Rustic hearts from salvaged junk for Valentine’s Day
If you give a junker a holiday that’s traditionally pink and ruffles, that junker has a challenge on their hands!
So a while back, I took it on and came up with these rustic hearts from salvaged junk for Valentine’s Day. And they’re just neutral enough to leave up year around if you keep a few for yourself!
These cute little cardboard embellished hearts can be tucked in the smallest places while still telling a story.
Any texture or treatment is possible! I haven’t made one I haven’t fallen in love with yet.
Here’s how I did it!
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Supplies I used:
1. Scout out anything you like to look at.
2. Draw and cut hearts out of cardboard. The more freehand, the better.
Nice thing about cardboard is, it’s light, yet sturdy. The treatments will bulk up your hearts some so you want something stable enough to do the job without adding more weight.
For the bark, the strips were hot glued on…
… then trimmed with scissors. Just don’t ‘tell your mom’ you used your best sewing ones…
Maybe we should all carry some craft scissors!
For the button Valentine heart, I would suggest to paint the heart first.
For example, mine could have been painted white for white buttons.
I just used more buttons to compensate.
This is mop string cut from a mop head. It’s great stuff!
After the sides were trimmed down, I ran a double width along the edges to clean it up. And I left the long quirky tails too.
Aren’t these rustic little Valentine hearts cute?!
I love the Valentine heart profiles too. Each craft supply gives it a different depth.
Super quirky, but very fun and unique!
I think this burlap Valentine heart is my favorite, with coordinating brown buttons!
These little rustic Valentine hearts look very cute pinned onto this rustic bulletin board (tutorial here) too!
Quite honestly, these little rustic Valentine hearts were just an excuse to make something seasonal and not have to take it down anytime soon!
Think you’ll make some too?
Other rustic Valentine’s Day projects you may enjoy: