Garden of Hearts Valentine’s Day Gift

This post is sponsored by Plaid Crafts and The Blueprint Social. All opinions and experiences are 100% my own. 

Valentine's Day with Apple Barrel Paints

 I LOVE Valentine’s Day. So I was super excited to get a box of Apple Barrel Craft Paint and stencils from Plaid Crafts! 

Valentine's Day with Apple Barrel Paints

I wanted to create something related to Valentine’s Day and school with all the happy, bright colors. 

Valentine's Day with Apple Barrel Paints

Inspired by the charming hues, I decided to make a special Valentine’s Day gift for my daughter’s teacher, “A Garden of Hearts Valentine’s Day Gift.” I chose five of my favorite Apple Barrel Craft Paint colors, some chipboard hearts (one for each student), a large wooden heart, green pipe cleaners, a red paint pen and a decor item– a small wooden fence. I also used a glue gun and hot glue.

Valentine's Day with Apple Barrel Paints

Aren’t these colors dreamy?  The Apple Barrel Craft paint was versatile. It worked well on the chipboard and wood!

Valentine's Day with Apple Barrel Paints

I was also impressed by the quality of the paint. The application was smooth and the colors were vibrant. The paint was easy to clean up when I had a goof. I accidentally painted my kitchen counter! Luckily a little soap and water took care of the issue. Valentine's Day with Apple Barrel Paints

 After the paint dried, I wrote the name of each student with a red pen (to mimic the look of conversation hearts).

Valentine's Day with Apple Barrel Paints Next I used hot glue to attach a pipe cleaner “stem” to the hearts.

Valentine's Day with Apple Barrel Paints

 I also painted the wooden heart and wrote a message for the teacher. 

Valentine's Day with Apple Barrel Paints

 Then it was just a matter of arranging the hearts on the fence.

Valentine's Day with Apple Barrel Paints

Connect with Plaid Crafts

Get inspiration and how-to’s on Plaid’s blog

Sign up for Plaid’s weekly newsletter for tutorials and special deals

Follow Plaid’s Pinterest board

 Other Great Projects

signature

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge