It’s no secret that wood block crafts are my absolute favorite thing to craft! These simple Valentine’s Day wood blocks are the perfect addition to my already neutral decor.
They give the perfect hint of romance without clashing with my every day decor, and that is exactly how I like it. I have never been much on the reds and pinks in my home but these Valentine’s Day wood blocks have the softest touch of pink, a hint of read and a muted, yet romantic vibe.
These started as 2x4 scrap pieces I grabbed from the garage. I first stained them with a beautiful shade of Minwax stain; Early American, and lightly brushed a very think coat of white chalk paint over the top after the stain had dried. This step is pretty self explanatory but it can also be viewed in the video tutorial I linked above.
Mod podge works perfectly for attaching paper to wood surfaces. It is like a glue but has a nice hardened finish once it’s dry. When attaching the scrap book paper to these Valentine’s Day wood blocks, I applied the mod podge to both the back and over the top of the entire surface of the paper.
When crafting, I like to use a Wagner heat gun to speed up the drying process. Mod podge can take a while to completely dry but a couple minutes with the hear gun and it’s sand-able. Sanding along the edges of the paper will tear away tiny bits, leaving I nice worn edge to your projects. I used the same sanding technique in this wood block house tutorial.
Look as those beautifully worn edges! I decided to bring the look together with just and this little lock and key I found at Hobby Lobby on 50% off clearance. They are from the Paper Studio section of the store, if that helps.
I kept it super simple and attached with jute twine.
My other embellishments included a tiny little lace bow to tie in with some of the simple little details on the other blocks.
There really isn’t much involved in making these cute little Valentine’s Day wood blocks. The main thing you may need to consider is your source for wood. I like to use scrap wood from these types of wood block projects, but I also realize that is not always doable.