I can't believe how easy it is to carve MDF. It cuts like butta.
1/2" MDF (medium density fiberboard)
red acrylic paint
Cut a basic rough heart shape out of MDF. Carve the shape with a utility knife using short shallow cuts. Make a cut line from the cleavage (heart cleavage?) into the main heart. Chip slices towards the cut line to define the lobes.
Drill a small hole in the back making sure that you don't drill all the way through. Put glue on the end of the dowel and insert into the drilled hole. Omit this step if you wish -I'm using this for another project (next post) so I need the stem.