Hello everyone, and as we move forward. More ideas and posts will come. I hope you guys had a great weekend. And enjoyed the Superbowl. Today I’ve got something amazing for you guys. A good DIY project you can make to decorate your table or desk on Valentine’s day. This awesome and easy valentine’s day DIY project you can make at home.
To be honest, I thought it would be late for another DIY project for this Valentine. So I gave up but then, after thinking about it, it seems I still have time haha. I already made one and if you missed it, you can check it here.
So I dedicated this post to another awesome valentine’s day DIY project you can make at home. And I kinda got creative with this one haha. Stay tuned to see what is this project is all about.
Something I like about occasional celebrations like Christmas is that you can vibe by making the project while listening to its music. But, I’m not sure it would be perfect for valentine haha.
Do you like to have music in the background while working on the project or not? Let me know in the comment, I would like to know.
Also, something funny happened mid-process and I’m going to mention it in a bit. When I show you guys the steps haha. I was like “Ok, we can work with that haha”.
Awesome valentine’s day DIY project you can make at home
Let’s get started and show you guys this awesome Valentine’s day project. Are you guys ready? Well, let me talk a little about this idea. This way, you can be ready to know about it as you keep reading the tutorial on how to make this awesome valentine’s day DIY project you can make at home.
As usual, this project was made out of cardboard and paper. And if you know me, I have done all my projects using these two haha. I started to get impressed that we can do ideas with only these two lol.
Material and tools needed for this project:
- White paper(A4)
- Colored paper(Red)
- Glue gun
These are what I used to make this Awesome valentine’s day DIY project you can make at home. Things you probably already have at home but don’t know how to use or ideas to use it. This tutorial will show how you can make something cool as a decoration.
It won’t cost a lot and you will get to enjoy something cool. And this is something I like about crafting with cardboard and paper. Unlimited ideas and yet things can be pretty cool and useful like this Awesome valentine’s day DIY project you can make at home.
You can put love quotes for your partner in it. Well, if you don’t believe me… continue reading to know more about it. It’s one of the good things about this project. And it’s something new to me as well to make a craft idea like this.
Anyway, this project will be perfect for tables during valentine’s day. You can put it on a desk or even any surface you want as long as it’s the perfect place to show love, you know.
I would recommend the decorated dining table because it’s the best place for this project.
Also, this project doesn’t take a lot of time, which may be a problem for some people. It was an easy and quick project that you can do, which is cool. I wouldn’t do long projects too haha don’t worry.
Alright, I’m going to start as usual. Showing you guys the items that will be used for this project. It’s easy if you have extra cardboard. You can make this.
The required items
So for this project, I started with getting the main items which, as you can see in the pictures above. A circle base that will be a place to make everything on it.
I wondered if I could do it in a square shape. But I couldn’t imagine that would be perfect. So The circle shape is the best option. Just in case you wonder haha. However, if you like its square base, then, you can go for it.
The second picture above that would a holder or frame for the notes/quotes. You would ask me what notes?
Well, I was going to make it for one love note that you can put. But I thought it would be cool if we can put more than one. So this way, it can be changed and we can use it also for the next valentine as well.
What type of paper do we use to write the notes/quotes on?
Well, I recommend writing them on thick white paper. You can use colored paper as well as long as you can see what is written on it. This way, when you put it on the table, your partner can read it without a struggle haha. Therefore, if you change the paper color, also change the font color to be clear on the paper.
If you have read my recent funny moments. I mentioned that constant changes would happen, and that is something funny. Well, it happened when I was making this project as well haha.
I started working on this project with a simple idea. And a few minutes, I came out with something else haha. It’s not my problem. Ideas were flowing in my mind during the time I was cutting the cardboard and things changed, you know haha. The new ideas won the competition, and I had to go with it lol.
The third picture is going to be a stand, and that’s when we start using the paper haha. It’s easy to make that by just folding the paper and that stand is 5cm. You still need to make sure it’s strong and thick enough to glue the frame later on.
There are different ways I would make this, but for quick craft, I chose to make it this way, and it worked well. It’s still holding the project until now. So, fold more paper to make it thick enough to hold the frame strong.
How thick the cardboard should be?
It’ doesn’t have to be so thick or so thin. Just don’t work with thick cardboard because it will be a struggle to add the white layer to it later. So, for that, I would use thin and that’s what I used, making this Awesome valentine’s day DIY project you can make at home.
Well, I’m not done yet. There are more items but I’m keeping them until the end of this post. When it’s time to reveal the finished look of this awesome valentine’s day DIY project you can make at home.
