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Cookie Cutter Heart Shelf Sitter

Heart Shelf Sitter 

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If you have some scrap wood sitting around, whatever you do, don’t get rid of it! There are tons of adorable crafts you can make using pieces of scrap wood. This cookie cutter heart shelf sitter ( boy, that’s a mouth full!) is a great example of what can be done. I often keep a stash of scrap wood in with my craft supplies for projects such as this and you should, too! Here is the step by step process of how I made this adorable shelf sitter just in time for Valentine’s Day.

P.s. This is a fun project the kiddos can help with and would make cute teachers gifts! =)

 

Materials needed:

  • Scrap piece of wood
  • Cookie cutter heart that will fit on the wood
  • Waverly chalk paint in the color plaster
  • Waverly antiquing wax (this is optional)
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter ( I used red)
  • paint brushes

How to:

Step 1: First, paint your scrap piece of wood. I chose to use Waverly chalk paint in the color plaster. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 2: (You only need to do steps two and three if you are going for the chippy wood look.) Using a sanding block, scuff up the wood. Pay special attention to the corners and edges as that’s where it would naturally fade first.

Step 3: If you are going for the chippy wood look, now is the time to do it. When doing this I like to work out of the lid. I shake the bottle and then just work with the paint that is left on the lid. Dip your brush into the paint and then brush the majority of it off. Then begin stroking the wood with the brush. I like to make my first strokes on the corners and edges as that’s where it would naturally fade first. Allow stain to dry.

Step 4: Center the cookie cutter on the wood and hold it firmly with your hand so it does not move. Using a paint brush, Mod Podge inside the cookie cutter. Make sure you cover the entire inside with mod podge. Also, make sure you don’t have any big globs of Mod Podge as this will effect the final result of this project.

Step 5: As soon as you are finished with the Mod Podge, take the cookie cutter off. Sprinkle glitter over the entire area that was just painted with Mod Podge. Pick up your scrap wood and shake off the excess glitter. Allow to dry over night.

 

Step 6: Once the Mod Podge is dry you can seal your project. I did this by spraying 2 thin layers of the spray Mod Podge on. I originally planned on going back and brushing on a layer of Mod Podge from the bottle but that wasn’t necessary. I do recommend using the spray Mod Podge because using the kind y0u brush on takes some of the glitter off and is a little tricky to work with.

 

If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube