DIY VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT

DIY VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT

DIY VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT

DIY VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT
It’s Valentine’s Day next week so I figured I’d create a DIY gift idea for those of you who are looking for some inspo. I loooooove home decor and like to create unique pieces every now and then. I think that giving a decorative gift makes a nice change from the usual Valentine’s day gifts of chocolate, flowers, perfume or jewellery; not that anything is wrong with these gifts, but it’s good to have some options. So, I created a ‘love’ themed wall hanging using canvases, wooden hearts, some ribbon and wooden letters. It’s a quick and easy gift that you can create in a couple of hours that will impress the socks off whomever you choose to give it to.

Or, if you don’t fancy parting with this wall hanging then keep it for yourself and admire it every day – that’s what I decided to do. I just like it too much to part with it just yet!

So give this DIY Valentine’s Day gift a try and consider changing the colour palette to suit your taste. I think it would look awesome in pastel colours; you could even change the letters to spell something else like peace, hope, or someone’s name, so that it can be used for any occasion. Have a look at the instructions and shopping links below, and a big Happy Valentine’s Day to you in advance! xx


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DIY VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT

DIY VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT
You will need: 

  • Canvases: 1 large (40 cm x 40 cm) and 4 small (16 cm x 12 cm). I got mine from The Works.
  • Acrylic paint in 2 colours (black and taupe)
  • Paint brushes
  • Spray matte varnish (this is optional, but it’s good to protect and seal the paint)
  • Wooden hearts (click here)
  • Wooden ‘Love’ letters (click here)
  • Cream coloured ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape or a glue gun
  • A Ruler
  • A Pencil
  • Lots of love in your heart 🙂

DIY VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT
Instructions:

1. Paint the large canvas with taupe paint and the 4 smaller canvases with black paint. I usually apply 2 coats for a nice opaque finish.

DIY VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT

DIY VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT

 

2. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes in between coats.
3. After applying 2 coats of paint, leave the canvases to dry for an hour before spraying with Matte varnish.
4. Let the varnish dry for at least an hour (but follow the directions on the can).
5. Use a ruler and a pencil to mark on the large canvas where you want the smaller canvases to be placed. I placed each small canvas 6 cm from the top and bottom edges of the large canvas, and also ensured that they were centred.
6. Use a glue gun or double sided tape to stick the small black canvases onto the large canvas.

 

DIY VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT
7. Then cut 2 lengths of ribbon and thread them through the holes in the wooden hearts and tie a bow.
8. Stick the hearts on top of where the 2 small canvases meet, and approximately 2cm up from the bottom edges.

DIY VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT
9. Finally, stick the wooden letters onto the black canvases approximately 8cm from the left edge of each canvas. I placed a ruler on the bottom edge of each canvas as I glued on my letters to ensure that they were straight.

DIY VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT

That’s it! This DIY Valentine’s Day gift is so simple that even a 5 year old could do it. So give it a go and do send me pictures of your creations.


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DIY VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT

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DIY VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT


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4 Comments

  1. 12th February 2017 / 4:13 pm

    wow this is such a great idea! looking forward to reading your blog and lovely to chat with you at the bloggin g event yesterday!
    xx finja | http://www.effcaa.com

    • MSA
      Author
      12th February 2017 / 11:59 pm

      Thanks so much Finja. Was lovely meeting you too! xx

  2. 12th February 2017 / 4:59 pm

    This is really cute and looks professionally done. If you asked me I would be wowed that you made it looks like something that was done in a store. Or maybe its me and all of my crafts end up a sloppy disaster.

    xo,
    https://lidsandtricks.com/

    • MSA
      Author
      13th February 2017 / 12:03 am

      Thanks Alexis. You should give this DIY project a try – it’s disaster proof, so you might just surprise yourself.

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