Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
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There is something about Valentine Décor. Of course, it isn’t nearly as big as Christmas, but it’s so cheery. Maybe it’s because the house seems empty after the tree is down. But really, how can you go wrong with thoughts of being loved and loving others?
As you know, salvage wood is HUGE around here. I really like the pallet wood hearts, like these. They are right up my alley so I used that as the inspiration for this garland. Plus, it upcycled a box leftover from Christmas.
PALLET HEART VALENTINE GARLAND
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- Cardboard Box with Corrugated Layers
- Heart Template (if desired)
- Craft Paint (Red, White, Dark Brown)
- Paper Towels
- Ribbon/String (This is what I used.)
- Hot Glue Gun
- And don’t forget the Lava Soap to clean up afterwards. Click here to find where to purchase and HERE to get a discount.
- Cut down the seems of one side of box. You will completely remove one panel/side so it’s easier to trace and cut out the hearts.
- Free from, or trace, a heart and cut it out. Alternate the cardboard to the opposite way to get the corrugated “ripples” (if desired) every other heart. Also, I varied the shape on the two different directions. The one with the horizontal corrugated lines was one shape/color and the vertical was a slightly different shape/color.
- Continue the process until you have the desired amount of hearts.
- Take all the vertical hearts, white paint, scrap cardboard, and a paper towel. Place a little dap of white paint on your cardboard scrap. Dip paper towel into paint and test paint streaks on another piece of scrap cardboard. Apply white paint streaks as desired.
- Take all horizontal hearts, red paint, scrap cardboard, and a paper towel. Repeat step above.
- Next, take the brown paint and repeat the steps above only lightly streak to accent the lines.
- Remove any leftover paint from your hands with lava soap. It contains pumice and it easily removes all the DIY product I throw at it. Plus, it actually makes your hands feel good!
- Once the hearts are dry, take ribbon and measure out the desired length before the hearts start. I did 12 inches.
- Using the glue gun, run a line on the back of the heart to glue the ribbon down. I spaced approx. 3 inches between each heart.
- After the last ribbon is in place, again measure the same length used at the beginning.
The pallet heart valentine garland took very little time and was free with supplies on hand and upcycling.
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