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Upcycled Cardboard Heart Valentines

Upcycled Cardboard Heart Valentines

Posted by DecoArt on Jan 28th 2021

Use Americana® Acrylics to create your own heartfelt Valentine's Day display.


    • scissors
    • liner brush
    • cardboard
    • pencil
    • small soft flat brush


    1. Find some plain cardboard either from a box or a sheet.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Print out the provided heart "cookie" pattern and cut out to use as a template.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Trace the template heart shape onto a piece of cardboard.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Cut out the heart shape.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Using a soft flat brush, paint the base color of the "cookie icing". (For this cookie, I used Bubblegum Pink. TIP: Make sure to leave some of the cardboard edge unpainted to give the look of a cookie with icing.)
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Outline the cookie icing with Light Buttermilk, using a liner brush. (TIP: These don't have to be perfect.)
    12. Instruction #6
    13. For a "sprinkle" look for this valentine cookie, paint on some random lines with True Red, using a liner brush. Allow to dry.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Turn the valentinesover and paint a personalized message using the three colors and a liner brush.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Have fun with designing many different looks-- pretend you are icing cookies. Use Bubblegum Pink, True Red, and Light Buttermilk in any combination to create a yummy Valentine's Day display that is cute and cohesive.
    18. Instruction #9


    Heart "cookie" Pattern