The time has come! For the last V-Day project of the season. My eyes were bigger than my stomach this year….or whatever the equivalent would be for a DIY project version of that. There were a WHOLE lot of V-Day projects. — But I just couldn’t stop myself.
And this is officially the last one…
Mini DIY wall shelves for the win! I found some really inexpensive wood Valentine’s Day signs ($2 each) at Target a couple weeks ago and turned them into mini shelves with some scrap wood and sawtooth hangers. Super easy!
- flat wood shapes (mine are from Target)
- wood scraps (mine are a 1/2 inch thick)
- saw to cut wood scraps down to size, if needed
- paint (acrylic or house paint)
- paint brush
- wood glue or super glue
- clamps (optional)
- sawtooth hanger
Start by cutting the wood scraps down to the proper size. I just laid the end of the wood against the heart and eyeballed where I wanted tit to go, marked it off, and used a saw to make the cut. Sand if necessary.
Prime the surface of the wood shapes and wood scraps. Wait for the primer to dry completely. Then, apply acrylic paint or house paint (1-2 coats).
Once completely dry, glue the wood shelf piece to the flat wood shape and add clamps if necessary to help the two pieces bond and let it set for 24 hours (or according to instructions on the bottle).
Add a sawtooth hanger to the back and its ready to hang.
You could totally recreate something like this with non-seasonal shapes too (triangles, hexagons, circles, etc) after this season is over. In fact, I’m thinking about making a couple in different geometric shapes for the studio soon, to store mini props and things. What do you think?
Photography Amelia Tatnall
Craft production Anissa Saxton
Styling Brittni Mehlhoff
Working on any last minute V-Day projects this week? Curious to know what you have planned.