DYI Wooden Heart Sign for a Little Girl's Nursery

5 Materials
4 Hours
Is it just me?? Or does that happen to you too?
You get an idea in your head (that is the problem right there…LOL).
You know, a specific vision….of exactly what you need to complete a room….and you CAN’T FIND IT anywhere!!!
So what do you do? Well here you go again….another DIY!!!!

I was creating a farmhouse nursery for a dear friend and wanted a 36″ heart as the feature piece above a baby bed. I wanted specific colors and decoupaged slats AND custom-painted name! Well of course, I had to make it myself. Here’s how I brought my vision into reality!
I used larger sheets of brown packing paper to make my own pattern, a heart in this case. I then laid out randomly sized planks (you can even use scraps), and then traced my heart pattern onto the wood and cut!

Next I painted, stained and decoupaged tissue paper with 1 Gel onto each plank according to my “vision”. I love the decoupaged look, and it works very well with the farmhouse theme. I then lightly sanded down the decorated planks. I wanted to distress the wood so the grain would be very visible. You can see the wood grain on the center gray board. Isn’t that fabulous??? I then glued the decorated individual planks together according to my cut pattern. It was the exact look I was after.
A little hand-lettering of baby Georgie’s name and my project is complete! Go to my Facebook page to learn hand-lettering made easy if you're a little hesitant. As a last little touch to the name sign, I added some colored beads to draw in the colors of the entire nursery. Check out my blog, link below, to see how I did the entire nursery makeover. Also receive my emails to follow all my projects.

Suggested materials:

  • Wood Planks
  • Saw
  • Heirloom Traditions 1 Gel   (Amazon)
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Tracey Bellion
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