How to Make a Dinosaur Themed Wooden Heart Decoration
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How to Make a Dinosaur Themed Wooden Heart Decoration

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1/2 day +

Enjoy a quirky, romantic design that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day with this wooden heart project. Easy to make, the heart shows two pastel-coloured dinosaurs with a sweet sentiment.

 Project and instructions by Caroline Shard.

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How to make

Step 1

Carefully untie and remove the hanging string. Paint the front and side of the heart with the base colour and leave to dry.

Don’t worry about tracing
details that would be covered over
in the base colour, you can always
transfer the details on with the
template after the paint is dry.

Step 2

Print off the template and trace over the back of the paper with a pencil. This can be done on a lightbox or against a window. Cut the templates out to align easily to the wooden heart. With a pencil gently scribble over the back to transfer a light pencil version of your design onto the surface.

Step 3

Start by painting the spine shapes of the dinosaurs. Add white to lighten the colours to create the paler tones for the bodies. Use lighter and darker shades of the colours to fill in the other sections of each dinosaur. Paint over the wording in your desired colour.

Step 4

Once dry, reattach the hanging string.

Helpful Docs & Software

Dinosaur Template


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