Monday, February 13, 2012

{LOVE} Door Hanger

In case you missed it last week, here is my project for WYLTC.  All the other ladies had some really fun crafts too so be sure to check them all out.  And the link party is going on now, so if you have any "love" wood crafts, be sure to link them up!


Hello everyone!  Krystal from Sassy Sanctuary here.  It's my favorite time of the month again!  Wood You Like to Craft time!!!!  Since we are in February I naturally wanted to make a project for the big "LOVE" day and I needed something for my front door.  So this is what I came up with.

I never know what to call these kind of things..... I guess its a wreath but not really.  The official title could be a wooden-heart-mobile-door-hanging-thingy.  :)

Whatever you want to call it, it was super fun to make!

All I did was get some plywood and cut out the heart shape with my jig saw.  From there you can decorate it however you want!

I covered the center heart in a piece of scrapbook paper.  Distressed the heck out of it and then hot glued on the little wooden letters.  I got them at Hobby Lobby.

The outer heart I just painted by hand in stripes using colors from my paper design.

As you can see the stripes are far from perfect.  I knew perfect wasn't going to happen so I varied the width and style of each strip so the imperfections would look on purpose.  And I distressed the heck out the that too!

It still needed a little something at this point so I made some felt flowers and put an arrow through the whole thing.

The arrow was a last minute add on.  I ended up just using a couple of skewer, like the ones for kabobs, that I had in my kitchen stash.  Its just hot glued to the back of the heart and then further secured with some felt hot-glued over the top.  The arrow tip and bottom are also just hot-glued on pieces of felt.

It was really a simple thing but I think the arrow made a big difference with the cuteness factor!

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that the two hearts are simply attached to each other by a peice of ribbon stapled to the back.  I also made a little loop at the top to hang the whole thing from.  You need that! :)

So that's it!  My Valentine's wood project.  And it does look pretty dang cute hanging on my front door.  Love it!

I can't wait to see what the rest of the WYLTC ladies come up with!

And in case you haven't figured it out yet, our theme this month is "LOVE" and we can't wait to see all the cute, wooden, Valentine's Day projects out there.

Thanks for reading!

As always I'm linking to these great parties and events:


Cecily said...

I love that door hanger!!! So cute!! :D

Brian, Michelle, Teagan and Isla said...

I love this! Great techniques and colors too! Would love if you would add this to my linky party going on now! Destination: Inspiration at Teagan's Travels. Past and present projects are welcome too.

Thanks, Michelle

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