The other day, I walked by a key I threw in a pile in my garage. You Hold The Key To My Heart occurred to me. That leads to a Valentine’s Day project. I grabbed a piece of scrap wood from a pile and a new project was born.
The first thing I did was to open up a word document and select a font I like and typed it out. Adjust the size to be in proportion to the piece of wood.
I sanded the board to smooth it out. Cut the words apart and tape to the board. Use Saral paper, which is like a carbon paper to transfer the words to the board.
This is where the key I found in the pile comes into play. I used my holiday stencil for the hearts. That stencil has been such a good investment, I must say.
For Valentine’s Day, the logical color is red or pink. There is no reason why you can’t display the sign all year round so select your favorite color. I decided to use the copper color paint to fill in the letters and the hearts.
Paint the key in a coordinating color. I used oil rubbed bronze spray paint. The top of the key has an area that I painted with the copper paint.
Sand the board very lightly and use clear wax over it. Glue the key on the board. Attach two sawtooth hangers on the back, you will need to judge based on the board how far apart.
Now can you believe how easy it is to make your honey a little Valentine’s gift? You will want You Hold The Key To My Heart to be displayed all year, won’t you? It’s not just for Valentine’s Day.
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