Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

Saturday, January 23, 2021
Today I'm sharing a fun Valentine makeover project with my friends from the Do-It-Over-Designers!

We share a fun project bi-monthly, there is no theme, we just take something old and give a fresh new life! It's always fun to see what everyone comes up with 😃

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine
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I found this wooden heart at the thrift store and it was half off, so just $1.50!

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

I was envisioning this with a puffy heart inside. I used some batting, a thrifted sweater, a scrap of cardboard, and not pictured: stuffing, hot glue, and paint.

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

I removed the wire and raffia, then sprayed the heart red.

Then I traced around the heart on the cardboard.

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

I actually cut 2 of these cardboard hearts.

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

I decided the red was too harsh for my taste so I painted over that in off-white and sanded it in spots so the red peeked through for a distressed finish.

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

I cut out a piece of batting that would be large enough to cover the heart.

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

Since I was imagining a puffy heart, I added some stuffing.

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

Then I ran a bead of hot glue around the edges and stuck the batting over the stuffing and down into the glue.

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

Then I cut a piece of the sweater to cover that.

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

And glued it down on the back.

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

The batting over the stuffing provides a smooth look instead of lumpy from the stuffing.

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

I put the wooden heart over the puffy heart, glued, and clamped to dry.

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

Then I glued the second piece of cardboard I cut over the cut edges of the sweater on the back. I painted that too but didn't take a picture of that.

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

Then I wanted to dress the front up a little bit. I used some faux succulents and ferns that I had and I picked up the glittery heart at Hobby Lobby.

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

What do you think??

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

It turned out just how I imagined so I'm happy!

Upcycled Wooden Heart Valentine

I love how puffy it is 😊

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