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Dollar Tree Valentine’s DIY Puzzle Piece Heart Craft

dollar tree valentine's diy puzzle piece heart craft wall hanger

The last time I was at Dollar Tree, I bought a raw wood heart cut out. I didn’t yet have a plan for it, but I was sure that I’d come up with some type of Dollar Tree Valentine’s DIY project.

dollar tree valentine's diy puzzle piece heart craft wall hanger

My inspiration came from something I saw on Pinterest. Of course, I put my own spin on it. I love that you can make this craft with all Dollar Tree supplies!

Today, I’ve teamed up with some of my creative blogger friends for a Valentine’s Blog Hop! At the bottom of this post, I’ll share photos and links to 11 more inspiring Valentine’s Day projects 🙂

How to Make a Dollar Tree Valentine’s DIY Puzzle Piece Heart Craft

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craft supplies needed to make a heart and puzzle piece wall hanger

Supply List:

  • wooden heart shaped cut out
  • red and white craft paint
  • 12 puzzle pieces (mine are from a kid’s puzzle)
  • letter stencils (I used A Maker’s Studio stencils)
  • medium and small paintbrushes
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • thin ribbon in complimentary colors
painting a wooden heart cut out with white paint

Step 1.

Paint the heart cut out white on one side. Let dry and apply a second coat.

painting the blank sides of puzzle pieces red

Step 2.

Apply two coats of red paint to the underside of the puzzle pieces.

red puzzle pieces arranged around the perimeter of a wooden white painted heart

Step 3.

Arrange the puzzle pieces around the heart. It doesn’t have to be perfect yet. Just make sure the puzzle pieces stay inside the heart.

arranging stencils with the phrase "love you to pieces" in the middle of a white painted wooden heart

Step 4.

Figure out the placement of the stencils. You may need to overlap. Hold the stencils in place, if needed, with painter’s tape. I used mesh stencils that have an adhesive.

stencils in the middle of a white painted wooden heart with the phrase "love you to pieces"

Step 5.

Stencil the top words first and let dry.

applying red paint to letter stencils
removing a letter stencil from a white painted wooden heart wall hanger

Step 6.

Carefully stencil the bottom words and let dry.

filling in stencil errors with a small paintbrush

Step 7.

Fill in any errors with a small paintbrush. The look will be imperfect and handmade. If you prefer something more exact, you can create the sentiment with a Cricut or Silhouette.

"love you to pieces" puzzle piece heart shaped wall hanger
applying hot glue to a puzzle piece

Step 8.

Arrange the puzzle pieces just how you’d like them around the heart. Secure them in place with hot glue. Attach a ribbon hanger and you’re done!

dollar tree valentine's diy puzzle piece heart craft wall hanger

I styled mine against a vintage frame with a chalkboard background to make it pop. It would look great on a mantel! You could also hang it as is on a door or even attach it to a wreath (like this Burlap Valentine’s Wreath that I made last year). It’s a fun way to add some Valentine’s cheer to your decor!

Now, let’s check out some more creative Valentine’s Day DIY ideas!

I’m loving this Boho Valentine’s Decor designed by Kirsten from Tribe of Burton. Her mantel is understated and elegant!

I have a thing for pom poms, so naturally I’m obsessed with this DIY Valentine’s Pom Pom Wreath from Kippi of Kippi at Home. I love those colors!

These DIY Yarn Wrapped Hearts from Olivia of Olivia O’Hern make the perfect garland! She has a free template, too!

Mary from Life at Bella Terra has created a lovely Valentine Dinner Table for Two. That beautiful glass heart shaped napkin ring immediately caught my eye!

Sam from Raggedy Bits made the sweetest Stamped Farmhouse Wooden Block Signs. These are perfect for creating rustic Valentine vignettes!

If you’re looking for a gift, craft a Heart Warming Valentine DIY Heating Pad for your loved one. Leanna from Pretty DIY Home will show you how to make one with drop cloth!

This Valentine Tree with Heart Shaped Leaves from Maria of Simple Nature Decor makes the perfect bedside decor. I love when you can add some holiday cheer to every room of the house!

Here’s another Dollar Store craft! Chas from Chas’ Crazy Creations made this cute Dollar Store Heart Wall Art. I love the mirrored heart against the red felt heart!

Niky from The House on Silverado designed a sweet Farmhouse Valentine Vignette on a side table. The neutral palette, buffalo check fabric and bead garland definitely give it that Farmhouse vibe!

Agnes from Just That Perfect Piece has created the most unique Shabby Chic Valentine’s Day Decor. How cool is this raffia heart and muslin bow?

This French Valentine Decor from Cindy of Cloches and Lavender is right up my alley. I love that vintage china cabinet full of pink transfer ware!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed all of the Valentine’s Day inspiration!

Until next time!


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  1. Great project and love the play on words. Imperfect is the best. It’s homemade and from the heart.


  2. Love your puzzle pieces heart !!! So clever ! Thanks for sharing ! Happy to be with you on this blog hop!

  3. I love your puzzle-piece heart, and I love how you layered it on the frame for disply! Such a great idea!
    I’d love it if you’d share it at my link party tomorrow, Sundays on Silverado!

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  4. Not being romantic by nature, I love puns and plays on words at Valentines. Your Love You to Piece Valentine craft made me laugh. Fun and flirty, great idea for Valentines day.

  5. Rebecca, so creative to use the backside of puzzle pieces and paint them! I need some practice with those stencils as I just bought them and haven’t gotten the knack of it yet! Cute DIY! Thanks for sharing! Fun blog hopping with you.

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