This year I wanted to share a Valentine’s Day project that was quick and easy and catered to those of us who are not all about the pinks and reds and purples. I love a good deep red Valentine’s Day Heart but sometimes we need to shake it up a little bit. This project can be made for any time of the year and is a great home decor piece for a living room or bedroom.
- Crochet Hook
- Wood Board – 18″ long X 7.25″ Tall
- Sand paper
- Paint Brush
- Fabri-Tac or Hot Glue
Crochet the letters L, V, E using The Moogly Crochet Alphabet Pattern that she provides us all for free. Thanks Moogly! I used a size H / 5.0mm hook and worsted weight Red Heart Super Savers yarn in black.
Crochet a granny square heart. There are tons of free granny square heart patterns available on the internet. Choose which one appeals to you and your sign the most. Or, you can even crochet the Letter O and you don’t even have to think about it 🙂
After you have finished your letters, weave in the ends. And this next step is crucial: Block your letters. Your letters are going to be unruly and wonky until you take the time and block your letters.
I got mine damp, removed all the excess water I could then spread the letters out flat on a hand towel. Next I used my sewing pins and stuck them into place so these letters wouldn’t move on me and would dry flat and remain orderly.
While your letters are drying, it is a good idea to get started on the other half of this project. At Lowe’s I purchased a 6′ X 8″ wood board. I had the kind people at Lowe’s cut this board in half for me so I could easily put it in my car and drive home. At home my husband then cut this board in one half for me one more time. So the size board I am using is just 1/4 the size of the original board I bought. Finished dimensions are 18″ X 1.25″ X 1″ board.
The next step is to sand and paint your board. I used paint I purchased at the clearance bin in the paint section at Lowe’s. This is a one of a kind color. If I were to do this project again I would use a chalk paint, not a gloss paint. I painted 2 coats and let dry completely.
Once your paint and your crochet letters are dry you can now assemble your board.
Take your glue and glue your letters down in place. I eyeballed it and I am really happy with how my spacing came out. That is it!
Easy and cheap and now you have leftover wood to make something else with your new skills! Maybe a 4th of July sign? Or a welcome sign even!
I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Please pin this and share it across all of your social media!
Want to watch me glue the letters down? Watch here on my YouTube Channel <3