I picked up a little wood heart last week at our local thrift store. I think it was a switch plate. Since I certainly didn't need a switch plate, I turned it into a quick, mixed media art Valentine's Day decoration.
I started by painted it white. I gave it a few coats of white spray paint before the weather turned so nasty. As you can see, it's actually a nice size heart.
I covered the front of it with French book paper. Once that was dry, I added the LOVE lettering and an image from The Graphics Fairy.
Not done yet! I added the French flashcard le coeur (which means heart in French) and a red button for a splash of color. The final touch was hot gluing on some vintage lace and seam binding so I could hang it.
I'm quite smitten with it.