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My Valentine Shutters + a Tutorial

I love to change my shutters up with the seasons or holidays and with Valentine’s Day coming up, I was excited to think of what I was going to do.

This is how they turned out.I love it!
And I redecorated it for FREE! 🙂

Here’s a tutorial on how I made the heart in the center.
I started by cutting out a heart on my Cricut.
I did “fit to page” to get the largest heart possible.

I then traced the heart onto some thin cardboard I had lying around.
I have NO idea where I got this cardboard but I’m glad that I am a pack rat and for some reason knew I should keep it! 🙂 Have another piece left too.

Traced heart.

Then, I just cut out the heart.

I painted it a light pink base coat.

I wanted to add some different layers, so in a darker shade of pink, I painted in a smaller heart.

I then painted little X’s to look like stitches in a peachy-orange.

In a dark pink, I painted the word love but I wasn’t too fond of it so I was going to glitter over it but decided to do something different.

I pulled out some little beads I use for scrapbooking that just so happen to be all the colors I was using and just glued them down over the word.

I then wanted to add some ruffles to the edges to make it a little larger and also for added texture. So I took out some streamers that I had in hot pink and just put a bead of hot glue down.

I laid down the streamers on the glue overlapping as I was placing it down to create the ruffles.

I then just glued down the extra streamers to lay flat.

Almost done!

I glued down a band of white yarn on the edges to clean up the edge a little.
Then just glued some ribbon to the back to hang it.

I wasn’t too fond of it at first, didn’t turn out like I pictured in my head, but it has slowly grown on me. I still don’t LOVE it but it will do.

Here’s a closer look at the other shutter decor.
I just cut some paper to fit my frames and cut out X’s and O’s on my cricut and glued them down. Easy, easy!

I then wanted to add a garland. Debated over a few ideas and then decided it would look so cool to make crepe paper rosettes as a garland. So I made my rosettes just like I did for my wreath and then just strung them on clear thread so they look like they are suspended.

Tied them onto my shutters and I LOVE THEM!

You can’t tell, but I also sprayed them with some spray glitter for a little shimmer. It is very subtle but I love it!

There you have it!
How do you like my Valentine shutters?!

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30 Comments

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    Paula
    January 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Your V-day shutter display is super cute. I like the details that you added to your heart like the crepe paper edging and orange x's.

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    Christina
    January 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Love it!! My shutters are still holding Christmas cards…maybe I should use this snow day to take care of that 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!!

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    Mandy @ Creekside Creations
    January 27, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Very cute! I love old shutters and I love the detail you put into that heart!

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    All About Window Shutters
    January 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Allison,
    We love your Valentine shutters. Great use of recycled shutters.

    – The folks at All About Shutters

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    Brandy
    January 27, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I LOVE this, I really like decorating with shutters, and this is a super idea.

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    Katie
    January 27, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I love your shutters! And those v-day colors are fab! I'm thinking about refinishing my wood computer chair and I want to do an orange JUST like the one on your frames! Love it!

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    Nike@ChooseToThrive
    January 28, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Popping in from The CSI Project …

    I love how bright and warm your shutters look with the Valentine's decorations. And the rosette garland is to die for – so cute!

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    Kara
    January 28, 2011 at 1:59 am

    LOVE them!!! I love the colors you used and the LOVE valentine is WAY cute!! The rosettes are such a pretty added touch!

    This is cute and inexpensive!!! PERFECT!

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    Mallorey
    January 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Very cute!! I love the orange and pink together!

    Where do you have your shutters displayed? I just got some and was thinking on the mantle, but not sure.

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    Anonymous
    January 28, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Very cute!

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    Andrea
    January 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Love those rosettes strung up like that!! Cute! Cute!

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    Emily {WhipperBerry}
    January 30, 2011 at 5:03 am

    Those shutters are amazing! I love the way it turned out. Thanks for joining the party!

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    abeachcottage
    January 30, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Very cute project. The shutters looks lovely, ready for valentines day! Thanks for the tutorial.

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    Krafty Kat
    January 30, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    That is just too cute! Wish I had some pretty shutters to decorate!

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    Nat Mac
    January 31, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Holy moly that is adorable!! I think I need some shutters!

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    Kat
    January 31, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Love your cute hearts. I am super jealous of those shutters though!

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    Carla Marie
    January 31, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Wow, I love those chippy shutters, so dang cute! I like your DIY Valentine's decor, I might have to use it as my inspiration. I've never decorated for Valentines and would like to this year. Thanks for linking on the DIY Showoff, glad I found it!

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    Jen-CraftOManiac
    January 31, 2011 at 3:44 am

    It looks so darling, I heart it! SO GLAD YOU LINKED IT UP. Have a great night and take care. winks-jen

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    Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com
    January 31, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Super cute!! Fun way to celebrate!

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    A Vintage Vine
    January 31, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    So cute! Love the look of the shutters! Visiting from Dittle Dattle!

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    Mariesa M.
    February 1, 2011 at 3:26 am

    That's waayyy cute! I need to find me some old shutters now!
    -Mariesa
    http://tencowchick.com

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    Grannys Attic
    February 1, 2011 at 6:52 am

    That is so cute! Love how you can change out your shutter display all year long. Have a great day, Vicky

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    Julie
    February 1, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Really cute ideas! You should enter this for my Valentine's Day Challenge going on now!
    http://lessthanperfectlifeofbliss.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-challenge-link-party.html

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    ~Rosanne
    February 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    ADORABLE!

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    Robin
    February 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I love it and would love if you entered my linky party at http://tinyurl.com/upcycled31 if you have any more recycled/upcycled projects please link them up and let your friends know. I am trying to reach 100 upcycled projects this week and I would really appreciate you help!

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    Its A Blog Party
    February 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Would love for you to join us at the Hugs and Kisses Valentine's Party!
    http://itsablogparty.com/

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    Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com
    February 3, 2011 at 12:02 am

    these are precious!! I think you did a fabulous job! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings!

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    DWYHomemaking
    February 4, 2011 at 1:35 am

    So cute, you did a fabulous job! I would love to have cute shutters like this to decorate with, I'm going to have to hit up graig's list. Thanks for linking to Unwasted Homemaking Party, hope to you come back next week :)!

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    Krafty Kat
    February 8, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Just wanted to let you know I featured these cute shutters tonight!

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    Waseem
    May 11, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Shutters looks so much good with flowers…..How you turned it out.

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