If you are looking for an easy and fun craft idea for Valentine’s Day, here is one you can do in an evening.
What you need to get started are the following:
White Glue or a hot glue gun
An 8-10 inch Heart
1 Heart-Shaped Doily
Fabric or printed paper of some sort (I used a paper dinner napkin)
Assorted notions for trimming
Start by tracing your heart on your paper and cut it out.
Two things I will note here:
First – I couldn’t find any wooden hearts at the craft store so I bought a metal heart at Wal-Mart for $1.97 and spray painted it white.
Second – I used a paper dinner napkin for the patterned background. You can use anything you like from a piece of fabric to gift-wrap, old sheet music or even a piece of newsprint. Whatever strikes your fancy.
Next, coat the heart with a layer of Mod Podge.
Place the paper on top and smooth it out. Let this dry about 15 minutes before moving on to the next step.
Coat the front of the heart with Mod Podge, then add your doily (this can be paper or a crocheted doily) and coat it as well. Let dry about 15 minutes.
Prepare to add the outside trim. Using white glue, or a glue gun, carefully glue it all around the edge of the heart.
When you are done, it should look something like this.
Next, add your embellishments. I used one bigger rose with a button in the center then added some rosebuds around the sides. I chose colors that coordinated with the pattern in the background.
I glued one rosebud on a button, just because it gave it a little more panache.
Finish the project by poking a hole through the top and added a ribbon. This makes it easy to hang.
And you’re done! Wasn’t that easy?
She Who Loves Playing with the Hot Glue Gun