These Wood Slice Valentines are not only adorable but easy peasy to make. Why not make a polymer heart ornament for YOUR valentine?!
I was gifted a whole pile of wood slices last fall and can honestly tell you that they have been a crafting staple ever since. If you have the opportunity to cut some yourself or have a friend do it I highly recommend adding wood slices to your craft room stash!
But don’t let not having wood slices stop you. Heavy cardstock, cardboard or circular wooden cut outs can all be found at Michaels and used as an alternative base.
Too busy to make these Valentines right away?! Pin them for later! Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
It’s nice to have something like this in the house to add to last minute gifts or just to let a friend know that you are thinking of them. See? These are not only for Valentines but All The Times… LOL
How to create a wood slice valentine:
- Start by simply drilling a hole into each of the wood slices. I then painted a few of them white using acrylic paint and free handing the paint onto the slice with a paintbrush. Some I left natural. It’s up to you. If you don’t have wood slices I found these Wooden Rounds on Amazon that could be used to create a similar look!
2. Next, using red Sculpey (oven baked clay), form heart shapes about 1″x1″ in size. Bake as directed on the clay package. After baking the hearts use hot glue to affix them to the wood slice. Finally tie a bit of twine through the hole for hanging and voila!
Simply easy right?!? They would be fun to make with a group of kids at camp or students in class. While the paint is drying the children can be creating clay hearts. When they are done baking the paint should be dry and ready for gluing.
The fantastic thing about this craft is that these Wood Slice Valentines could be used as a gift or trinket for your loved one on Valentines Day OR:
- a gift tag for any occasion
- an ornament on the Christmas Tree
- a backpack accessory
- an addition to Christmas packages
- as a key chain
- added to Valentine home decor
- given to strangers as RAK….
the possibilities endless! Last year I used these to add a pop of texture to Christmas gifts, wrapping them with brown paper, red ribbon and adding a lovely wood slice heart. I also added a few to my already rustic looking Christmas Tree.
More of my crafting essentials:
- We love using these Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints to add bright color to all of our projects.
- These paint brushes are ideal for most craft surfaces and a great price!
- This art supplies kit is our favorite because it has everything we needed to get started.
- This rolling storage cart helps to keep our craft supplies organized.
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