Valentine Plaque - Quick & Easy!

Are you looking for a Valentine's Day project that is easy and won't take to long to make?  I've got just the thing for you.  I made this in an afternoon and it's perfect for adding a little Valentine's Day decor to your home.  

Before starting this project, let me welcome you to the Creative Craft Hop hosted by Sara from Birdz of a Feather.   If you just came from seeing Donna's Pom Pom Wreath, welcome to the Cottage.  At the bottom of this post I'll direct you to the next stop on this hop, but be sure to visit all of the other stops too for some amazing inspiration. They will all be listed.

It all began with a package of small wood planks from the dollar store.
Since it's winter and I'm in an apartment right now, stain was not an option - too smelly.  So, I used some antiquing medium on one plank.
I used a paper towel to wipe it on/off until had the color I wanted.
Wanting a  'weathered-look' I lightly brushed some white craft paint over the 'stained' wood...
...and wiped some off with a dry rag...
...until I had the look I wanted.
Two small holes were drilled at one end and a piece of black cord was added for hanging.
A strip of lace was attached to the top and bottom with hot glue.
A piece of scrapbook paper was cut, the edges were torn, and it was glued to the plaque.
A heart was cut from chipboard on my Maker and painted with red craft paint.
It needed a few embellishments:
It was attached with a few pieces of foam tape to give it some dimension.
The final touch was adding a red gem to the lower, right corner.
Time to find a spot to hang it!
Here?
Or maybe here?
Either spot on the Waterlogged China Cabinet seems to work!

I hope you'll pin, share, comment, and follow.  If you click on those 3 little lines at the top left of the blog (on the Home page), you'll see where to find me...or click on the icon below to share.


Remember, this is a blog hop and next on the hop is Terrie, sharing her Paper Cone Heart. Once you've stopped by to see her, be sure to visit all of the others for more inspiration!  Here's the list:



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Comments

  1. How cute is this? I love it! So pretty and I can see it looking great in so many places. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. It was a fun project that didn't take much time at all!

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  2. Great idea to use that glaze; you'd never know it's not wood stain! Perfect spot for it on the china cabinet; so cute!

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    1. I was surprised and very pleased to see how the antique medium turned out. It really is a great alternative to stain on projects like this one!

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  3. Ann, this is adorable. Great tutorial, very easy to follow and inspiring. Thanks Ann for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Terrie. I think it's an easy way to add a little touch of Valentine's Day to the house!

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  4. Oh this is so pretty, Ann! You have a knack for creating the most dainty and exquisite items! I think you're truly a romantic at heart!

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    1. Aww, thanks, Gail! I don't know about a 'knack' but it sure is fun to dig through my stuff to see what I can come up with!

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  5. Ann, you transformed a simple piece of wood with the lace and sheet music--two of my faves! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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    1. Lace and sheet music are always a wonderful combination - so glad you like it!

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  6. So cute and creative! You took a piece of this and a bit of that and made such a pretty decoration! I love the sheet music and the way you embellished the heart and how you used thick tape to attach it so it was more 3 D...adorable!
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenna. I really think the layering was the key for this project!

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  7. Beautiful, Ann! It's a perfectly "lovely" creation! Happy {early} Valentine's Day!!

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  8. Very cute idea! I really appreciate the tutorial, I’m going to give this a try.

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    1. Thank you so much, Zenda. I'm so glad I've inspired you to give it a try!

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  9. Ann, what a clever idea. I love how you took totally different t supplies and combined them for a lovely decoration. The embellishments add a nice touch.

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  10. Very pretty Ann. Love the bit of lace the pearls

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. I'm trying to use all the 'bits n bobs' I have sitting around my craft room. There sure are plenty of them! LOL

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  11. I love this! SO pretty and delicate. Great job. Found you at Happiness is Homemade. XO- MaryJo

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    1. Thank you so much, MaryJo. I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  12. This is so pretty. I haven't seen these wood slices in the dollar store in my area but I will be looking for them.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. I was surprised to see them - so I grabbed two packages!

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  13. I'm sitting here chuckling because I have almost the identical package of wood planks from Michaels sitting on my desk for a V-Day project. So pretty! I hope you'll also link up to my party this week!

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    1. Great minds think alike, Carol. We knew we'd think of something to do with them! So glad you like it and, yes, I'll be by....

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  14. So sweet! It really captures the feel of the holiday.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  15. Really cute!! Pinned - Thanks for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth Party. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  16. I love this and all the little details you added. Pinning this for a future project. Thanks you for sharing it with us at Farmhouse Friday! So cute!

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  17. This is so sweet for Valentines decor! The vintage-looking sheet music with the lace and pearl embellishments make the perfect background for the bright red heart. Pinned.
    Thank you for sharing on Talent-Sharing Tuesdays.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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  18. So glad to see this at my party last week, so I can feature it this week!

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol. You just made my day💕 - it's been a tough one!

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  19. Love this craft, Ann! You could even use it on top of a wrapped gift.
    Rachelle

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    1. I didn't think of that, Rachelle. What a good idea!

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  20. Quick & easy! I love a good Dollar Tree craft!! Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators at LifeasaLEOWife.com!
    XOXO,
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

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