“And they lived happily ever after….” Isn’t that everyone’s wish? This pretty DIY wood heart would make a great wedding photo prop. It could also be used as an anniversary gift, or even as an addition to a photo wall. I used an image transfer technique to easily add the words to the wood. You could design your own message and use this same technique to customize your DIY wood heart decor.
DIY Wood Heart Decor:
- Darice MDF Wood Plaque Heart
- Plaid Milk Paint: Black and White
- Darice Butterfly Craft Wood Cut Out
- Darice Turquoise Tulle Netting
- Mod Podge
- Download “Happily Ever After” Message
Step 3. Download the free printable message HERE, (It will show in reverse). Print the image using a laser printer. If you use an ink jet printer, the ink will smear when it gets wet and the transfer will not work.
Step 4. Cover the laser printed image with a thin, even layer of Mod Podge. Place the image on the surface of the wood, and smooth out any bubbles. Let it dry completely.
*Note: I trimmed the image, but this sometimes leaves a bit of a “ring” or faint line around the message. To avoid this, cover the entire surface of the wood with the paper. It means you’ll have more paper to scrub off later, but gives the piece a more even look.
Step 5. When the paper is completely dry, use a damp washcloth to wet one section of the paper at a time. Carefully rub away the paper to reveal the text below. Continue until you have removed all the paper and exposed the text.
I think this would be adorable as a photo prop…I can just imagine a bride and groom holding it together and smiling happily. I decided to hang my “happily ever after” DIY wood heart on the wall next to my wedding picture, to remind myself of how lucky I am. Have fun crafting and creating!
If you’re looking for another great DIY wedding project, check out this guestbook alternative idea with a cute Mr. & Mrs. wood sign.
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Morena from MorenasCorner.com is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she enjoys creating colorful, bold pieces of home decor. The Italian-American daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children.