Holy Smokes!! It’s been far to long since I’ve posted on here!! With the Holiday’s and visitor to my house it’s taken me a while to get my feet back underneath me! I’m going to post something I made last year for Valentines day. It was my Valentine to my one and only!
This is the finished project. Each note has 1 reason why I want him as my Valentine. He gets to read one each day, 10 days… 10 reasons!
Here are each of the steps in making my Valentine… You can also find the tutorial on
First I went and scavenged some scrap 2×4′s. Don’t you love the mud all over them… I cut it into 3 pieces
1. 3 inches, 4.5 inches, 6 inches.
Next is a fun part… POWER TOOLS!! Here is my fabulous sister demonstrating how to use the cute sander in the shape of an iron.. Funny story… On Saturday night I talked my husband into buying me my own sander for all my crafts. Lady’s tell your husband you WANT to go to Home Depot (or any other man store.) and buy a power tool. I’ve never been turned down. Anywho
… when we got there I had NO idea there were that many types of sanders!! Needless to say I came home with the one shaped like an iron.
figured it would be 2nd
Look how much better they look POWER SANDED…
Next step, I stained them. Tasha ended up painting hers a beautiful brown. Either way works AWESOME!
Next step, cut out craft paper to fit on your blocks and mod podge
them to it! Super Easy!
Then sand the edge of the paper. It gives it a super cool ripped effect. Truth be told I started out hand sanding it with that little piece of sand paper, but I had to much fun with the Power Tools!! I finished them up with my new fun toy.
What next… Wrap some wire around a stick to make your note holders… You will need 10 of these. I made my different sizes. Again my sister is doing a great job of demonstrating…
Then… MORE POWER TOOLS!! Crafting is SO much fun! You need to drill holes in your blocks. On your 2 biggest blocks drill 2 holes in each end. Then drill 2 holes in the top of the small block. This time its me demonstrating.
Add your vinyl letters, mod podge it all to seal it in, insert your fun wire, and top it off with your love notes. Voila… Home made Valentines. Tasha’s is on the left and mine is on the right.
My final project out for display!