Valentine’s Front Door Decor

I’m not one to go all out on the Valentine’s Day Decorations, but since having kids it is fun to do a little something around a holiday.  I’ve been on a roll when it comes to having something festive on my front door, so why not continue that trend with a little Valentine’s Day flair?  And who can resist tiny hand prints?

Today I’ll show you how I made this simple Valentine’s Front Door Decor

Valentine Door Decoration

but that is not all!  I’m posting today with some of my bloggy friends. So when you are done here, check out the links at the end of this post to see what fabulous things they have going on for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day Ideas

Ok.  Let’s get to it!

I had all of the supplies to make my Valentine Door Decoration in my stash and left overs from other projects.  Don’t you love when you can make something for free?

You will need:  A thin piece of wood, a printer, a pencil, craft paint, some ribbon, a hot glue gun, and the hands of your family members.

Valentine's Door Decoration

The first thing you will need to do is to stamp each person’s hand prints onto the wood.  I did each hand in a different color and placed them to look like hearts…ahhhh.  This is a bit nerve wracking, especially with the little ones.  My best advice is to have someone help you and not put too much paint on their hands.  You can always fudge it a little bit by dabbing more paint on with the end of a brush where their hand would be.

Valentines Door Decoration

Next you are going to need some text.  I made this one on the computer {which you can print out here.}

 Before you begin, lay it in position to make sure it fits correctly.

Then flip your print out over and on the back side go crazy with your pencil all over the outline of the text.

Valentines Door Decoration

Now, lay it back into position and with the tip of a mechanical pencil (with no lead showing) trace along the edge of your text.  You will want to press firmly so that the lead you rubbed all over the back of the paper transfers onto the wood.  How cool is that?

Valentine Door Decoration

Now you are ready to paint!  I find that to get these really detailed lines, my favorite tool is my mechanical pencil (again.)  I seriously use a mechanical pencil for so many things that it was not intended for.  So put the lead up inside the pencil and dip the tip into your paint and trace your pencil marks.  You will have to dip often, but the detail you get from this method is worth it.

Valentine Door Decoration

Ok.  I have to admit that I sorta impressed myself here.  I mean look how those letters turned out!

 For the red letters I really liked the sketchy look of the font so I just sort of scratched lines into the middle of the letters to get the same look.

Valentine Door Decoration

When it is done drying you can saw off any extra space from the piece of wood.

Then hot glue some ribbon onto the back, let that dry and hang it up!

Valentine Door Decoration

And that is all folks!

Ready for more Valentine’s Day Ideas?  Hop on over to these wonderful blogs for more inspiration!

Valentine's Day Ideas

1) Valentine’s Day Cupcakes by Cupcake Diaries
2) Hand Print Valentine’s Door Decor by Tiny Sidekick (you are here now)
3) Sweet Cream Strawberry Hearts by Cook and Craft Me Crazy
4) Paper Heart Wreath by Made to be a Momma
5) Bunny Valentine Printable by Whistle and Ivy
6) Valentine’s Date Night Match Game by Play .Party. Pin.
7) I Only Have Eyes for You Printable Valentines by Persia Lou
8) Heart-Shaped Chocolate Truffles by Sugar Tart Crafts
9) Maze Valentine Printables by Cutesy Crafts
10) Gold Conversation Hearts by Homemade Ginger
11) Glow Stick Valentines by Keeping it Simple

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don’t consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

28 thoughts on “Valentine’s Front Door Decor

  1. Shannon says:

    where did you get that small piece of wood? I looked at my local hardware store, but they only had much larger. I can’t find anything that thin. I would really love to do this project.

    Thank you so much for posting this!

    1. Hi Shannon. This piece of wood is actually underlayment. It was a leftover piece from my floating shelves project. They sell relatively small pieces of it on an endcap in the lumber section of home depot. They will also cut it for you there. So you will have to buy the piece (I think it is around 5 bucks) and then ask them to “rip it” for you to the size you need. Let me know if you have any more questions.

  2. […] Valentine’s Day Cupcakes by Cupcake Diaries 2) Hand Print Valentine’s Door Decor by Tiny Sidekick 3) Sweet Cream Strawberry Hearts by Cook and Craft Me Crazy 4) Paper Heart Wreath […]

    1. Thanks Sara! I’ll add it to my party page!

  3. This is so adorable, Corey! And you’re totally right–those letters look awesome! They look like they were printed right on there! And the handprint pattern is gorgeous, too. MUST attempt! Snow day today, so I’m looking for activities!

    1. Hi Kristen. This would be a great snow day activity cause you can to do it in little segments. I would love to see a photo of the finished product if you make one so keep me posted!

  4. So cute, Corey! I am always looking for things to do for door decor other than regular round wreaths, and this is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  5. I saw this on pinterest and LOVE it! Super cute idea, love love love. Anything with hand or foot prints gets my attention. Gotta capture the kids before they grow up since it happens so fast

  6. So adorable Corey! I love this- I might adapt the hand print heart idea to my classroom for V-Day. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  7. This is adorable!! Great idea on the pencil!! Pinning! 🙂 Have a great week!

    1. Thanks Mandy. I would be lost without my mechanical pencil! Ha. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

  8. Love it SO much!!! The way you did the letters, the colors, everything! Great idea!

  9. Kimberly Crossley says:

    That turned out so cute!

  10. What an awesome idea. I love that it’s personalized just for your family. I might have to do this with my little guy if he’ll let me stamp his hand.

    1. Thank you. I thought it would be really hard to stamp my 1 year old’s hand, but he did great. My husband held him while I did it and I didn’t use a lot of paint. Then I went back with a brush and made it darker where it needed it. Have a great weekend Britni!

    1. I know right? Not to toot my own horn, but you know when you see it in your head and it actually turns out! A-mazing! Love that!

  11. Awesome job Corey! I’m officially in aww of your skills. Every single time I’ve tried a painted handprint project with the kids it’s been a complete disaster! I would be hyperventilating trying to get 4 people not to screw it up on the same piece. You rock!

    1. Hahaha. I know. I was a nervous nelly. Mostly because I did this project with stuff I had on hand and REALLY didn’t want to start over or have to go to the store. Have a great weekend Toni.

  12. CUTE!! I love how you did the lettering, I’ve never seen that method before. It turned out great!

  13. Easy and pretty – my two favorite was to DIY! Love. Great job.

    1. Thanks Ashley. My 2 favorites too. And I already had everything I needed in my stash, so it was “free” although the hubs reminded me that it wasn’t since I had purchased the stuff at some point. Ha!

  14. This is DARLING! I love that it’s different for every family! SO CUTE! xo-Brook

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