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Heart Art Made Out of Scrap Pieces of Molding

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If you work with wood, you probably have a big pile of scraps. Well, this project is going to help you reduce that pile and end up with art on your walls.
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Even if you don't work with wood you can buy some random pieces at a Re-store or home center to create it.
  • heart art made out of scrap pieces of molding, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas, woodworking projects
The molding pieces were arranged on the floor as seen in the picture.
  • heart art made out of scrap pieces of molding, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas, woodworking projects
Then, I tried to free hand the heart shape on the boards but it was impossible, one side was always bigger than the other. Folding a piece of paper and drawing half the heart was a better choice to make both sides even. Then the template was transferred onto the boards.
  • heart art made out of scrap pieces of molding, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas, woodworking projects
Each piece of molding was cut with my BladeRunner, you can also use a jigsaw or handsaw.
  • heart art made out of scrap pieces of molding, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas, woodworking projects
Until the heart shape is out.
  • heart art made out of scrap pieces of molding, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas, woodworking projects
Each board was painted a strong color with acrylic paints.
  • heart art made out of scrap pieces of molding, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas, woodworking projects
Once dry, a heavy coat of Elmer's glue was applied in order to get the crackled finish.
  • heart art made out of scrap pieces of molding, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas, woodworking projects
When the glue is almost dry - tacky to the touch- the final coat of paint is applied.
  • heart art made out of scrap pieces of molding, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas, woodworking projects
As it dries, the crackles begin to appear.
As soon as the pieces were all dry, they were hot glued to a heart shape taken out of a heavy duty poster board.
  • heart art made out of scrap pieces of molding, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas, woodworking projects
I mounted it on an old window to adorn my mantel, that you can check right here:

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  • Karen
    Karen
    on Jan 31, 2015

    LOVE this!!

  • Gail Green
    Gail Green New Port Richey, FL
    on Jan 31, 2015

    Love this <3

  • Barbara Wheeler
    Barbara Wheeler Royal Oak, MI
    on Jan 31, 2015

    <3 it

  • Cindy Clark
    Cindy Clark Elizabethton, TN
    on Jan 31, 2015

    I didn't know that Elmer's Glue could be used to produce a crackled finish. It's a wonderful, inexpensive product. I used it outside to fix a lock on a wooden gate we had on our deck. It held for over a year!

  • Roger
    Roger Garfield, NJ
    on Jan 31, 2015

    very nice.....if it is weather proofed, it would make a great Valentine Decoration on the front door.....

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