Valentine’s is around the corner, and I love to have a little something pink on the door! The chevron craze has been going strong for a long time now, and I love how this heart turned out! Display this heart inside or outside, and customize it with any color paint or ribbon to suit your taste!
Forgive me that I did not take pictures of each step…these hearts were completed in countless 5-minute segments over a few days, and I completely forgot amidst the organized chaos! Thus is blogging and crafting with 3 kids under toe!
1 sheet foam board (20×30 shown)
Electric knife or Exacto knife
Large heart template (I used brown craft paper roll)
Chevron Template (below)
Craft paint (Apple Barrel Bright Magenta shown)
Small awl or screwdriver (to pierce holes for hanging)
Burlap ribbon (Hobby Lobby wedding section)
First, cut out a heart template from a roll of craft paper. Trace around the heart onto the foam board. The heart shown is as large as the foam board would allow, but make yours any size you wish. Cut out the heart with electric knife or Exacto knife.
Next, outline the chevron pattern onto the foam board heart using a chevron template. I used this chevron template and cut out the larger stripe for this project. Use the smaller stripe for a smaller pattern. Vivaciously Vintage shows a great tutorial on painting chevron stripes! She used painter’s tape to paint her table, but since my foam hearts were relatively small, I simply placed the template onto the heart and traced one little section at a time. Not professional, but easy and quick!
Then, with an awl or very small Phillip’s head screwdriver, poke small holes in the foam heart, one on each side of the top of the heart. Thread the jute through one hole from the back of the heart and tie off in a knot on the front. Cut more than needed in the back for hanging later. Repeat for other hole. Cut away excess jute on front knots, and tie the back pieces together to create a “hanger.”
Next, make a bow using the wide burlap ribbon. With a short piece of jute, tie the bow to the top of the jute hanger.
Hang your heart on the door!
Even making two hearts, these cost less than $10!
Send me a photo if you decide to make your own!
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