Ten on the 10th - Rustic Heart

Welcome to a new feature that you will be seeing here on the 10th of each month .  Let me explain...about a week ago I was invited to join a wonderful group of bloggers for a monthly blog hop called, "Ten on the 10th", where DIY/decor ideas are shared costing $10 or less.  Fun, right?
Come along with me as I join this talented group of ladies.  This month's theme is Valentine's Day.

Since I only had about a week to come up with my idea and get it done, I used my 'go-to' material:  pallet wood to make a rustic heart.  I started by drawing my pattern and cutting it out with my jig saw.


Both pieces were sanded since pallet wood can be quite rough:
Next came the red craft paint that was pretty bright:
Sorry this is blurry.  That's what happens when your rushing.
I toned-down the red with a little antiquing medium:
The two pieces were glued together and a strip of wood spanning both of them across the back was screwed in.
Using my Cricut, I cut the word 'Love' on cardstock:
It was attached to the heart with Mod Podge.  I gave everything one more coat and it was done.  One more Valentine's Day project completed under ten dollars!
Be sure to visit each of the talented bloggers below to see their Valentine's Day inspiration.  I hope you'll leave them a comment and don't forget to pin and share!

Ann at The Apple Street Cottage - You're Here!
Cindy at County Road 407
Laura at Decor to Adore
Susan at Homeroad


Comments

  1. What a cute Valentine decoration! - you make it look so easy to make!!

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  2. You had me at jigsaw. When I grow up, I want to get a jigsaw and learn how to use it! Your heart is perfect and I'm so glad you've joined us on Ten on the tenth.

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    1. Thank you so much, Eilis. After I retired, I wanted a new hobby and I kept seeing ladies on Pinterest making things with wood. I told my husband I wanted a jigsaw and he bought me one for my birthday...and so it goes! You should get one, they're a lot of fun. I'm thrilled to be a part of this group and can't wait to visit everyone!

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  3. This is so cute! I have some old fencing and am inclined to create one.

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    1. Old fencing is great stuff. I wish I could get my hands on some...for now, the two pallets I disassembled should keep me busy!

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  4. This is adorable. so cute. Welcome to Ten on the 10th.

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    1. Thank you, Katie. I'm thrilled to be here!

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  5. Ann, this is just too cute! You make cutting wood sound so easy! I would lose a finger or two...LOL. So happy to be joining you in this blogging group! Look forward to seeing the rest of your projects! Have a great one! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Benita, Actually it is pretty easy, it just takes a little practice. No lost fingers allowed! I make sure I have no distractions while cutting.

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  6. I love this. I'm pretty power tool savvy but the jigsaw is one that I really need to learn! THis makes me want to run out to my garage and get with it! So cute.

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    1. The jigsaw was my first power saw, Tammy. I always say if I can do it, anyone can!

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  7. That is such a cute and easy project for valentine's day. That lettering is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I really like the lettering too...It's from Close To My Heart.

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  8. Love this rustic idea! I hope the hubby doesn't mind when I "borrow" some of his wood pieces. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. If there are enough pieces, he won't even notice! Lol

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  9. A jigsaw?? Get out of town! You are so talented. The closet I come to a power tool is my sewing machine and even that's a stretch. I love this. That Love font on top of the rustic heart is perfect. And welcome to the group! ❤️

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    1. I LOVE my jigsaw, Kim. It's easy to use and makes cool things...I'm thrilled to be a part of this group. Thank you!

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  10. Ann, I am so impressed that you have a jigsaw and know how to use it!! What a cute project for Valentine’s. I’m so happy to have you with us on Ten on the 10th.

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    1. No need to be impressed, it's actually pretty easy to use, Carol, and I'm very happy to be a part of this group!

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  11. You make this look easy! I haven't used a jigsaw in decades. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

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  12. Love your wooden heart, Ann! Several years ago I cut a wooden heart out of some scrap wood with my scroll saw and then dry brushed it with white paint and added an old door escutchen lock to it with a key hanging on curled wire. Was a fun project! {I adore hearts!} Definitely going to keep coming back to everyone's posts and share more as the Valentine's season gets closer.
    Happy hugs to you and thanks.

    Happy to be an alternate this time with you,
    Barb :)

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. I've never used a scroll saw...I worry about my fingers with that one! LOL
      I'm so glad you stopped by, come back again soon, won't you?

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