Valentines Tutorial: Painted XOXO Block

Steph is here to share a fun last minute Valentines tutorial. enjoy! -Linda

Valentines Tutorial

easy valentine craft

Hey everybody, Steph from Crafting in the Rain here. I’m so excited to part of the Craftaholics Anonymous team, and be sharing my first post with you.  If you still need a last minute decoration or gift, this Valentines tutorial may be just what you’re looking for.

easy valentine decoration

Supplies to gather:

  • wood (any kind and size, paint or stain if desired)
  • paint, white and pink (or another color you want)
  • brushes
  • fabric (I used canvas drop cloth) just smaller than your wood piece
  • Fabri-tac or other craft glue
  • XOXO (or any other word) stencil (I cut mine from freezer paper…it works great in electronic cutters.  Just put the shiny side up so the dull side stays on your sticky mat, and be sure to make a mirror image before cutting)

Paint the edges of the wood block white (it’s ok if some gets on the front of the block)

painted board edge

Cut fabric to fit on the front of the block, about 1/2 inch smaller on each side (fray the edges a little if desired)

fray canvas drop cloth

Center stencil on the fabric and paint (iron down the freezer paper and it won’t shift).  Remove stencil and let paint dry.  (I always get impatient and hurry it up with a hair dryer)

painting on canvas cloth

Glue fabric onto wood with drops of glue and press a tack into each corner.  Tap with a hammer if needed.

glue fabric with fabritac

thumb tacks in decor

Now it’s ready to display!

valentines tutorial

If that doesn’t make you feel crafty and festive, I don’t know what will.  I hope you’ll make one.  Then take a picture and post it on the Craftaholics Anonymous Facebook page so we can all check it out!


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Steph Paxman
Steph lives in the Pacific Northwest where she can usually be found cutting or gluing something. Besides making messes, she stays busy with her 3 kids, church, PTO and of course blogging.
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  1. 1

    This is so cute. I might have to try it. I don’t have an electronic cutting machine, but the XOXO can probably be cut with an Xacto knife. Pinning!

  2. 2

    LOVE IT! I’ve been dying to paint some fabric lately and you just gave me the inspiration to get up and do it! I’m thinking of doing our last name and putting it on the bookshelf in our living room. Fun fun!