Here’s a fun DIY Valentine’s Day decoration that will have Cupid hitting the mark right on target!
I have a collection of beautiful handmade valentines from an artist Valentine swap party I went to a few years ago. I thought it would be fun to display them and I wanted to do it in a fun way.
I went to one of my favorite places to find something to customize and upcycle- the dollar store of course!
Well, the dollar store didn’t let me down, I spotted a dart board that would be perfect to alter with a bit of paint and use to display the pretty artist valentines.
The darts that came with the board were solid plastic so they will be saved for another project.
I happen to have some nicer high end darts that you can swap out the fins on so those were going to be the ones I will alter with scrapbook paper hearts.
The green areas on the dart board just won’t do for my Valentine’s Day decor so I used Princess Pink multi-surface paint from Plaid and a Waverly detail brush to cover the green areas. It took about 3 coats to get a nice solid coverage over the green.
To make my darts “cupid” style I die cut hearts out of pretty pink scrapbook paper and slipped them into the slots on the ends of the darts.
In addition to dressing up the ends of the darts I also wrapped the tips with pretty Valentine washi tape.
After the pink paint was dry on the dart board I glued a bunch of die cut paper hearts onto the black areas of the dart board.
The dart board can still be used with the darts as a display. I simply tucked my collection of artist valentines in between the wire on the dart board. I also thought about using straight pins- decorated of course!
If you don’t have a stash of pretty valentines why not make up a bunch so you have them on hand to give out to everyone you meet – after all who can’t use an extra bit of love these days?
Stefanie Girard is a crafter with a re-purpose. She has been cutting stuff up since she was old enough to hold a pair of scissors in her tiny hands. She earned her degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and move to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry first as a Set Decorator and Prop Master then onto TV Producer specializing in How-To TV shows for HGTV and the DIY Networks. After writing 5 craft books for the Quarto Publishing Group she now spreads the crafty word online through book reviews and original projects with a focus on recycled elements.
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