Wood Mandala Heart for Your Door

heart wreath

Supplies:

Wood heart, 12-14-inch
White paint pen
Transfer paper
Brown stain or paint
Old permanent ink pad, black or brown
Ribbon, 1.5-inch
White glue
Varnish
Cord for hanger, 12-14-inch
Pattern

Directions:

Stain or paint the heart shape using stain or a wash of brown paint. Allow to dry.

apply stain

 

Print the mandala design on paper. This mandala was a free design found on Pixabay and adapted for this project.  Use this one – or find or design your own mandala.

mandala

 

Transfer the mandala design to the heart using transfer paper. Refer to the image for design placement.

transfer design

 

Trace over the design using a white paint pen.  Allow to dry. Depending on the type of pen used, you may need to trace over the lines again one or more times to achieve the desired opacity.

trace design with paint pen

 

Darken the areas around the mandala designs using a wash of dark brown paint.  Allow to dry.

darken with brown paint

 

Use a baby wipe or damp paper towel to remove some of the dark brown paint to add texture to the heart.

remove brown paint with baby wipe

 

Ink the edges of the heart brown or black using an old, permanent ink pad.  Do not use a good or favorite ink pad as the wood edge will damage the ink pad.  I use one pad that I reserve only for this purpose.

ink edges

 

Apply a coat of varnish to protect the painted finish.

varnish

 

Tie a bow created from ribbon of your choice to adorn one corner of the heart.  Check out one of the many on-line tutorials like this one from DIY Projects to learn how to make a bow, or use a purchased one.  Attach the bow to the heart using white glue.

tie bow

 

Attach the cord to the back of the heart for a hanger.

heart wreath

Thanks for stopping by! Lee Ann

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