Valentine Trophy

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You know that special person who won your heart? How about giving them a major award for that feat! Here’s a cute and easy way to build a trophy especially for your Valentine. This is also a great project for kids.

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I bought a heart shaped wooden plaque at Michael’s to use as my base. The small cube is a tiny gift box I also got at Michael’s this past Christmas. You could easily use a wooden block and paint it or a plain box covered in patterned paper. The wooden spool was picked up at the thrift store for a quarter. I got the glittery heart pick at WalMart in their Valentine’s Day section. They came in a pack of five with a couple different sizes for less than a dollar. I had to cut the pick down a bit so it wasn’t too long for my spool. I bought pink and red paint, but only ended up needing the pink. Then it was just a couple scraps of paper to finish off my supplies.

The first step was to paint all of my wooden pieces. I painted the base pink and started out painting the spool red. Then I realized that there were too many layers of red all together when I stacked my pieces, so I repainted the spool pink, too.

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I cut my heart patterned paper to the same height as the middle of the spool and long enough to go around the spool with a bit of overlap. I used my Cricut to cut a scalloped circle out of the pink paper and write “You Won My Heart” in red ink. This could also be done with a scalloped circle punch or die. I inked the edges of the circle with a bit of red ink for extra definition.

Double sided tape worked perfectly to adhere the patterned paper to the spool.

Finally, it was a just a matter of stacking my pieces and keeping it all together with a bit of glue. I used my Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue  (affiliate link), but hot glue would work well, too. To make sure the pick stayed in place, I used a little bit of glue around the hole in the spool, as well as a bit at the base of the heart.

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I used sticky foam dots to attach the scalloped circle to the front of the box. I love using these dots to add a bit of dimension to a flat paper element.

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And, that’s it! Such a cute little something to give your Valentine! Makes me wonder what else I can build a trophy for!


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