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DIY Wood Craft Riser Perfect for Valentine’s Day 

There is still time to make this easy wood craft for Valentine’s Day. This heart-shaped wood riser is a quick DIY project for your own home, or it makes a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.  

Doing an adorable Valentine’s Day craft is a great way to create some unique Valentine’s Day decor.  I enjoy grabbing vintage treasures from the thrift store or inexpensive dollar store items and creating some one-of-a-kind Valentine’s decorations like this easy riser.  Creating them myself allows me to follow my own personal taste, which is nothing too romantic, or sparkly.  

An easy to make Wood Valentines Day Craft using Dollar Store Supplies.  The Valentine is painted white with green eucalyptus leaves on the front.  The little Valentine shaped riser is sitting on a tray surrounded by other neutral decor.

I love doing all sorts of wood crafts but it has been much too cold to work with the powerful tools out in the garage, so I purchased a Dollar Store wood heart-shaped sign instead.  I would love to make one out of wood and stain it for a more rustic look, but for now, I made this fun Valentine’s Day craft using paint and Mod Podge instead.  I am pretty excited about how it turned out.

DIY Valentine’s Day Craft Wood Table Riser Tutorial

You don’t need any expensive craft supplies for this DIY, and I bet you can get everything you need at the Dollar Store.  If you can’t find a napkin you like, look for some pretty tissue paper instead.  I had little bead-like items I got at the thrift store eons ago, but large wood beads or small wood blocks from the dollar store would work just as well.  You can even cut some dollar tree Jenga blocks and stack them.  ​

​Wood Valentine Craft Supplies

  • Dollar store wood heart-shaped sign at least 1/2 inch thick
  • White Acrylic Paint (I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Limestone)
  • 1-inch craft paintbrush
  • small thin paintbrush or cotton swab
  • small screwdriver and pliers
  • Sanding block or 120-grit sandpaper
  • Wood Filler (I used Dry Tex Spackling)
  • Wood  Legs  (small pegs, large wood beads, etc.)
  • Mod Podge 
  • White napkin with a pretty motif (or tissue paper)
  • Foam brush
  • E6000 and hot glue

Step One –  Prep

Start by removing any embellishments, staples, etc. from your wood heart.  As mine had some paper on one side, I removed as much as possible and gave it a quick sanding to check if anything else would lift.  I will use it as the back of the Valentine-shaped riser.  The other side had a ribbon hanger attached so I removed it with a screwdriver and pliers.  If your wood has staple holes fill them with whatever wood filling you have on hand.  I used Dry Tex Spackling because  I keep it on hand.  Set aside to dry for 20 minutes to half an hour.  Once the filler is dry give it a light sanding with a sanding block or sandpaper.

A dollar store wood Valentine with part of the cover tore off. Its the before picture for a Wood craft for Valentines day diy project.
Sanding a wood Valentine heart smooth for a Valentine's diy project.

Step Two –  Paint

Use any craft or latex paint brand you like or have on hand.   I used white Fusion Mineral paint for my heart, but if I didn’t have it on hand I would use white latex I keep on hand for touching up wood trim.  I applied two coats of paint on all sides of the wood Valentine and the four little bead legs and let it dry.  Be wiser than me and wear gloves for the beads!

Painting the sides of a wood Valentine heart shape.
Painting some thrift store beads while making a Valentine's Day craft.  The bead is being held by a hand, and there is a small paint brush with white paint.

Step 3 – Mod Podge

​I found my napkins more than a year ago probably at Home Sense,  but tissue paper would work as well.  If using a napkin remember to separate the layers and just use the top piece with the pattern on it.  If you prefer to use a Valentines Day napkin go for it, I just wanted my heart-shaped riser to be usable year around.  

Begin by making a soft ripped outline around the design on your napkin.  The easiest way to do this is to use a small brush dipped in water.  Paint around the pattern being careful not to get any water on it.  Then carefully pull the excess part of the napkin away.  

Water is being applies around the edge of a napkin design.

Once you have the pattern ready, apply a thin coating of Mod Podge to the front of your heart-shaped wood.  Place the napkin pattern on top as close to centered as possible.  Then cover with Mod Podge.  Let dry.

Wood Valentine Craft Video How To

If you prefer to watch the video tutorial. I have created a step-by-step video tutorial for you that shows each step.

Step Four –  Attaching the Legs

​Attach the legs using a little bit of both E6000 glue and hot glue.  The hot glue will hold the legs on instantly giving your easy craft project some time to dry.  The E6000 glue will give you a stronger permanent hold. Give each leg a little dab of hot glue, using more of the E6000.  Place each leg evenly in four corners.  Before the glue sets check the stability of your little wood riser.  Adjust the placement of the legs if necessary.

White painted beads being attached to the back of a wood heart with E6000 and hot glue.

Displaying and Using Your Valentine Riser

Whenever I display anything made from dollar store supplies I pair it with other higher-end decor.  I find vintage thrift store finds much easier to use but if using something from the Dollar Store I am very cautious to be strategic with how and what I place with it so it looks its best.  Thankfully this little Valentine wood craft heart is a nice size, it’s thick enough and substantial enough to fit in with the other elements.  With a couple extra minutes of your time, you can make your little Valentine diy projects look like they came from a pricey gift shop.   I hope you enjoy making this craft idea.  Leanna

Valentine's Day decor arrangement using a woode Valentine's day craft riser.  The heart shaped rise is surrounded by other neutral green and white decor, including a white candle, green coffee coaster and neutral wood farmhouse bead string.

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An easy to make neutral Valentine's Day wood craft in soft whites, creams and greens.  The Valentine shaped DIY wood riser is sitting on a tray with natural wood beads, a green candle in a jar and green coffee coasters.

Other DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts 

I enjoy creating all kinds of Valentine’s Day craft ideas, I still have another set of wood hearts I want to play with this year, hopefully, I can share them soon.  

DIY Valentines Wreath

​Here is a DIY Valentine’s Wreath I created for our front door. I used a wire hanger and some leftover eucalyptus greenery. Just like today’s wooden riser Valentine’s day craft, I kept it neutral.

Easy Dollar Store Bird Suet Feeder

Here is another simple heart shaped Valentine’s day craft you can create using Dollar Store Supplies. The wild birds will love you for it, and its a fun way to spend sometime outdoors on Valentine’s Day


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