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Shutter Craft Project - Patterned Heart

By: Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook

Suzanne Cook’s artistic journey started at the young age of six when she won her school’s art competition.  And, the rest is history.  Her love and passion for art made her design career a foregone conclusion and she has never looked back. Suzanne refined her talent at the University of Georgia where she received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design in 1987. 

From her work to her hobbies and her day-to-day life, everything that is Suzanne is art… Her house is filled with an extensive folk art collection as well as art by herself, her husband and daughter, who both are professional artist.

Suzanne is has a reputation for creating art with a positive, whimsical spin that is always colorful and inspiring. Her dreams really did come true when she was able to become one of Plaid’s Design Inspiration Designers!

A Georgia native, Suzanne lives in Suwanee with her husband

Fun Apple Barrel colors and a sparkly Mod Podge formula add glitz and glam to this adorable decor piece.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Mod Podge ® Silicone Craft Mat
Item #16289
Protect your work surface with this silicone mat. Glues peels right off of it for easy clean-up!


Apple Barrel ® Colors - Tuscan Teal, 2 oz.
Item #21887
Apple Barrel Colors ® are the crafter's choice for quality, selection and value. This all-purpose acrylic craft paint is waterbased, non-toxic and dries to a durable finish. Suitable for most paintable surfaces: wood, plaster, tin, craft foam, Styrofoam, terra cotta, and more. Deep, rich tones dry to a soft matte sheen. Easy soap and water clean-up.


Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Plaques - Shutter
Item #90541E
The Shutter Plaque from Plaid Wood Surfaces is an imaginative DIY home decor project. Start your projects off the right way with Plaid Wood Surfaces. Available in an assortment of shapes and styles, these DIY pieces are made of unfinished wood and are ready for a fun and personalized touch. Ideal for painting, staining, decorative embellishment, and wood burning, there’s an endless assortment of creative options. Plaid Wood Surfaces are a blank canvas waiting to be turned into a work of art.


Mod Podge ® Sparkle, 2 oz.
Item #CS11217
Add a touch of sparkle to your decoupage projects! Waterbase formula dries fast & clear, holds tight, protects and gives a smooth finish. Great for all-around crafts and kid's projects.


Other Supplies
1" Flat brush
Scrapbook papers
Stencil tape
Black permanent marker
Small screwdriver
Water basin
Paper towels


  1. Remove the metal plate from the front of the shutter. Set aside. Sand the piece edges to smooth. Paint the piece with two coats of Tuscan Teal, letting the coats dry in between. Let dry completely.
  2. Measure and cut strips of coordinating scrapbook paper to apply to shutter slats. Write in a permanent marker "I LOVE YOU" on a white piece of paper.
  3. To make the heart, cut a piece of paper the size you would like your heart to be. Fold in half, cut a half heart shape. Unfold and measure and cut the heart into strips to apply to the slats.
  4. Lay your papers print side down on your craft mat and brush on Sparkle. Apply to the slats and the metal plate surface. Smooth out by applying a top coat of Sparkle.
  5. Continue until all paper strips and "I LOVE YOU" are applied. Apply the strips that make up the heart on top of the pattern paper. Top-coat the entire piece with Sparkle.
  6. Reattach the metal plate and now hang to add a little glitz to any room.
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