Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wood Shim Heart

'Tis the season--no not that season.  But, it is the "love is in the air" season which means it is time to make hearts.


Each year I try to come up with something a little different.  My first heart of the year is a very simple wood shim heart.
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I started with 10 wood shims.  I left two the size they were, cut 4 about 1/2" smaller and the other 4 an inch smaller than they were.  I cut them on the saw, but it is the thin end of the shim that is cut,so you probably could even use some scissors.

I added some paint to them, sanded them a bit, and then laid them out on a scrap board (this one is 16 x 11 1/2, but something a little bigger would probably be a little better). I did mark the middle of the board with white chalk to better place the heart.
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I glued them down with wood glue.
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I used a board and some weights on top while the glue dried.
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A little polyacryclic on top for some shine and that is all.
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Easy.
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Simple and sweet.
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See some past  Valentine's Day ideas HERE

10 comments:

  1. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Judy

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  2. Very neat - I am going to try to make me one. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you, I love hearing when others are going to try something I have shared!

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  3. So adorable. What a great idea. You are so creative!

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    1. It looks great, and I was tickled to see that you're from Montana! Want to ask, what kind of paint do you use u in your projects?

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    2. It looks great, and I was tickled to see that you're from Montana! Want to ask, what kind of paint do you use u in your projects?

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    3. abeck, I generally use and interior latex, but the red is Fusion Mineral paint. Sometimes I use craft paints on projects like these.

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  4. Hi Becky, I love this and many of your other projects which I've seen over the years as they were featured on various blogs. I'm making sure to follow along so I know them when I first see them now! Thank you for co-hosting the talk of the town in its new format.
    Rita C at Panoply
    Rita

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!