I always said I wouldn’t be one of those people who decorate for every holiday, but here I am making DIY Valentine decorations and I’m kinda diggin’ it. I love to change things up in my house so decorating for the holidays has been my excuse to do that! I created these super fun Valentine’s Day Chalkboard Clothespins to display on a chicken wire frame in my living room.
Not only are these chalkboard clothespins cute on their own with their heartfelt words, but also you can clip them right onto photos of your family and friends. My girls were already asking me what word was for which family member. Ha! I think I’ll go with “it’s for all of you!” to avoid any drama that might ensue. Plus, I think they all pretty much apply to everyone in some way or another.
DIY VALENTINE DECORATIONS: CHALKBOARD CLOTHESPINS
- Darice Wooden Hearts
- Wood Clothespins
- Red, White and Pink Craft Paint
- Chalk or Chalk Pens
- Hot Glue Gun
- Americana Clear Chalkboard Coating
- Darice Chicken Wire Chalkboard Frame
- Foam Brushes
Step One: Paint your wooden hearts using pink, red and white craft paint. A foam brush works fine.
Step Two: After paint is dry (should only take 5-10 minutes), apply 2 coats of Clear Chalkboard Coating following package instructions. By doing this you are turning your painted wooden hearts into chalkboards.
Step Three: After the Chalkboard Clear Coating is dry (about 20 minutes or so) glue clothespins to the back of each heart using your hot glue gun.
Allow 24 hours for clear coating to cure. Once wait period is over gently rub a piece of chalk over each heart and wipe off. Your hearts are now ready to be used as chalkboards.
Have a little fun and create some chalkboard art on the chalkboard portion of your frame. I used the words “I Love You Because…..” but you can write whatever you want. No matter what, your family will love these DIY Valentine decorations!
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Diana is a Jesus lovin’ mom of 3 who blogs about her creative adventures at The Girl Creative. She loves to create projects with a quick turn around time but is not afraid of tackling bigger projects that require more time and power tools. She loves to design free printables and is known to knock out a sewing or home decor project in a flash when the mood strikes her. Diana is a simple chick who just loves to create and make people laugh.