Raising Memories: Easy D.I.Y. Heart Plaque Tutorial
  

Monday, May 8, 2017

Easy D.I.Y. Heart Plaque Tutorial

Today I'm going to show you how to make a very simple plaque decoration that you can hang on your wall- perfect for adding to a photo collage, to mix things up! This one was very inexpensive and easy to make!


When I was planning this wall collage for the girls' bedroom makeover, I had a few items to work with (the mirror, the "Follow Your Dreams" canvas, and the K & T letters (which were white at the time). I knew that I wanted to include photos, and I needed something to fill the spaces that was a little different. I had seen a canvas with a heart on it and I really liked that idea, but I couldn't find a canvas the right size for my collage.





I headed over to my local craft store and found some simple, beveled wood plaques. They were like a dollar (maybe 2) and they had one just the right size! I sanded the edges a little and painted it white (I did 2 or 3 coats, to make sure it totally covered the wood).

Then, I cut out a heart shape with my Cricut and used the heart to figure out if it was the size I wanted:



When I was happy with the size, I cut the paper with the heart "hole" in it, to the size of my plaque and I taped it onto the plaque, around the edges, with painters tape.


That made my little stencil, but I knew I would have to be careful not to let my brush get paint under the heart guide. I made sure to always paint toward the inside of the heart, to avoid that problem. After I had completed the project, it occurred to me that this would have been easier if I had used adhesive vinyl instead of card stock.


I used some metallic gold paint and did several coats until I was happy with the coverage, and then I did a few coats of a sparkly gold finishing paint that just gave it a little bit of a glittery look.  I did the same thing with our K & T letters, to give them an update.


I was very happy with the way this little project turned out!  You can see the changes we made to the whole bedroom by visiting the room makeover post.


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12 comments:

  1. So simple yet elegant at the same time! I have boys, so unless it's got wheels or fights crime it's not allowed anywhere near there room but I think a silver of turquoise one would look great in mine!

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    1. Haha, it sounds like you have a different theme going ;) You could use the same idea with a different shape :)

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  2. This is super simple and cute. I need to get my hands on a Cricut! I've never seen one in person, but keep seeing what they can do on Pinterest!

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    1. They are very handy! I don't use mine super often, but it comes in really handy when I do have a project for it!

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  3. Well that turned out beautifully and yet it wasn't too difficult. :-)

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    1. Yes! Exactly! (& that's the best kind of project, am I right? ;)

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  4. Thanks for the tutorial. I think my girls would love to do something like this for their room.

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    1. You're very welcome! Yes, it could be fun for them to help make, too!

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  5. That looks so cool. I'm making an anchor one for our downstairs bathroom that we just redid so thanks for the how-to!

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  6. I'm making an anchor one for my downstairs bathroom that we just redid so thanks for the how-to! Looks great!

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  7. Thanks . Looks nice and whole make over of bedroom is very nice

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  8. Debbie White BeattieNovember 7, 2017 at 11:05 PM

    The letters and the heart look awesome and I really love the mirror because it's got a lot of detail and I think it's beautiful.

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~Heather Lynne

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