I just love this rustic wooden "heart" wall art that was hanging over a bed in one of our vacation rentals in the Adirondacks a few weeks ago. This would be lovely in a baby's room, as part of the decor at a DIY country style wedding, or sheva brachas, or for any event really, customized of course! So, while I didn't make this, I can certainly see how it was made, and it is great inspiration to use in so many ways. Spell out a child's name, a favorite place, or even another word like hope, smile, dream, enjoy.........or even a funny word that refers to a family joke. All you need are some letters and a low wooden box or square tray, and you're good to go! I actually have been saving some chess boards that look just like this, and now I know what to do with them......now where exactly are those chess boards, hmmm. (This week I am hard at work cleaning out my craft room, so I'm sure they'll show up soon!)
As you can see the rustic color of this piece looks great in this little sleeping loft, though one can certainly go with an all white look (that would work in my house) or even all pastel blue.....choose to use wooden stain for a washed look, or go with solid color paint for a more modern look. Or do something in between with a wash of paint, or crackled paint or an aged look by rubbing some of the paint off before it is dry. So many ways to go!
- wooden letters
- a wooden tray (I'm going to use an upcycled checkers board)
- hot glue or glue
- wood stain or paint
If you want your letters to stand out, stain/paint them before adhering to board, of not one could possibly adhere the letters and then paint, just be sure to use very light coats so paint doesn't collect around the base of the letters.
Other than that, I think this one is pretty self explanatory, enjoy!