Looking for a fun activity to do with the kids? Or maybe you just want to spread a little love in your neighborhood. This post will teach you how you can create some fun Valentine’s Day yard hearts.
The yard hearts are made out of corrugated plastic sheets, and you spray them with an outdoor finish, so they are weatherproof. They stand up to rain and snow when they are complete. Not to mention they look super cute, and your neighbors will be in awe!
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- Blank set of corrugated plastic yard signs with metal stakes
- Craft paint and paint brushes
- All material or plastic spray primer
- Weatherproof topcoat spray
- Scissors or box cutter
- Pencil or sharpie
Steps to Create Valentine’s Yard Hearts:
- First, draw your hearts on the corrugated plastic with a sharpie or pencil. Make sure the “tunnels” inside the plastic are vertical so that you can stick the stake in the bottom.
- Cut out your hearts with the scissors or box cutter.
- Use the spray primer to coat all of the hearts with primer. The craft paint will not stick well without it.
- Once dry, paint the hearts with your design. Or let the kids go to town with the craft paint!
- Let them dry fully.
- Spray the final weatherproof topcoat over the hearts.
- Insert metal stake halfway into one hole on the bottom of the heart.
- Stick them in the yard! You can put colored flood lights on them to light them up at night too.
You can make yard signs this way for any holiday! We made some “who” people at Christmas. Check them out in my post on decorating your yard for the holidays!
-Kristy M., Mommy to Many