Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, and if you are anything like us, we sometimes struggle with what to get that special someone. You want a gift that is both creative and meaningful, which is a difficult combination. So, we think we have created that elusive combination with these faux moss personalized heart valentines…
These little valentines turned out so sweet and we love the rustic and simple look. They are perfect to hang from a simple tree limb in a vase or to embellish your special Valentine’s Day gift. Let’s get started…
Supplies needed to make your own faux moss personalized heart valentine:
- Wooden Heart Cutouts
- Flower Soft in Sage
- Flower Soft High Tack Glue
- Red and White Baker’s Twine
- Walnut Colored Gel Stain
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Foam Paint Brush
Start by simply brushing the gel stain onto the wooden heart cutout. Make sure to also stain the sides and back. Allow to dry fully. TIP: Use your hairdryer on the cool setting to speed up the drying time!
Next, you will use the Flower Soft High tack Glue to write the initials on the wooden heart. The tip of the glue is pointed and makes writing the initials not too difficult. It is very thick and easy to control.
Now you will gently pour the excess Flower Soft onto the plate and tap the back of the heart to get the remainder of the excess Flower Soft off of the initials. TIP: Use a clean, soft makeup brush to very carefully brush off any remaining Flower Soft from the wooden heart.
We just loved how these were turning out! The Flower Soft is so easy to work with and created little faux moss initials. Take a look at how these moss initials look from the side, the texture and raised look add to the charm of these little heart valentines.
The final step is to attach little hanging loops of the baker’s twine on the back with your hot glue and glue gun. We simply looped about 7 inches of baker’s twine over and tied a knot about 1 inch from the end, and then glue it onto the back of the heart. We made a heart for each member of our family.
We plan on giving these to our husbands for Valentine’s Day! They would be perfect as an ornament, gift tag, or just to set out. We could also see these being used at weddings and anniversary celebrations.
So, have you decided on what to make for that special someone in your life for Valentine’s Day? These little moss heart valentines would make a sentimental statement in a very simple, yet personal way.
Have a Wonderful Day!Google+