valentine's Day Decor

DIY Valentine's Day Decor on a Scrap Wood Budget

Learn how to make DIY Valentine's Day decor out of scrap wood! This is made to hold sweet love notes! Will you "bee my valentine?"

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • 2" x 4" wood cut into three squares - 2", 3", 4"
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Sandpaper
  • Vinyl saying or alphabet stickers
  • Thick jewelry wire
  • Wood glue

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Drill
  • Table saw (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut a 2" x 4" into three square pieces - 2", 3", and 4". You can also ask for scraps at a lumber yard and have them cut it for you.
  2. Trace around your wood pieces onto a piece of scrapbook paper, using a pencil.
  3. Cut the paper out using scissors.
  4. Add Mod Podge to the blocks and smooth the paper down on top. Layer the paper in areas and let dry. Add a top coat and let dry.
  5. Sand the edges of the blocks/paper with the sandpaper to distress.
  6. Drill two holes in the block at each end. Leave enough room so the blocks can stack. Glue the blocks on top of each other with the wood glue and let dry.
  7. Add a vinyl saying; smooth down.
  8. Add the wire to your Valentine's Day decor. Twist the wire and insert into the holes.
  9. Create love notes and add them to the wire holders to finish.

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