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Hello again, Made to be a Momma friends! I’m so glad to be back. My name is Sarah and I blog over at Little Red Brick House. You may remember me from my last project here- my Moss Covered Letter. I’m so glad to be sharing a fun Valentine’s Day DIY with you today.
I’m not particularly crafty; more of a DIYer, if you will. So instead of paper crafts, I like to bust out the wood boards and saw. For this project all I needed was a small piece of thin plywood, an 8 ft. piece of wood lattice, some small wooden letters, paint and wood glue.
First, I cut my plywood to 12″ by 9.5″. Then I cut my lattice strip into 12″ pieces. I laid the lattice strips next to each other and free handed a heart shape in the middle. Next, I cut out the heart shape from each piece with a jigsaw and sanded the edges smooth.
Once those were all cut and sanded, I painted the piece of plywood red and stained the lattice strips with my favorite stain- Rustoleum Dark Walnut.
After everything dried completely, I glued the lattice strips onto the plywood with wood glue, making sure they created a pretty heart shape. I set a heavy pack of printer paper on top and let everything dry for about 24 hours.
While that dried I painted my wooden letters white.
I carefully applied the letters under the heart, making sure that my glue didn’t seep out the sides. I let that all dry completely and it was finished!
You can see more of my DIY projects over at my blog or follow along with me through social media!