Valentine’s Day is a favorite of mine! But I find that it comes and goes too fast and I never seem to accomplish everything I want to before the day arrives!
I found some (almost) vintage tissue paper in my stash. It is a colorful pattern by Mary Engelbreit. I love the cheerful colors and thought this Valentine’s Day heart decoration would be one way to keep some of it around for even longer.
Hope you enjoy the rest of January and have an awesome “hugs & kisses” February – cheers!
You will need:
3″ Smoothfoam cube
6″ Smoothfoam disc
Decorator tissue paper
1″ flat brush
Circle and heart punches and die-cuts
Rubber stamp – “XO”
Red chalk inkpad
Cardstock in desired colors
Dimensional adhesive dots
Hot wire foam cutter or serrated knife
1. Wad up a sheet of tissue paper into a ball, then smooth it back out on a flat surface and tear off any straight edges.
2. Carefully cut a heart shape out of the Smoothfoam disc with the hot or serrated knife.
3. Brush decoupage medium to the heart (insert the skewer into the bottom edge for a handle) and press sections of tissue paper it into the medium. Cover the front, back and sides.
4. After the medium and tissue is dry, brush a top coat of medium to seal.
5. Repeat for the cube using a contrasting tissue paper. Trim away any excess tissue paper from both pieces. Push the bottom of the skewered heart down into the center of the cube.
6. Embellish the cube and heart with cardstock flowers made from circle punches and a die-cut hearts stamped with “XO.”
Here is a variation of this DIY Valentine project using a larger Smoothfoam heart and cube. The chocolate embellishments are 1″ Smoothfoam balls cut in half, then painted and embellished with two paper circles and a rhinestone.