I love being able to use unexpected items for decor around my home. Would you believe me if I told you that you can use a plastic heart-shaped candy container from the Dollar Tree and make it into a beautiful sign for your home. It CAN be done and I am here to prove it!. This little Dollar Tree Valentine Craft is so easy it will knock your socks off!
- Plastic Heart Containers
- Floral Moss
- Small Wood Sign
- Letter Tiles
- Waverly Chalk Paint, I am using “Moss”
- Waverly Antique Wax
- Cup of Water/Cloth or Baby Wipe for blending Wax
- Hot Glue
Begin by separating the plastic container. These particular ones split right down the middle leaving 2 bubble shaped hearts. This is the foundation of this adorable Dollar Tree Valentine craft.
This step is probably the most important. You will want to paint one half of the plastic heart container using the Waverly Chalk Paint; I am using the moss color. This will ensure no red is showing through at the end of the project.
Once the paint is dry, apply hot glue to the surface of the heart and press into the loose floral moss. I did half at a time so I could shape and press the moss into the heart form. You can see this step in the video tutorial.
Once your heart is covered to your liking, stain your wood sign. This little sign as 5x5 and costs $3 from the local Dollar General. You can definitely use a piece of scrap wood in a pinch. I stained the sign by first dipping a rag cloth into water before using the same rag to blend the Waverly Antique Wax directly to the surface of the wood.
Once you have your moss covered heart and sign prepped and ready, it’s time for the magic to happen. Attach your heart t o the center of your sign using hot glue, and embellish with some adorable little alphabet tiles and of course a cute little bow if you wish.