While you may think of hearts as just for Valentine’s Day, I think they can be displayed year round. Hearts make great wall art and are even better when you can make them from scraps you may have laying around the house.
Like so many of my other projects this one starts out with pallet wood but this time I’m using a piece of old roofing slate as my background.
Cut a heart shape out of paper and trim until you get a nice size for your background.
Trace around the heart onto pallet wood and cut out with a jigsaw or a scroll saw.
Cut a larger heart pattern for the middle heart. This heart was too large to fit onto just one piece of pallet wood.
For consistency I used the same heart for the center of the larger, middle heart as I did for the 2 smaller hearts.
Sand the edges of all your hearts.
Paint your top and bottom heart red followed by a coat of dark vintage wax.
Over top a sheet of vintage sheet music place your center heart pieces, trace and cut out.
If you don’t have music you could consider old love letters, tissue paper, decorative scrap book paper, old book pages, newspaper…
Modpodge the music onto your heart.
Paint a layer of modpodge, add the music and finish with another layer of modpodge.
Soften the edges by sanding and finish with a coat of vintage wax.
Use construction adhesive to attach your pallet wood hearts to the slate.
Leave as is or decorate with bits of rusty junk. I used old hinges.
If you have a smaller slate, you may want to consider one large heart in the middle.
And if you need more pallet wood heart inspiration make sure you head on over to my website for hearts from last year. You can find one of them here..
To see more: http://scavengerchic.com/2017/01/22/pallet-wood-slate-hearts/