The other day I was at Home Depot getting some wood for a little craft group I do with friends. I asked them to cut my 6 foot 2x6 in half so it would fit into my car when I noticed that there was a TON of scrap wood just sitting on the floor by the saw, so I asked the man in the orange apron what they did with it. He just said it was left over from other people who only wanted part of a board. So I asked him if I could have it and he said sure! For FREE! I left with about 5 times as much wood as I came in for! So, now I have a bunch of wood just waiting to be made into something cute! I honestly love wood. My sweet husband got me a compound miter saw for my birthday and it is the best present ever! But I digress! On to my post... some more Valentine crafts!
This is the craft I did with my craft group.
I came up with this one because my boys LOVE writing notes and coloring pictures for everyone. My kindergartener is learning to write and I thought this would be good practice. This is made from a 2x6 that I cut into 10 inch blocks. I drilled two holes into the side for the ribbon (which is from Hobby Lobby), sanded it down, and painted it white. I took apart some mini clothes pins and painted them pink and after they were dried and put back together I glued them on top with E6000. I cut the letters from vinyl with my Silhouette. I also printed a bunch of Valentine's words off the computer, cut them into little cards and put them with a pen in a Valentine mug right next to this so the boys can easily write everyone love notes. It has been a fun new tradition!
These blocks were made from my FREE wood!
I don't know why it has taken me so long to make some Valentine decorations! My favorite color is pink, and I have all boys, so I don't get to use it very often. So Valentines Day is the perfect excuse to add some pink to my house! These are really easy to make. I cut a 2x6 into different sized blocks, painted them pink, sanded the edges, and rubbed some walnut stain on them. I cut the letters from my Silhouette, (of course) but you could hand cut them. I used some Mod Podge to add some border strips that I got from the dollar spot at Target. For the last finishing touch I tied some ribbon around each one and I love how they turned out.
These are more blocks from my free wood. (See I told you I love wood!) These are 2x2s and I think I cut them down to 3 and 4 inches. After I painted them I inked the edges with pigment ink. The letters are from my scrapbook supplies-chipboard letters. I also inked the edges on them. I added a little wooden knob to the top and think it is so cute!
Stay tuned tomorrow for some more Valentine crafts...that don't involve free wood, but are SUPER CHEAP, SUPER EASY AND SUPER CUTE!