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Wooden Heart Craft for Valentines

Easy Wood Valentines Craft

This DIY wooden heart craft is a really easy Valentine’s craft idea. Its very easy to make and because its made from wood, it will last for several years. Its a beautiful yet easy to make Valentine decor or even a Valentine’s gift idea. The wood heart only takes about ten minutes to create.   I purposely avoided using red so you could use the Valentine for a Spring decoration, or to decorate a child’s bedroom.

An easy to make wood heart craft for Valentine decorating. The heart is painted white with natural wood, and is hanging from a soft baby blue cottage style ribbon attached to a white wood frame.

You will need a pre-cut heart that are available from Michaels or the dollar store.  This one is from Michael’s  and I using a coupon it was $4.50 in Canada.  I did see something similar at the dollar store, but for the two dollars difference I wanted the added texture you can see in the wood.

Wooden Heart Craft Supplies

Wooden heart cut out

White chalk paint

Pretty 2″ wide wire ribbon

Large picture frame

Prepping the Wood Frame for Hanging

You don’t have to hang your wooden heart craft from a frame, it will look pretty all on its own, but I recently purchased a very ugly frame from the junk auction and decided to give it a quick update.

Step One was to put on gloves to remove the icky smoke coated canvas.

Then get busy washing the frame and any hanging hardware the wood frame may have. Let the frame dry very well, and then apply three coats of white chalk paint. 

Judging the placement and size of a wooden heart craft inside a frame. The frame will be painted white.

Painting the Wooden Heart Craft

The wood grain of this wood heart had almost panel like sections making it very easy to paint.  Instead of taping off the stripes I was able to cut the edges with a small paint brush.  I applied two coats of paint allowing it to dry between coats.  The plain sections were left as is.

Once the paint is dry, apply two coats of wax to all the surfaces of the Valentine heart.

A closeup of a wooden heart with wood grain. You can see the part of the heart that's been left natural versus the white washed sections for contrast. The wooden heart is hung from a white frame with a pretty cottage style soft blue and pink ribbon with bow.

Lay the painted frame onto a flat surface.  My wood heart had a metal hanger on the top.  If your doesn’t use a staple instead.  Leave a one foot tail, wrap the ribbon around the burlap on the heart and around the frame.  Then using the one foot tail and the second part of the ribbon, tie into a pretty bow.

I do really love the tradition pink blush colours  of Valentines, if given my choice I would have pinks and plum decor year around, Hubs is not a fan.  Its really fun to have an excuse to create all thing pretty and feminine for Valentines day, I hope you are able to find some time to enjoy it as well.

A farmhouse style white and natural wood wooden heart hanging from a frame by a pretty cottage ribbon.

I would love to hear what your Valentine celebrations consist of.   Do you do anything really special?

Other Valentine’s Day Crafts

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Free Valentine Printable Banner Craft

Here is the printable tutorial and templates for the little Valentine banner craft you see hanging over the wooden heart. The banner is printed on plain cardstock and cut out, no need to purchase patterned paper.

A home decor Valentine craft idea in cream fabric with dark blue embroidery and flowers. A little heart shaped Valentine hanger with lavendar flowers.

Home Valentine Decoration Craft

You can make this pretty Valentine craft with a Cricut or without. If you have a friend or loved one who enjoys farmhouse cottage style like I do, they will love this thoughtful DIY Valentine gif idea.

I hope your Valentine’s week is a good one! Whether you celebrate it as a family as a happy single or a couple. I hope your week’s fabulous for you!


    1. Thank you Marie. That soft blue was a change from my typical pink lol

  1. Just adore this sweet project! All of the gorgeous fabrics that you use in your projects make my heart sing! Such a lovely project to help sprinkle some love on Valentines Day!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you, Colleen. It’s so easy especially if you already have a frame.

  2. I love the simplistic beauty of this! Pinned! #MM

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you for pinning. Glad you like it, I tried to keep it simple so it can be used after Valentines.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you, Michelle, I bought it at either Hobby Lobby on holidays or Michaels. I love that soft blue colour on it.

  3. This is so cute Leanna, I love that the heart is two-tone hanging in the freshly painted frame. You scored on that frame too, I bet you’ll use that for more than just Valentines Day.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Toni. The thrift stores here are charging more than I will pay for large frames, especially the ornate ones. I was quite excited to find and fix this one up.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Your right it would be very easy to make out of scrap wood. You could make a couple in various sizes and hang more than one in the frame.

  4. Really pretty idea, Leanna! I could see the ribbon changed out with tulle and used for a wedding too. Pinned 🙂

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Marie. I hadn’t thought of it for a wedding but it would look pretty with the tulle. Great idea my friend.

  5. Love your wooden heart it looks very sweet in the frame.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thanks, Claire. It is so easy to make, I was happy to find a cut out the right size and skip working in the horribly cold garage. (-32 C outside) bleck lol

  6. My daughter would love this in her room! And it’s something even non-crafty folks like me can make 🙂

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I purposely chose not to put pink on the heart so that it looked a little less like only Valentines. I think this would be really sweet in a girls bedroom. If she is school age you could place strings along the back for her to clip her valentine cards to.

  7. This is so cute. I like these fun little crafts for Valentine’s Day. It is lower key than Christmas.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I totally agree. Valentines is very low key here, but I really enjoy the little crafts for the season.

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