Valentine’s Day Craft: Crisscross My Heart

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.

 

Try this easy Valentines Day Craft perfect for-neutral decor lovers All you need is a piece of pegboard and some paint to faux cross stitch

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?

 

Try this easy Valentine's Day Craft perfect for-neutral decor lovers All you need is a piece of pegboard and some paint to faux cross stitch

 

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.

 

Try this easy Valentine's Day Craft perfect for-neutral decor lovers All you need is a piece of pegboard and some paint to faux cross stitch

 

The final step involved LOTS of X’s, and I have to say it was MUCH quicker than stitching them.

 

Try this easy Valentine's Day Craft perfect for-neutral decor lovers All you need is a piece of pegboard and some paint to faux cross stitch

 

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

 

Try this easy Valentine's Day Craft perfect for-neutral decor lovers All you need is a piece of pegboard and some paint to faux cross stitch

 

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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11 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Craft: Crisscross My Heart

  1. This is such a cute idea, Kimm! I think most people would just see a peg board so I think it’s totally awesome you see a piece of art. I don’t really decorate for Valentines Day either but I do try to show as much love as I can. Hugs, CoCo

  2. That is a great engineering story! I’m confused about the whole red not being a neutral thing…It is isn’t it? We don’t do a lot for Valentine’s day. Maybe make something chocolate, maybe cards. I like to give valentines to my single friends and family.

  3. HAHAHA! Oh I love the envelope story…I’m still laughing out loud over it. We actually try to take a trip each Valentines. I get the blues sometimes in the middle of winter (I think I had that lack of sun disease) but we don’t even go where the sun is. We just take a romantic trip. A bed and breakfast or wonderful places like the Biltmore, West Badin, at the moment I can’t recall last year, but this year it will be a one night away probably at a hotel. My husband has been taught that he should surprise me now and then. :). When the kids were home, we just had a family dinner with Little Debbie Heart Cakes for dessert. Love your take on a neutral valentine!
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    1. Thank you so much Debbie! I love your husband’s trip ideas, maybe someday we can try that too. I remember having Little Debbie heart cakes when I was a kid too. :) Enjoy the rest of your week!

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