I knew right off the bat that black, white, and red was what I wanted for colors, and I was stoked to find the perfect black and white scrapbook paper at Joannes for a whopping .25 cents!!!!! I know, I know, just call me Mrs. Big Spender.
I took the heart and broke the stick off, and then used a steak knife to shave off the remnants (hey, don't judge me, the tools are in the basement and I just didn't have the energy to run that flight of stairs for the BILLIONTH time in a day!) The steak knife worked great, and with 2 coats of paint and some black detailing, I had the look I was going for.
Once I modge podged the paper to my plaque I used liquid nails to attach the heart. And then I decided it looked kinda plain. Ribbon to the rescue.
I love how it turned out, of course, I'm biased because I love anything that costs $3 or less. So, what Valentines projects are you workin' on?