Valentine's Day Wooden Ornaments
I use to have a Valentine's tree. I actually had trees for almost every holiday but it got to be waaaay too difficult to store so many different types of trees.
I still like to make ornaments. I don't have a tree to hang them on but I do like to hang them on my walls. Ornaments for any season are usually pretty easy and always fun.
I chose 2 wooden pieces from Michaels, an XOXO ornament and a heart lock and key and painted them.
See you next time.
Really though, that's about all that you need to do. Pick up 2 (or more) wooden pieces that you like. Craft stores have tons of pieces and online stores have even more. I only got two but I very easily could have picked up plenty more.
I also picked up pretty paint. Yes, I have red and pink paint but I didn't have shiny red and sparkly pink paint. Michael's was having a sale on these paints (actually I think they were being discontinued) so I picked up Folk Art paint in Paradise Pink & Bright Red. I thought they would look pretty on the wood.
And they do! I just used a paint brush to paint the XOXO wooden piece with a thin layer of paint. I let it dry and then painted the bottom half again creating the slightest ombré affect. I didn't want to do a full ombré, just a touch. With the heart lock and key, I just painted both pieces with the pink paint (several times because of how sheer it was) and let it dry. Beautiful!
The wooden ornaments that I used came with brown twine but I didn't want that look. So, I took my cute heart ribbon that I picked up at Walmart and looped it through the holes instead.
Like I said previously, this is such an easy DIY but really cute. You can do this one as a quick craft with the kiddos. They'd have a blast making their own ornaments and showing them off.