The making of the project
Alright, now this project doesn’t require a lot, and it’s easy, as I said earlier. So, it’s time to show you guys what I did to make this project and show you the finished look as well. Does that sound exciting? haha, let’s go!
Well, I didn’t explain step by step how to make everything, but as I talk about it, you guys know that. It should be easy to know from just talking about it. For some reason, I didn’t have pictures for every step and I’m sorry for that.
And now it’s time to glue the parts together and show the finished product of this craft. It’s an awesome valentine’s day DIY project you can make at home that can be perfect for valentine’s day. Decorate this on your dining table or your bedroom.
The frame and base
First, I started by adding the white layer using paper. This is the first thing to do after getting everything ready. It’s a painting, but it’s paper glued on the cardboard. We need this for decoration because the cardboard color won’t make it look good.
So. this way, I can add colors or any decoration I want. It can’t be done when it’s only brown(cardboard color). And it’s been my way since forever haha because I think it’s the only way to add a white layer to the cardboard.
How do you add white paper to the circle base?
Believe it or not, it wasn’t easy for me to add the white layer to the circle. However, what I did is I glued the circle to a white paper on both sides. Then, I cut some of the paper to reach the edge of the circle. From there, I glued the edges and when it’s dry and glued. I can cut the extra paper on the edge this way it shapes a perfect circle with a white layer.
You can still see the edges are not cut perfectly. And that’s fine as long as it’s not so bad, you know haha. Just make sure it cut good. That would be enough and cut it carefully. This way, it won’t be a big mess and needs more work.
Second, I glued the two pieces of cardboard for the note together. From the left side and the bottom. I wanted to use more cardboard to be able to glue them together. And make enough space for the paper note to get inside it. However, things changed, and I decided to just put more glue on the side, but don’t push too hard. Which turned out better. Just place it over the glue until it dries.
As you can see, I tried to see if it would work putting paper inside it. And it did get inside smoothly. I’m going to show another picture of it in a bit as well.
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Then, I started adding the red and valentine vibes by adding the red border on the sides that were glued. It would add more when I add the rest of the decoration later. Because it’s not only that we use for decoration on this awesome valentine’s day DIY project you can make at home.
Gluing parts together
Next, I glued the stand on the circle base, as you can see in the picture above. Make sure to put it not too far on the edge and not too close to the center.
The stand is 5cm, which will make the frame in a perfect position to present the notes/quotes. But you can make it longer or smaller if you want. But, I think it would look just perfect with these measures because maybe you need to adjust more.
As you can see in the picture above. I glued the frame to the stand and the base. Well, the two red borders were a last-minute idea as well haha. But I think it’s a good addition.
Are you guys ready for the big reveal of the finished look of this project?
Drum roll please and…
The finished look
BOOM!!! There it is. The finished look of this lovely and awesome valentine’s day DIY project you can make at home day. Now you can feel the vibes haha. What do you guys think of it? Let me know in the comments. Is it a good valentine’s day decoration or not?
Also, if you notice, I said earlier, a square base is not good, and that’s why. It wouldn’t be perfect for this project.
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I didn’t talk about the decoration for this project. But as you can see the heart and flower leaves. And I used red because of the valentine’s red flower and heart. It doesn’t need a lot of work on the decoration, but you can add more if you want.
Here you can see that I was pulling the note out. And you can replace it with any note or something you want to express to your partner. This would be perfect for the long term. You can still add more decoration to it if you want.
Make the open area where you put the paper inside a bit wide. This way, you don’t have to struggle to put in the notes/quotes or get them out of the frame. It’s something we might forget, but it’s important to note this. You don’t want an awesome valentine’s day DIY project you can make at home but struggle to use it haha.
Also, you need to measure correctly the area on the paper where to write the notes on the paper. So, it can show everything you write. And what font size. It depends on how much you will write as well. This is something I wasn’t expecting and had to write it twice, haha.
The placement of the decoration was random haha. But, looking at it now, I think it was a perfect placement. So, you can stick with this look because it looks just fine. No need to change anything on this Awesome valentine’s day DIY project you can make at home.
Conclusion of the Awesome valentine’s day DIY project you can make at home
Alright, guys. This is it for this awesome valentine’s day DIY project you can make at home and I hope you enjoyed reading it. It was a fun and quick idea that you can do for valentine. And you can keep using this for every valentine’s day.
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Don’t forget to share your thoughts on this project or if you do have any other project prepared. I would love to read your comments. What are you going to do for this valentine’s day with your partner?
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