I LOVE Valentine’s Day. So I was super excited to get a box of Apple Barrel Craft Paint and stencils from Plaid Crafts!
I wanted to create something related to Valentine’s Day and school with all the happy, bright colors.
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.
Aren’t these colors dreamy? The Apple Barrel Craft paint was versatile. It worked well on the chipboard and wood!
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.
After the paint dried, I wrote the name of each student with a red pen (to mimic the look of conversation hearts).
Next I used hot glue to attach a pipe cleaner “stem” to the hearts.
I also painted the wooden heart and wrote a message for the teacher.
Then it was just a matter of arranging the hearts on the fence.
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Love, love, love this!! It’s absolutely adorable!!! I pinned it!! Thanks so much!!
Steph @ The Silly Pearl says
This is so sweet and creative. Loving the pretty colors!