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deco heart little rosesIf you are looking for an easy and fun craft idea for Valentine’s Day, here is one you can do in an evening.

deco heart ingredientsWhat you need to get started  are the following:

Mod Podge

Foam Brush

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)

Lace

Assorted notions for trimming

deco heart cut out heartStart 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.

deco heart base coatNext, coat the heart with a layer of Mod Podge.

deco heart first layerPlace the paper on top and smooth it out. Let this dry about 15 minutes before moving on to the next step.

deco heart add doilyCoat 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.

deco heart add lace with gluePrepare to add the outside trim. Using white glue, or a glue gun, carefully glue it all around the edge of the heart.

deco heart with laceWhen you are done, it should look something like this.

deco heart embellishmentsNext, 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.

deco heart button with roseI glued one rosebud on a button, just because it gave it a little more panache.

deco heart bow on topFinish the project by poking a hole through the top and added a ribbon. This makes it easy to hang.

deco heart hangingAnd you’re done! Wasn’t that easy?

She Who Loves Playing with the Hot Glue Gun

 

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