Are you sick of Valentine’s posts yet?
As a blogger, I have to get content up early in order to give readers a chance to pin, share and attempt to make projects well before the actual holiday. If I put these up the day before Valentine’s, they wouldn’t reach as many people and it wouldn’t give you enough time to try them out….
so as annoying as acknowledging Valentine’s Day in January is – I’m doing it with your interests at heart.
Today was about playing with my Rockwell Blade Runner X2 again. I use it all the time, but usually as part of a larger project where I’ve used other saws as well. Today it’s all about Rockwell start to finish.
All you need to create these cute Valentine’s decor pieces is some scrap paper, scrap wood, a pair of scissors, some craft paint (diluted with water), sandpaper and your Bladerunner X2.
Cut your paper down to the size of your scrap wood piece and then fold in half. Cut out your heart shape and trace onto your scrap wood.
I wanted my hearts to stand on their own, so using up scrap 2 x 6’s gave the perfect thickness for a sturdy base.
I curved and swerved with my Bladerunner X2 and voila!
Just a sidenote, this table saw will also cut through metal, so you could actually create these from aluminum sheets as well. I’m envisioning a metal door hanger sort of thing – something that will rust and patina over time.
Yup, another item added to my to-do list.
I gave my sweet hearts a good sanding with 60, 120 and 180 grit sandpaper and then cut the base off of the tallest one so it would stand upright.
I did not plan for these to fit together so nicely – it was a total fluke (#happyaccident) – but aren’t they cute?
I watered down some craft paint and applied it with a small paintbrush, quickly wiping any excess off to give it a sort of white-washed (red-washed, pink-washed) look.
I did add a coat of clear gloss spray paint, but you really don’t need to; I just wanted a hint of shine in my Valentine’s decor.
Spread them out, or overlap them together – totally adorable either way.
I like them individually too. This tall guy is whimsical and fun – if I added one of those granite pieces as its base it could work as a bookend for a child’s room. Maybe I should retitle this from “Valentine’s decor” to “Year-round decor for children”?
It doesn’t hurt at all that I staged the shot with mint smoothies and cinnamon hearts either…
pretty sure I’d try any DIY that featured chocolate and candy as props. lol
Have a great one!
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