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.
But that’s not all! I’m posting today with some of my blog friends. So when you’re 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.
OK... let's get to it!
I had all of the supplies to make my Valentine Door Decoration in my stash and leftovers from other projects. Don't you love when you can make something for free?
You will need: A thin piece of wood, a printer, pencil, craft paint, ribbon, hot glue gun, and the hands of your family members.
How To Make A Valentine's Front Door Decoration
Make the hand prints
The first thing you need to do is 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.
Make the text
Next you're going to need some text. I made this one on the computer using a fun font.
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.
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?
Paint the letters onto the wood sign
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.
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.
When it's 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!
And that's all folks!
Ready for more Valentine's Day Ideas? Hop on over to these wonderful blogs for more inspiration!
- 1) Valentine's Day Cupcakes by Cupcake Diaries
- 2) Hand Print Valentine's Door Decor by Hey There, Home (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 Plan
- 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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