I have to tell you something…I am not usually a Valentine’s Day decorator. I prefer to celebrate the holiday of Love with chocolate. ;) After quieting our decor in January, I’m just not ready for more red in February, but this year I decided to try a neutral Valentine’s Day craft with a discarded piece of pegboard and some paint.
Neutral Valentine’s Day Craft
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So I found this piece of pegboard in the basement during a decluttering frenzy and it reminded me of a piece of cross stitch fabric. What’s that stuff called again?
I thought it might be cool to actually cross stitch a heart on it, but gave up on that idea fairly quickly when I realized it would probably require drilling more holes.
I sketched a heart on the pegboard with a pencil, just to make sure my idea would work, and took a photo in case I needed it later.
I painted the pegboard black with DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Paint in Carbon, and after that dried, sketched the heart a second time using my photo as a guide.
Next I painted over the outline with Chalky Paint in Lace.
The final step involved LOTS of X’s, and I have to say it was MUCH quicker than stitching them.
The first thing I thought of when I saw my finished Valentine’s Day Craft was that line from Pitch Perfect when Fat Amy says “even though some of you are pretty thin, you all have fat hearts, and that’s what matters.” #favoritemovieever
I think that this kind of Valentine’s Day decor I can handle.
How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day at your house? With gifts? Treats? Mushy cards?
Did I ever tell you that the first time the engineer bought me a card he didn’t get an envelope because he thought they cost extra? He’s so cute…
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