2×4 BEE My Valentine

posted on January 28, 2010 by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Valentine's Day  |  16 Comments

2×4 BEE My Valentine

2×4 BEE My ValentineValentines craft tutorial

Every year for Valentine’s my husband and I have a rule that it has to be a homemade gift. I love our homemade gift exchanges. They require so much thought {and sneakiness because we do not want the other one to see what we are making}. I was trying to come up with something for him this Valentine’s that would be fun to display and fun for him! So here it is… Bee My Valentine! Fun Valentine’s decoration and the personal part that I think he will love is the wire holders…well they will be perfect for holding ‘Reasons why I should Bee Your Valentine.’  I am going to think of 10 reasons that I should be his Valentine and stick them in wire holders. When he has his reasons then I could put reasons I love my kids in there too!

Over the next few weeks we will be having a 2×4 party at HowDoesShe!  Kind of…we will be showing you quiet a few things you can make with a 2×4.  2×4 gifts and decorations are so easy and thrifty to make.  If you live near new home building they always have scrap 2×4 laying around.  I am not promoting stealing!!!!  Ask the builder if  you can have his scrap wood.  The builders that I have asked have been more than happy to let me have it.  They smile when I say I am making crafts:)

Just wait until you see what else you can do with a 2×4!

Tutorial on BEE my Valentine!Valentines craft tutorial

1.  Cut a 2×4

Bottom layer is 4 inches

Middle layer is 3 inches

Top layer is 2 inches

2.  Trace around your wood pieces.   Can you see the cement on the blocks…straight from a builder.

Valentines craft tutorial3.  Cut the paper out.

Valentines craft tutorial

4.  Modge podge it on.  Click here to see 10 steps for perfect Mod Podging.

Valentines craft tutorial

5.  Layer paper and sand the edges.

Valentines craft tutorial

6.  Let your little one help you stack the blocks.  {He has cute hands!}

Valentines craft tutorial

7.  Drill 2 holes in the block at each end.

8.  Add your vinyl.  For Vinyl info Click here

Valentines craft tutorial

9.  Add the wire.  Click here if you need a tutorial on how to twist wire.

Valentines craft tutorial

10.  Insert love notes.

my favorite thingsAnother 2×4 idea: My favorite things with a2x4

Another one coming on tuesday!!!

2×4 BEE My Valentine

    1. January 31st, 2010 at 5:22 pm
      Lynn says:
      Saw these and had to make my own version...LOVED them! So cute!
    2. February 1st, 2010 at 10:23 am
      Amy says:
      Love the "bee" theme.
    3. February 1st, 2010 at 10:46 am
      vanessa says:
      This is beautiful! I love how it turned out and I especially love the "my favorite things" project you linked to! Just found your blog and am so glad I did!
    4. February 2nd, 2010 at 5:20 pm
      Sandra says:
      This is such a fun project and who doesn't have scraps of wood around. Thanks for the ideas...come say hi.
    5. February 4th, 2010 at 6:33 am
      Julie Bagamary says:
      Cute idea.
    6. May 5th, 2010 at 7:44 am
      veronica says:
      Just curious, where do you find your wire?? I've found some other kind at craft shops, but I would like to find the thicker wire. thanks:)
      • May 5th, 2010 at 8:24 am
        Alison says:
        Lowe's in the hardware area. It's about $7 for a spool of it!
    7. May 11th, 2010 at 7:06 pm
      Kristen says:
      I really love the font you use for the words and noticed it on other projects. Just wondering what font it was? Thanks!
    8. June 15th, 2010 at 1:17 am
      Suezie says:
      Does this not looked like a 'stacked cake'? I thought of wedding with photos of the bride and groom, a baby theme or even 'the b'day girl/boy' and fun activities, money, b'day messages or similar tucked in. If you have both girls and boys why not decorate one side pink and the reverse side blue and make it doubly useful? Love this idea.
      .-= Suezie´s last blog ..A Fresh New Look =-.
    9. June 27th, 2010 at 7:07 pm
      Chelsea says:
      I love this idea! All your ideas for 2x4's are wonderful. I only have a circular saw, so 2x4 crafts are perfect for me. I can't wait to make this! I may need to change it so that i can leave it up all the time, not just valentines! Thanks!
      .-= Chelsea´s last blog .. =-.
    10. February 3rd, 2011 at 2:10 pm
      Jennifer says:
      Love these....I have never used vinyl and I just placed an order so I can....What font are you using for this project and if have been trying to view your tips for Mod Podging but an error is coming up. Am I doing something wrong?
    11. February 6th, 2011 at 7:39 pm
      Valerie says:
      I have some 2x4 ideas, but don't have a website. can i still submit them?
      thanks...love you and your creative self!
      • February 6th, 2011 at 10:31 pm
        Shelley says:
        Yes! Send them to [email protected] :) She is our 2x4 queen! :)
    12. February 8th, 2011 at 2:29 pm
      Sue says:
      Thanks for wonderful idea. Just need time to put this into play
    13. September 26th, 2011 at 8:04 pm
      T-Byrd says:
      you say click here for the tutorial how to twist the wire but there is no link... :-/
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