Heart Shaped Decorations to Make : Wood Button Heart

It’s that time of year when we are all looking for red and pink decor and fun heart shaped decorations to make.  This wood button heart craft is my three favorite things: fun, easy and cute.  In only a matter of minutes and with just a few supplies, many of which you probably already have on hand, it can be decorating your mantel tomorrow, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  This is the perfect craft to get the kids involved in.  You really can’t mess this easy Valentine’s Day decoration up. Affiliate links are included in this post.

heart shaped decorations to make

When I was trying to come up with fun heart shaped decorations to make I went to my craft bin to see what I had on hand.  I’m trying to be way better about using up my huge stash, and sometimes I forget to shop their first.  I had this pre-cut wood heart shape, some paint and a bag of red and pink buttons…and this cute Valentine’s Day craft was born!

heart shaped decorations to make

Supplies Needed to Make Heart Shaped Decorations

A wood heart (any size you like, these are just like the one I used)

Acrylic Paint in Red or Pink (just paint the heart the color you want the background of the heart to be)

Thick White Tacky Glue

Valentine color assortment of buttons

heart shaped decorations to make step 1

How to Make These Heart Shaped Decorations

Step 1: Paint the heart (it will need to dry for about 30 minutes if you are using acrylic paint)

Step 2: Spread glue to cover half of the heart (only work on one half at a time so you have time to add the buttons before the glue dries.)

heart shaped decorations to make step 2

Step 3: Cover the glue on your heart with buttons.  You don’t need to worry about a pattern, just put them as close together as you can and fill in every spot.  We started by outlining the outer edge of each half and then worked our way in to make sure the edge looked clean and neat when it was all finished.

heart shaped decorations to make step 3

Step 4: Repeat this same process with the other half of the heart.

heart shaped decorations to make step 4

Step 5: Let it dry overnight

heart shaped decorations to make step 5

You can see how quickly the glue begins to dry.  It was practically clear by the time I was able to snap a picture.

cute and easy DIY Valentine craft

After the heart has dried, display it in your favorite Valentine’s Day spot.  You can even leave it up all year if you like!

heart shaped decorations to make

heart shaped decorations to make

I used our heart shaped decoration to dress up our Valentine mantel.  You can find a tutorial for that cute felt garland here.

Here are two of my favorite free printable Valentines posts if you are looking for more fun Valentine inspiration…

You Drive Me Wild Valentine

free printable kids valentines

Pucker Up Valentine

cute handmade valentine ideas and free printables

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Happy crafting!



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Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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39 thoughts on “Heart Shaped Decorations to Make : Wood Button Heart”

  1. That’s gorgeous, my daughter is 22 now but just looking at your photos made me think back. This is exactly the kind of project she would have loved making. You know what, she might still, I’ll send her the pin!

    • Hi Janelle! You bet! I found it in the $1 bin at Target last year…but they might have more this year. I know I saw some cute little pink metal ones. Good luck! πŸ™‚

  2. Such a darling project! I love how charming button art is – prefect for artists of all ages. Pinned and sharing. Thank you for joining us at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. I hope you will join our next party starting Sunday at noon EST.

  3. I went a little crazy featuring a few of your projects tonight in my link party post – this was one of them. πŸ™‚ I also featured it in my newsletter. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. XOXO

  4. Thanks for linking up at The Pretty Pintastic Party! We loved your craft, and we’re featuring it at the party this weekend!
    We hope you’ll stop by, grab a featured button, and link up some more amazing posts!


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