Whenever I have the chance to give a gift, I always try to give something personalized or something that I’ve made. I feel like it adds special meaning when the recipient knows that I’ve selected the gift just or them. Or I have taken the time to make something with them in mind.
I recently had the opportunity to make this adorable gift for a dear friend that is expecting her first daughter. This project was so quick and easy. I was done, start to finish, in about 15 minutes with this easy DIY wall decor gift. Whether you are an aspiring crafter or a seasoned pro, this project is a perfect gift that anyone can make.
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- Must Have Craft Tools (Especially the glue and tweezers)
- Craft Knife + Safe Cutting Surface
- Fine Grit Sand Paper (optional, but recommended)
- Chipboard Heart
- 1 – 12×12 Piece of Scrapbook Paper
- 1 – 8 1/2×11 Piece of Coordinating Paper (or even a paper scrap!) for Name
- Flower or other Embellishment. I found mine at Hobby Lobby. Amazon also has these that would also work.
- Cricut Explore + Mat (or Chipboard letters – see below)
Step 1 – Place your 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper face down on your working surface.
Step 2 – Cover the front of the Chipboard heart (or shape of your choice) with glue. Place it glue side down on the back of the 12×12 piece of paper.
Step 3 – On your cutting safe surface, trim around the outside of your heart with your craft knife.
Step 4 – (Optional but Recommended) – Sand the just the outside edge all around your shape. This will help smooth out any rough edges and give your gift a uniform, finished look.
Step 5 -Cut the name with your Cricut Explore. Be sure that the total length of the name will fit on the shape. Alternatively, if you don’t have a Cricut Explore, you can purchase ready-made letters like these instead. Use the glue and attach the letters.
Step 6 – Attach your selected element to your heart. Depending on the shape and weight of your element, consider using hot glue to attach it to ensure that it will stick through the long haul.
That’s it! Even if you’ve never made anything like this before, it shouldn’t take you very long.
I am already planning all of the great opportunities I can make more of these adorable hearts! Valentine’s Day is coming up. It would also make a very cute birthday gift for a little girl. Best of all, it is really versatile. Choose a different shape and color and the possibilities are endless.
I hope you have enjoyed this easy DIY Wall Decor Gift project! If you make one for yourself, be sure to send me a picture. I’d love to show off your awesome project.
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