2/07/2011

Valentine's Day "Conversation Hearts" Frame Craft

Here is a simple, yet decorative craft that you can make for the Valentine's Day holiday. It makes a great gift for a loved one, and can be simplified as a kid's craft (minus the scarp booking features) or as a great craft for you! My kids were kind of jealous of me when I sat down by MYSELF and created this. I do have to admit I did feel guilty (sort of)- but hey this mama needs to let lose some creative energy from time to time- right?!? Okay, enough talking- here's what you need:

  • Unfinished Wood Heart Frame (I used the one to the right that I purchased from Michaels Art and Craft Store but any style will do.)
  • Various colors of acrylic paint
  • 1 package of 1" unfinished wood hearts (see photo)
  • Scrapbook paper- various colors depending on your color scheme
  • Modge Podge
  • Paint Marker
  • Scissors
  • Photograph
  • Glue 
  • Optional- paper trimmer
Classified: Easy
    What to Do:
    1. Paint your unfinished wooden frame a color of your choice.
    2. Typically the Conversation Hearts are pink, yellow, orange, white, purple and green. Paint each 1" heart one of these lovely colors.
      3. Think of a message you would like to say. I did "We Love U" and "XOXO". Whatever message you chose, put one letter per heart using the paint marker.
      4. Glue your message to the frame- see my photo as an example.
      5. Cut a strip of scrap booking paper and add it to the center of your photo frame. Get creative and add other scrap booking elements as well.
      6. Seal frame with a coat of Modge Podge- and yes seal the paper strip right to the frame.
      7. Using the scrapbook paper, trace the photo heart insert onto your selected color of paper and cut out the heart. If you have some scrap booking expertise, you can add your photo and decorate accordingly.
      8. Once completely dry, assemble accordingly.



      Disclosure: I was not paid nor received free products from Michaels or Modge Podge to mention their names in my post. It's just what I purchased. You can use any product you desire to create this same craft ;-)

      3 comments:

      1. What lovely frames! They would make such a lovely gift! Following you back from the blog hop. Thank you for visiting The 21st Century Housewife - hope to 'see' you again soon!

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      2. They are beautiful. How long did they take to make?
        The instructions are really great- you should pdf them and put them up as a tutorial!!

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      3. The frames took about an hour in total! I could do a PDF file- that's easy enough! Thanks for the following and comments ;-)

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