Saturday, February 9, 2013

{Framed} Heart Art

Last month I came across this cute Valentine Wreath by Kaminski's Creations.  I really liked it but I wondered how I could make it interchangeable.  You know - so I can change it out for every season/holiday.  This is what I came up with:

I simply made some heart art, strung some monofiliment through it, hung it and then hung an open back frame over it.  So easy!

What you need to make one:
Open back frame {mine was 6 1/4 x 6 1/4" from Michaels}
Sawtooth hanger
One sheet of two-sided paper (could also be done with single sided paper, just use two then)
Nylon Monofilament
Scissors, Needle, Tape, and Tacky Glue

Start by attaching the sawtooth hanger to your frame.  

Cut out seven hearts.  The size will depend on your frame.  Mine were 3 inches.  One of the hearts with be the base.  Thread the monofilament throug the center top of the base heart.

Keeping in mind that this with be hung from the nail, measure how long the string should be and then make a knot and trim the excess.

With the remaining six hearts, score a line down the center of each heart and fold them.  Then, with tape, adhere one half of a heart to another heart.  Continue doing that with each heart, alternating the sides of the heart.  Lastly, glue the hearts to the base heart you prepared earlier.

I would recommend letting the heart dry for a little while.  Then you simply hang it up.

To complete the look, hang your frame that you prepared earlier on the same nail.  Ta Da!

I actually made two hearts with a Valentine's theme.  Depending on my mood, I can easily change them around.

And on the 15th, you can change it out for something different.  Maybe a St. Patrick's day heart?

I'm sharing at these parties.

1 comment:

  1. So cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there!