Easy DIY Wooden Heart Decor – Supplies from Dollar Tree


Here is an easy DIY craft which can be displayed around Valentine’s Day or all year long.


Supplies needed:

  • Wooden heart from Dollar Tree in Valentine’s section $1
  • Shadow Box (you can use any framed picture that drops down to put the heart inside it) I found mine at Dollar Tree. $1
  • Stain or paint for the wooden heart (you can get acrylic paint for under $1 at Walmart and some Dollar Tree stores carry select colors of acrylic paint as well)
  • Spray paint or acrylic paint if the shadow box isn’t the color you want it to be. I get spray paint from Walmart and Home Depot for under $1
  • Mod Podge or craft glue (Dollar Tree carries both of these) $1
  • Scrapbook paper – Under $1
  • Scissors to cut scrapbook paper

*If you use acrylic paint for the heart and shadowbox/frame you can make this for around $5 to $6 (I already had the stain and mod podge so this cost me only $4 to make)


  1. Take the backing off the shadow box or picture frame (if it comes off).
  2. Trace the size of the box onto the scrapbook paper and cut it out.
  3. Glue the scrapbook paper onto the back of the shadow box if it comes off (if it doesn’t come off wait until after you spray paint the frame)
  4. Stain or paint the wooden heart.  I used an Espresso colored stain.
  5. Paint the shadowbox/frame – I used white spray paint. Because my frame had a glossy pink paint on it, I used a fine grained sand paper to scuff it up so the spray paint would stick better.
  6. After the paint dries, put the back of the shadow box back on and glue the heart into the shadow box.
  7. Choose a word to put on the heart.  I chose “XOXO” but you could do “LOVE’ or “Be Mine” or anything you like. I cut the letters out of white vinyl with my Silhouette machine but you can paint it on with acrylic paint as well.


And that’s it !  Easy Peasy 🙂

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