Learn to make a Heart Topiary Valentine’s Day Sign in two sizes – one that’s perfect for your porch and another for inside your home!
Today we will be making a Heart Topiary Valentine’s Day Sign in two sizes with different color schemes. Use the larger sized sign in bigger spaces like your front porch and the smaller one to dress up vignettes around your home. This is a fun project with lots of personalization possibilities. Let’s get started!
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Supplies you’ll need to make your own Heart Topiary Valentine’s Day Sign:
- Heart Topiary Valentine’s Day Sign Kit – Large and/or Small
- Conch All-In-One Mineral Paint
- Endless Shore All-In-One Mineral Paint
- Gold Digger Moonshine Metallics by Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Tobacco Road Gel Stain by Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Clear Best Dang Wax Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Anchor All-In-One Mineral Paint
- Fluff Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Honky Tonk Red Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Peony Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Starbond Medium Instant Adhesive
First, we are going to use the smaller topiary heart sign kit with a pink and metallic color scheme.
To begin, I used Tobacco Road Voodoo Gel to add a basecoat of color to multiple parts of the kit.
You can get a visual on the pieces I stained below. To stain the pieces, just add some stain to the surface and rub in using a clean cloth.
Next, paint the pieces shown below with the color Endless Shore.
I used a makeup sponge and small paint brush to add the color to these pieces.
When using a makeup sponge to paint, be sure to pounce the paint onto the surface in even coats.
For the “shiplap” style heart, I used a paint brush to add the color Endless Shore to every other section of the piece.
Then, I used the same small brush to fill in the polka dots on the flower pot.
Next, use Moonshine Metallics in Gold Digger to add color to the ends of the arrow and small middle heart. Once again, I used a small paint brush to add this color.
Now, add the color Conch to the heart pieces shown below.
When adding color to the piece below, I only painted the outer edge because the middle will be covered with another piece we already painted.
Using the end of your paint brush, add polka dots to the perimeter of the heart shape.
Next, I added a chippy paint look to the heart that I stained earlier in the steps. To begin this process, sporadically add Clear Wax to the surface of the heart using a chip brush.
Then, add a layer of the color Endless Shore and let dry.
Once dry, use painter’s tape to remove some of the paint. This is how I create the chipped paint look.
Now it’s time to finish everything up by assembling with adhesive.
I used Starbond Instant Adhesive, but feel free to use your favorite instant adhesive for this portion of the project.
Once the gold heart had been glued to the heart banner shown below, I changed my mind and decided to paint the rest of the piece using the color Conch.
I think this small heart topiary sign is just perfect for smaller areas around the home. What a fun way to celebrate!
Now let’s make a large heart topiary!
Begin by painting the flower pot portion of the kit using the color Anchor.
Then, use the color Fluff to add a coat of color to the pieces show below.
I used a makeup sponge to add the color to the smaller pieces.
Now use the color Honky Tonk Red to paint the hearts pictured below.
You can see that I used a brush for this step.
Next up is the color Peony. Add it to the hearts pictured below.
Then, add the white polka dots to the pot.
And polka dots to the perimeter of the large heart using the end of your paint brush.
Now grab your adhesive and assemble your finished product.
This larger topiary sign is perfect on your hearth or front porch!
Two sizes with two different color schemes – how fun! Which color scheme will you recreate.
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