Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Spring Craft Blog Hop - Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras #SCBH2015

Welcome to the first spring craft blog hop challenge for the spring season! We're challenging you to create and share a Valentine's Day, President's Day, or Mardi Gras craft tutorial. This hop will run from January 20 - February 17 and you can share your creations in the link-up at the bottom of the post.
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Valentine's Day Sweet(heart) Welcome Sign - part one

I am so happy to be a part of this Spring Craft Blog Hop! Today, I am sharing the first part of my Sweet(heart) Welcome Sign for the front door or entryway. This heart with a sweet stenciled message comes together in an afternoon, and can be hung up on the front door, in an entryway, or on your mantle. I will show you how to hang this sweet sign soon, so don't miss out!

Materials Needed-

  • large sheet of corrugated cardboard
  • blunt pencil
  • X-acto knife
  • acrylic paint: red (matte) and white (metallic or glitter)
  • paintbrushes
  • letter stencils
  • hot glue gun
1 - Start by drawing out a large heart and 3 smaller hearts onto your cardboard. Score with X-acto knife 3-4 times to cut out.
2 - Paint the large heart red, and the smaller hearts white. Apply 2 coats to both.
3 - To the larger heart: before completely dry apply light strokes of white to start the texturing. Let dry. Clean brush.
4 - When dry, apply another coat of white paint. To create this effect, I used a small amount of paint on a dry brush and made horizontal strokes across the heart. You should be able to see streaks of red, pink, and white on the large heart.
5 - Using a blunt pencil, trace your stencils out to spell out your welcome message. Try "I Love You" "Welcome" or any of your favorite saying from those tasty conversation hearts!
6 - With a small round brush, paint your stenciled letters in with red, using 2 coats. If you are left-handed like me, be sure to work from right to left to make sure you don't drag your wrist through the wet paint!
7 - Once everything is dry, position your smaller hearts and hot glue them on.

I love how this sweet heart turned out and I can't wait to show you how it gets transformed into something you can hang up and show off! To see my finished project, head over to part two of the tutorial.

Spring Craft Blog Hop - Valentine's Day, President's Day, & Mardi Gras
  1. Link-up your craft or DIY tutorial that fit the themes of the Spring Craft Blog Hop. Links that do not fit the themes will be deleted.
  2. DO NOT link-up food or recipes.
  3. DO NOT link-up round-ups unless all the craft posts are yours.
  4. Link directly to your post and not your blog.
Show us what you've created and be seen on 18 blogs!


  1. Wow, that really looks like metal. Can't wait to see the finished project.

    1. I'm surprised it turned out so well! Thank you!

  2. This is a cute sign to have and give to someone special!

  3. I thought it was metal, too. Wonderful project. I love the techniques you used.

    1. I love how the texture turned out! So glad I chose the metallic white paint and not a matte.

  4. That is adorable!! Who knew you could make cardboard look that good! :) #SCBH2015

  5. I can see how everyone thought this was metal! It looks great! Thanks for hosting!


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