September 30, 2023


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DIY wooden corazón con milagros

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This DIY wooden corazón con milagros  is such a particular mission and I’m delighted to share it with all of you! I’m sharing not one, however two variations of this concept.

DIY wood corazón con milagros

In December 2019, I hosted a Artful Chica Artwork Retreat in San Miguel de Allende. We had a bunch of about 30 individuals and we ate, shopped, walked, and crafted our hearts out! As a part of the “expertise” we invited an area artist to return and train a workshop for our group. 

His identify was Rafael and he taught us how you can make these lovely wooden milagro hearts – corazóns.

A corazón interprets to coronary heart and may be very significant to San Miguel de Allende.

The town is named the corazón of Mexico as a result of it’s within the heart of the nation. All over the place you go, you’ll see many lovely hearts with the flame on high. 

Another excuse for all of the hearts in San Miguel de Allende is that the town is filled with love. The individuals of San Miguel de Allende are identified for his or her heat and hospitality.


They’re all the time able to share a meal or a dialog with guests. This love is mirrored in all of the hearts across the metropolis. It’s such a lovely vacation spot!


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The place to discover a wooden Mexican coronary heart!

You possibly can search on-line for Mexican wood hearts, I found this listing on Etsy.

It’s also possible to examine an area import store.

Easy methods to make a wooden corazón con milagros

We began with a wooden coronary heart, then coated it with Mod Podge.

Then we utilized gold leaf. We smoothed it down and sealed it with one other coat of Mod Podge.

Small milagros have been chosen, and a focus for the middle.
The milagros to inform a narrative of what we wished to heal or appeal to for our lives!
I really like how Rafael makes use of plastic bottle tops as paint dishes. Nice option to recycle!We painted the highest of the guts nevertheless we wished.

Right here’s my corazón. We used tiny nails to affix the milagros.

NOTE: I really like how the artists in Mexico don’t glue the milagros, they hammer in every one. Three tiny nails for every milagro, that method it should keep in place.  Nevertheless, you should use glue if you would like!

Add an growing old medium

The final step is so as to add a end to the guts to make it look previous and aged. 

DIY wood corazón con milagros
Completed hearts from the category.
Rafael including element to my coronary heart.

Let’s discuss how Rafael aged our hearts. He used ….gasoline and tar blended collectively, then brushed them on each bit and wiped off the surplus.

Sure. It smelled and he wore a masks. I did too. I feel another may be wooden stain. However the hearts got here out lovely!

Wood milagro heart made in San Miguel de Allende

After going by Rafael’s class, I believed I’d do a tutorial on a similiar course of. For my mission I made molds and casting resin. Then I utilized the hearts to wooden.

RELATED: Mildew making for casting resin

For this mission, I purchased the wooden plaques on the craft retailer and used the identical course of as above to convey them to life. So far as the guts, take a look at the above hyperlink for instructions of how I made it.

I you really liked this concept for a wooden corazón con milagros!

artists from San Miguel de Allende
With Rafael and his son!

About Rafael – he put all his youngsters by faculty by working his artwork enterprise and educating workshops in San Miguel de Allende! We have been all so grateful to be his college students!

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