If you follow me on Instagram (please do!) you know that I added a few Valentine’s Day touches to the small mantel above the stove in my kitchen a couple of weeks ago. When I got around to decorating the mantel in my living room, I ended up taking several of the things I used in the kitchen to the living room. Then I needed something to fill the empty spot in the kitchen. First world problems, y’all.
I’m all about using what I already have and upcycling so I brainstormed projects I could DIY for Valentine’s Day. Here’s what I came up with!
I’m calling it a Rustic Glam Valentine’s Heart. It’s made from the lid to an old cheese box and took less than 15 minutes! I could do crafts like that all day long!
Here’s what you’ll need (may contain affiliate links):
- An old cheese box – I found my stash of them at a second hand store and in my Grandma’s attic.
- Contact Paper or check the Dollar Store
- Mod Podge
- Glitter (mine was from Michaels)
- Disposable foam brush
- Newspaper (optional but helps with the glitter bomb)
Start by wiping down your cheese box to clean it get any dust or yuck off of it. I used a wet paper towel to clean mine and then let it dry.
I cut a heart shape into the folded contact paper.
I pulled the back cover off of the contact paper and stuck it to the cheese box.
Then I covered the inside of the heart with Modge Podge using a disposable brush and shook the glitter onto the Modge Podge.
Once the entire heart was covered, I shook the excess glitter off onto a newspaper to see where I missed spots. I dabbed a little more Modge Podge onto the spots I missed and sprinkled the glitter on the newspaper back over those spots. Repeat this process until your heart is as glittery as you like!
Finally, I peeled the contact paper off of the cheese box.
I love it! I had everything on hand except for the red glitter which was around $2 at Michaels with a coupon.
I shook the excess glitter onto the newspaper several times and placed it in its new home on the kitchen mantel to dry! I did another project for another holiday on the backside of this cheesebox! Check it out here! The other red heart and the garland are from the Dollar Tree a couple of years ago. I think they still have them though. The candles were from my Christmas stash but I have no clue where I found the blue Mason jar.
If you love it, give it a pin!