Cute Valentines Day Craft Project – Love Candle Mural


This project is made from four pieces of balsa wood and some string.  It’s a simple project that is fun to make and very inexpensive.  This would be a fun project for kids with just a little help.


  • four pieces of balsa wood
  • string or twine
  • glue
  • drill
  • wire
  • paint

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Step 1.

Draw out letters and a heart using glue on your four pieces of balsa wood.

wrap-the-string-around-the-heart-twice put-string-in-glue

Step 2.

Fill in the glue with string going around each letter twice as shown.  Let dry.


Step 3.

Drill holes at  the top and bottom of each piece as shown.  These holes will be used to wire the four pieces together.


Step 4.

Paint all four pieces red.  It will need two coats to completely saturate the string.

poke-wire-through-holes twist-ends-of-wire-as-shown

Step 5.

Cut six pieces of wire about three inches long.  Stick the wire through both holes as shown and then twist it together at the back as shown.  Leave enough slack at the front so that each of the wood pieces will bend at the wire connectors and will stand up when you’re all finished.  You could also tie it together with string if you’d rather.

finished-project This looks good with a candle burning in front of it because the light illuminates the string.  As with any candle you should never leave it burning unattended.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.