Valentine’s Day Door Decoration Tutorial

Remember this box I used to make  this shelf? Well, there was still a whole panel of it left. So I decided to make a cute DIY Valentine’s Door Decoration. What do you think?

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Here’s how to make it.

Valentine’s Day Door Decoration

Supplies:

-Cardboard
-Box cutter or Xacto knife
-Paint: Red & White
– Hot Glue
-Yarn
-Paper
-Scissors

How to:

1. Make a Heart Stencil
You remember this one ladies from Kindergarten. Fold a piece of paper in half. Draw half a heart outline.

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Cut it and Voila!

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You’ve got a stencil. Cut it to a size you think will fit your door and handwriting.

2. Trace your stencil.

Since I spelled “Welcome,” I needed seven hearts. But you could write other things, if you’d like.

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3. Cut your stencil.

Using the box cutter. You also might want to use a cutting mat, unless you want your table to look like mine.

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4. Paint your hearts.
I used acrylic paint. It took about three coats. Wait for them to dry between each coat.

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5. Paint out your letters.
It occurred to me a stencil would be a good choice here, but I freehanded it. After I painted them, I outlined them with a sharpie to make things look neater.

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6. Line up the letters to form your word.
Line them up exactly how you’d like to see them hanging.

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7. Hot glue them together.

8. Add string.
Measure out the length you want your decoration to hang.

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Turn your sign over and use the hot glue gun to fasten the string to your cardboard.

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Really pour the glue on and make sure it’s completely covered.

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Cut any extra string that may be visible.

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Be sure that the glue is completely dry before hanging. And you’re done!

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