Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hearts Adore

I have been eyeing a scalloped wooden heart Nicole has had hanging on her fridge for about twelve years...seriously has it been twelve years already?
It was one of the first crafts she made when she was newly married.
It was one of the first projects that inspired us to investigate saws,
since it's so hard to find great wood shapes to craft with.
I finally got her to cut a few out for us to decorate.
 Nicole's original heart was scalloped like this one,
but in the center there were several dried rose buds.
Very simple and beautiful. 

When we had the blank scalloped heart in our hands,
our minds started whirling with all the ways to decorate it.
So we've made up 3 different hearts to show the possibilities!
Today we have our first heart and we used fake silk hydrangea blossoms,
 pearl beads, and that yummy Meyer Imports glitter.
This particular glitter is the 80 grit pink and it is luscious, like working with little crusted diamonds. 
It also happens to be our mom's favorite color of pink. 
When we pulled it out of the package, we both said, "That's Mom's color!" 
Our mom is a rose pink fan!
We are getting some really good use out of that Opera music book!
  We Mod Podged sheet music on the unfinished heart, after first painting it cream. 
Nicole Mod Podge's paper quite a bit and the easiest way is to first trace and then cut.
  There are less edges to sand if you do this.
We plucked apart the blossoms and hot glued them on the heart.
The hydrangea bunch had little buds that we dipped in glue and then glittered. 
We also wiped a little glue  randomly on the blossoms and shook glitter over it. 
We glued the pearl beads on last. 
I love the mix of the pearls and glitter! 
We have been so impressed with this glitter, it definitely adds a WOW factor to any project!
To finish it off, we added an "Adore" banner.  This was really simple to make. 
 Print your words, cut it into a strip, fold the edges, and clip the ends for a finished look.   
The great thing about this heart is that it's pretty enough to be up all year!
Stay tuned this week for our reveal of the other two hearts! :)

If any of you want an unfinished scalloped heart to decorate as you please, you can order them here.


JC's Loft said...

Ok I would seriously buy this if I saw it in a store! You need to list that pretty on Etsy!!!


Krystal said...

SO pretty!!!! I thought I wanted to make a wreath for my front door... but now I'm thinking something like that would be WAY better!

Krystal said...

I'm featuring this on my blog today if you want to check it out. Thanks!

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

That is SO beautiful! I love the glitter!

cyndi said...

oh i love that and can't wait to see the others! you gals do some lovely stuff!

Connie | Daydream In Color said...

That is soo darling! I love it.

Sharon Field / Inky A*Muse-ment said...

Such a lovely project!! Thanks for sharing, very inspiring!

Unknown said...

I looked for the wood on you Etsy site but did not find it. Did I goof up?

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