I cannot wait to give you this Dollar Tree Valentines DIY! I went to the Dollar Tree last week and loaded up on some Valentine’s Day decorations. Now I have plenty of DIYs to share with you this month!
This post is our weekly DIY & devotional! Many of you, my lovely readers, said you loved getting DIY tutorial and a matching devotional. I think I’ve landed on a name for this weekly post, but keep the ideas coming because I know some of you may be more clever than me. Designing Devotion? Who knows.
To make this Dollar Tree Valentines DIY you need:
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- Dollar Tree “Love makes a house a Home” sign
- 1.5″ pink wired ribbon- I used one I had on hand from Michael’s, but Dollar Tree has pink burlap. This pink and white stripe ribbon would be perfect.
- hot glue gun and glue- I love using Gorilla glue; now they have a hot glue gun with glue sticks here.
- Cardstock paper in pink, teal blue and Tiffany blue from this blue ombre pack.
- scissors– These are my favorite. Click the link to purchase them from Amazon.
- black glitter (optional- I used it to cover gaps in the glitter of the sign. Dollar Tree didn’t have any signs that weren’t missing sections of the glitter in the wording.)
- pipe cleaner
Fix gaps in the glitter if you wish.
Where your sign is missing parts of letters made from black glitter, squeeze some Elmer’s glue in the letter’s shape. Sprinkle the glitter along the glue, then shake off any excess on to a piece of paper to save the glitter. Roll the paper into a funnel shape, and shake the glitter run back into it’s container.
Create paper flowers to glue to the bottom of you Valentines DIY.
I used a paper flower template found on Domestic Heights’ website. This is the link. You can print the template and trace it on the paper, or place the SVG file into your die cutting machine and cut it. If you don’t have a Cricut and/or don’t want to print a template and hand cut it, I have a more simple DIY for you. I didn’t think of this until I was finished with my project! I’m heading to the Dollar Tree to get another sign to do this with!
Cut a circle from your cardstock paper. The size of the circle will determine the size of your flower. Do not worry about your circle being perfect. No flower is the same or perfect, so you really don’t want the circle to be.
Next cut the circle into a spiral, cutting from the outside to the center. In the middle, cut a sort of half circle. This will allow you to put glue on it, then tuck it under the flower as a base.
Begin rolling the spiral into a flower starting from the outside, where you began the cut. Put some glue along the start of your flower, then roll the spiral until you get near the half circle. Then add glue to the end of the spiral and on the center circle.
Your completed flower will look like this.
Put the flowers on your Dollar Tree Valentines DIY.
Create a pattern you like with your flowers. Find the center of the bottom of the picture using a ruler. It should be around 5″.
I glued my Tiffany blue flower in at the 4.75 to 5″ mark. I added pink flowers to either side of the center one, then teal next to those, and finally pink on the outer corners. You can make whatever pattern you like best with yours. You could also place flowers around the entire frame. I decided not to because I liked the bow at the top. Place a dot of hot glue on the back of your flowers, then press them along the bottom wood panel.
Make the bow.
Make a bow with your 1.5″ wired ribbon. Start by making two loops like you would tying a hair bow or a shoe. Tie it off in the middle with a bit of a pipe cleaner. Use a piece of the ribbon to cover the pipe cleaner. Cut a 2″ piece of ribbon, and fold it in half with the outer ends together. Now fold it vertically and cut a half-V to create a V at the ends of the bow. Glue the tails on to the back of the bow by placing glue along the middle section where the first fold was. This gives you a 1″ tail for the right side and 1″ tail for the left side of the bow.
DIY & Devotion
Our adorable sign says “Love makes a house a home.”
Last week we discussed that when we accept Jesus as our Savior, God comes to abide in us, and us in Him and that God IS love (1 John chapter 4).
This week we are looking at Psalm 27:4 ESV, “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple.”
When we are saved, our bodies become the home of the Holy Spirit. God moves into our heart, and being love, just as our sign says, he makes our house a home. He fills all of our empty spaces, creating and demonstrating love like we’ve never known. He will dwell within us all the days of our lives.
I’m so thankful that He moved into my house and made it a home!
I hope you have enjoyed this week’s DIY & Devotion. Thank you for stopping by. Please like and share this tutorial to those you think will enjoy it. Post a picture of your creation in the comment section below along with any thoughts you might have.
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If you enjoyed this week’s DIY & Devotion you may enjoy last week’s when we made a Valentine’s Day globe and discussed 1 John 4:19. Make your own Valentine’s Day doormat with a scripture from I Corinthians.
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