Do you love crafting and need a centerpiece idea for Valentine’s? Let’s create a Beautiful Wooden Heart Centerpiece.
Some of the ladies in my neighborhood asked me back in the fall about doing crafts at my home. We all enjoy crafting. Crafting With Tammy was born and the first project we did was in October for the winter. You can see the snowman project here.
I wanted a fun project that could be used throughout the seasons. My dear friend, KariAnne over at Thistlewood Farms created a wonder Winter Decor DIY: Wood Slice Branches. It was the inspiration for the project for the ladies.
The project that I created for the ladies would have wooden hearts for Valentine’s Day and Wooden Eggs for Easter. Other ideas that I thought of were Shamrocks, Stars for the 4th of July, Leaves for the fall and the wooden slices for winter like KariAnne’s project. A fun craft project that could be changed up with the seasons.
Normally, my craft classes are in my unfinished family in the basement close to my craft room (AKA mini store). It was was too cold in the basement. I held it upstairs in the family room.
My kitchen table had all of the embellishments and stencils. A separate table for paints and extra brushes.
The projects are always kept a secret. They find out the day of the craft event. The day before, a teaser and hint is sent out to them. It makes it fun and exciting for all of us.
crafting with Tammy
The example of the project is near by for inspiration. The fun part is we all come up with different ways of painting and embellishing our projects to make it our own. That’s what I love about these crafting sessions. I love providing inspiration and seeing everyone’s creativity. The best part is all of the joking and laughter.
Everyone is welcome over at my home. Even one of the husbands popped over to say hi. He encouraged the women too. One husband did a wine run from his house to our home. How sweet was that!
Look at these beautiful ladies. They are some of my lovely neighbors/friends. We have one missing from this photo. Darn it!
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Part of the fun painting is mixing custom colors. I had a white, a shade of pink and red. From these three colors, I mixed the paints together for a fun color pallet.
Each of the hearts were painted on the front. After the paint dried, they were flipped over and painted on the back.
Next, I stenciled some of the fronts. I turned my damask stencil in various positions to get a different look.
On six of my hearts, I embellished with a rose. I cut the rose from some ribbon and applied a dab of Quick Dry Tacky Glue. You can put your hearts straight on the branches if leaving the branches straight or add jute twine or ribbon to them.
With my artist brush, I twisted the wired branch around the brush to create curls. I wanted it to look more like a Curly Willow Branch. You can use a pencil as well.
Next, I added vase filler of white bobbles and hearts. I already had this vase filler. You can buy the glass vase and fillers at your local craft stores.
Now it was time to hang my beautiful hearts on the branches. I can sit it in the glass vase or insert it in a white iron stone pitcher.
It was fun to create a beautiful wooden heart centerpiece. I have mine on my kitchen table as the centerpiece. The stencil pattern on the hearts makes them look romantic. The Willow Branches give it a touch of whimsy.
Look how beautiful, my friend Judy’s centerpiece turned out. She placed her branches in a red vase and added a jute and lace ribbon around the vase. It pops on her black sideboard.
Here my friend, Rita has her beautiful heart centerpiece on the dining room table. I love how she added red tissue paper in her hobnail vase to make it pop in her room.
It was fun to see the talents of the women. They had different colors, different embellishments and vases.
The craft project went from afternoon crafting to evening filled with lots of laughter.
I worked on eggs for my spring tree. Each of the ladies got eggs in their bags too. There were enough eggs to decorate for a spring tree and to make a garland.
I made Robin eggs for my tree.
Here is a sneak peek of my large eggs for an Easter garland. I will have a tutorial in March for this project.
Don’t they look fun? I love having these crafting get togethers with my friends. It does lift the spirts during the winter.
Stay Tune This Week on the blog:
- A beautiful tablescape for Valentine’s Day
- Another fun and super easy craft project
Hope you enjoyed this craft project. Be safe and have a wonderful day, sweet friend!