Chevron Heart for Valentine’s

ChevronHrtMainValentine’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!

Supplies Needed:

 1 sheet foam board (20×30 shown)

Electric knife or Exacto knife

Large heart template (I used brown craft paper roll)

 Chevron Template (below)

Scissors

Pencil

Craft paint (Apple Barrel Bright Magenta shown)

Small paintbrush

Small awl or screwdriver (to pierce holes for hanging)

Jute string

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!

ChevronHrt1Next, paint your chevron stripes and allow to dry completely. (I only painted the pink sections; the white showing is the foam board).

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.”

ChevronHrt2Completed jute “hanger.”

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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.

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ChevronHrt5This burlap ribbon is not wired and is “floppy,” but it’s what I was looking for.  Use wired ribbon if you prefer!

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Hang your heart on the door!

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Even making two hearts, these cost less than $10!

Send me a photo if you decide to make your own!

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Linking to:

Mop It Up Mondays, A Blossoming Life, Craft-o-Maniac, Uncommon Designs, DIY Showoff, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, Pretty Things Link Party, Home Stories A2Z, The Trendy Treehouse, Inspiration Gallery Linky Party, Tidy Mom, One Artsy Mama, Liz Marie Blog, Delightful Order, Weekend Bloggy Reading, Tatertots and Jello, Six Sisters Stuff, Flamingo Toes, Valentine’s Day Link Party, Chef-n-Training, MercyINK Heart & Home Link-Up, High Heels and Grills, Beneath My Heart, Dog Days of Winter Linky Party, 52 Mantels, Imparting Grace

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. This is so adorable and such an easy and fun project! This will be on my list to do this weekend! I would love if you would share this over at my blog hop http://www.ablossominglife.com/2013/01/building-a-better-marriage.html

  2. Those are so cute! I love the size of them and the chevron. :) Megan

  3. Your hearts are gorgeous. I love how they look on the door. I saw them on Craft-o-maniac. Would love for you to link to Thursdays Treasures. http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-week-69/

  4. I love your door decoration! You could do a similar thing at Easter with an egg.

  5. Absolutely the cutest project! Soooo cute! Thanks for sharing! I’m going to get my craft on!

  6. Super cute!

  7. I LOVE anything and everything chevron — SO CUTE!! These would be so adorable hung on my girls’ bedroom doors (PLUS their bedroom colors are hot pink, black and white)! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  8. This is super cute! Definitely something that someone who’s craft impaired (like me) can feel good about making ;)

  9. Oh I love this! I did one similar last year, but I love, love, love the hot pink!!! Too cute!

    Take care,

    Trish

  10. Such a cute cute project!

  11. They are so so cute! The pink chevron pattern and the burlap bow go so well! They look great on your door!

  12. Hey Amanda, I have to try these Special K candies. I make Corn Flake candy that is similar. Thanks for visiting my blog. My parents live between Pine Bluff and Star City.

  13. Amanda,
    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. I’m loving getting the chance to look around your blog and get to know you more.

    Cyndi

  14. This is ADORABLE! I love the colors. I love the burlap. I love it period! =)

    Have a great weekend!!
    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

  15. I love this idea! I am obsessed with chevron!!

  16. I love it! SUPER cute, and simple. How anyone can hate chevron is just beyond me, I love it. Have a great weekend. hugs, jen

  17. These are adorable! I love that they aren’t giant pieces of wood that take a shop class to cut out! I may have to make a couple of these soon! I would love for you to link these up with my blog hop: http://www.finding-my-happy.com/2013/01/yall-having-good-time.html

    Thanks for sharing!

  18. Hello!
    I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!

    Kathie
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday

  19. Super cute!!!

  20. I liked this project so much I put it as the feature blog post from last week’s Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

  21. This is so fun! How can you not love a pink chevron heart!

  22. So pretty!! I love how you’ve paired the vibrant pink with the rustic burlap :)

  23. So cute and simple. The burlap bow adds just the right touch!

  24. This is ADORABLE! I’ve been looking for fun Valentines ideas and this one is a new fav :) Thanks for sharing!

  25. LOVE IT! Great job!

  26. I {heart} this heart! It’s so fun & festive!

  27. Thank you for the beautiful project idea! My sister and I both made this just in time for Valentine’s Day, and they turned out so cute!

  28. Just love this! Thank you for sharing it at Grace at Home. I just featured you!

  29. Wow! Congratulations for being featured for your project over at “Imparting Grace”. This is such a fun look and for SUCH a great price for those visually large door hangings. Great job! Thanks for sharing how you did it with us.

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