I love how this rosette heart sign turned out. Decorating for holidays is a must in our home! But, I want something that will last. This rosette heart is a classic! The look of the rosettes are are so pretty. The glitter just adds a little shimmer and the color brings a POP to your home. Keep reading below to see how I finished this rosette heart sign.
**Finished sign measures approx. 9×9″**
- 2 pieces of 1×2 measuring approx. 7.5″ long
- 2 pieces of 1×2 measuring spprox. 9″ long
- 3 pieces of 1×3 measuring approx. 7.5″ long
- White paint (I used Extra White by Behr)
- Sponge brush
- Heart pattern
- Provincial stain
- Palm sander/sanding block/sand paper
- Old towel
- Rustoleum glitter spray
- Card stock color of your choice (I used a dark pink to match the glitter I chose)
- rolled paper flower cut file
- Silhouette or Cricut cutter
- Old cardboard box(es)
- Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Step 1: Painting your wood pieces for your DIY Rosette hear sign
First you want to paint the base of your sign. Using a sponge brush, paint a thin coat of Extra white paint on your three 1×3’s. You want to paint 1-2 thin coats.
Step 2: Cutting your rosettes for your DIY rosette hear sign
While your 1×3’s are drying, cut your rolled paper flowers from your cardstock using your cutting machine. Do NOT punch them out yet. I cut 3 different sizes.
Tape your cut cut rolled paper flowers cardstock to your cardboard to hold it into place. Take it outside and spray with glitter spray. Let it dry.
Next, trace your heart shape on a flat piece of paper and cut it out.
When your glitter spray has dried, punch out all your flowers.
Step 3: Distressing your DIY Rosette heart sign
Next, you are going to distress your sign. When your 1×3’s have dried thoroughly, using a palm sander, sanding block, or sand paper, sand the edges and surface to distress it a little. The more you sand the more distressed it will look.
Step 4: Staining your DIY Rosette heart sign
After your sign is distressed you are going to stain it. Using a corner of an old towel, apply the stain to the three white 1×3’s and the four unpainted 1×2’s. You are going to want to work fast so the stain doesn’t dry. Wipe the excess stain off using the unused part of the towel. The harder you rub, the more the stain gets removed. If the stain is too dark, let it dry and sand it off until you get the lightness you want.
Here is a link to show you how I stain my projects using an old towel.
Step 5: Assemble your wood pieces for your DIY Rosette heart sign
Go here to see how to assemble your sign.
Step 6: Roll your cut paper flowers for your DIY Rosette heart sign
After you have punched your paper flowers out, you are going to roll them. Start with the outer edge and gently, but firmly wrap it around the tip of a pencil. Continue to wrap until you have wrapped it 2-3 times. Remove the pencil and continue rolling until you have rolled the to the center of the paper cut out. Set aside rolled rosette and roll the rest in the same fashion.
Step 9: Securing your paper rosettes to the heart shape
Lay your heart shape out in front of you. Begin playing with the placement of the rosettes on the heart shape. Continue moving it around and switching them up until you have the layout you want.
Now begin gluing them into place using the hot glue gun. You kind of have to hold them into place for a little bit before the glue cools enough to hold them enough to move to the next one.
Step 8: Applying your rosettes heart to your DIY Rosette heart sign
Once the stain has been absorbed and your white 1×3’s are pretty dry (I waited about a day or 2), you are going to hot glue your rosette heart into place. Lay your heart on your sign and decide the location you want. Turn it over and generously cover the back with hot glue. Now, turn it back over and secure into place. You may need to hold it into place for a while to make sure all areas are pressed down and secure. Before standing your DIY Rosette heart sign upright, make sure the hot glue has cooled completely otherwise your heart will slide out of place.
By following these 8 steps you will get a great, classic Valentine’s day decoration that will last a lifetime. One that you made on your own and you will proudly display and cherish. It will be a conversation starter for anyone who sees it.
You got this!