Okay, so first off I cannot believe it is already halfway through January! Time is flying and I haven’t been on here at all since December basically because my little one has been so sick and of course I had to get whatever she had so I have been battling this dry cough that just does not want to go away and keeps me from my much needed sleep.
I have been able to share my first VLOG of the year about the happenings right now in our home as well as how I took down my Christmas decorations on my YouTube channel. It seems to be easier to film most days. I plan on sending out notifications on my blog for any relatable content on my channel that may be of interest. If you want to subscribe directly to my channel you always can do that here.
However, I thought the best way to light a fire under my butt and get to writing again was to join a sweet little blog hop hosted by my dear friend Cindy over at County Road 407. She is an absolute hoot and I can definitely say one good friend (although she’ll probably give me hell for not saying “great friend”?).
So… she created this fun event!
Yep! We were supposed to take this lovely Pinterest image from Christina over at THE DIY MOMMY and recreate it with our own style.
At that’s just what we all did… make sure to scroll all the way to the end to see what everyone else’s projects look like!
This year so far I have been really applying the KonMarie Method at home (I swear this will make sense in a bit!). I read the book last year, and took a light turn with it, but now with Marie Kondo’s Netflix special it has motivated me even more to use what I already have on hand to decorate instead of going out and getting more crafty things and cluttering my home some more, so I started to get really creative with this project.
The project you will see today is made of items I already had on hand (with the exception of one thing) and leftover Christmas decor so I am really proud of it.
DIY Dollar Tree Valentines Day Decor
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- Wooden Frame
- Berry Bushes from Dollar Tree
- Linen White Chalk Paint
- Red Acrylic Paint
- Artist Brushes
- Glossy Mod Podge
- Foam Board
- Jute String
- Box Cutter (or scissors)
- Heart Template
- Marker or Pen
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
So the first thing you want to do is cut out a heart shape out of foam board. I used some hearts from a decor piece I bought at Dollar Tree.
As always you can view the tutorial below if video is more your jam! ?
Once the heart is cut out, mark an inner heart on the foam board.
Cut that out as well so you make a frame.
I simply hot glued them onto the heart shape, making sure to cover all of the white foam board.
Next, after all of them were on, I used some red acrylic paint to cover some of the white spots on the berries from where I took them apart. If you recall, I did the same thing with my DIY farmhouse ornaments this past Christmas.
Once that was dry, I painted all of the berries over with glossy Mod Podge.
While that was drying I took a wooden frame that I have had for a while (longer than my husband would like) and started sanding the edges. I had painted it with Linen White Chalked Paint a while back, but wanted a more rustic feel so I distressed it a bit.
Now the reason I hadn’t used this frame before was because of the two holes it had on one of the sides. I really didn’t know what to do with it… until now!
So, I turned the heart over and glued some jute string to the back. You can paint the back red or cover it with poster board since it’s not so pretty but since it wasn’t going to be seen, I just left it.
Then I looped the jute string through the holds, tied them in a bow and voila!
An adorable farmhouse berry heart in a frame!
Isn’t she so cute?!?!
And she cost me $0! (I can say that cause that Dollar Tree heart is actually for another project, LOL!)
And look at what everyone else created! Aren’t they precious!? This was too fun! Thank you Cindy for hosting!
Don’t forget to pin this and share with your friends if you love my berry heart as much as I do!
I will see you back here soon!