I think an important part of any relationship is reminding your partner (and perhaps even yourself) of all the reasons why you love, like, and just generally enjoy them. While I think this is an important thing to do all year round, tis the season for acts of love, so I say we turn this little piece of relationship advice into a craft activity! With this tutorial, we turn a plain ole pegboard into an expression of the dozens of ways that we love our significant other. When the Valentine’s season has passed, keep the wooden bead pegs in place and use it as message board or even an escort card display for a big event. – Mandy Pellegrin
Pegboard (mine came pre-cut in a manageable size from the hardware store)
Mini Hole Punch
Step One: String each bead onto a piece of twine about 6″ long. Create a grid of pegs with the beads by passing both ends of each piece of twine through a single peg hole. On the backside of the pegboard, tie the ends tightly around a toothpick. My grid ended up being 6 beads wide by 9 beads tall for a total of 54 pegs.
Step Two: Punch out lots and lots of card stock hearts — as many as you have wooden bead pegs. If you don’t have a heart punch, you could also just cut out hearts the good old fashioned way…with scissors.
Step Three: Punch a small hole in the top corner of each heart.
Step Four: Attach each heart to a string. Tie the ends of the string together using a long knot to create a loop from which to hang each heart.
Step Five: Now, here’s the couple’s therapy part! Add sweet love notes to each heart, and hang onto your grid of wooden bead hangers.
Photo Credits: Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper