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DIY Ex-Voto Sacred Heart


I love all thing antique and silver. One of my favourites are ex-votos in the form of hearts. As much as I love them I can not afford them... so I try to make my own. With the help of a dollar store disposable tray you too can make one.
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You could put yours in a shadow box or in a drawer like I did mine.
diy ex voto sacred heart, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas
These are the items that I started out with... the trays that I mentioned bought at the Dollar Tree some rhinestone chain you can find at Hobby Lobby, some foam core and some fabric to use as your backing. Oh and a small wooden drawer. and some hot glue and a hot glue gun.
diy ex voto sacred heart, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas
I just love the embossed texture on the aluminum tray. The dark glaze brings out the pattern. I added a cross embellishment also found at Hobby Lobby. The fabric backing was from a blouse that I could no longer use as it had paint stains on it.
diy ex voto sacred heart, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas
The little drawer was the perfect frame for it but it would look just as nice in a frame without glass or in a shadow box. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out and may just make a few more as gifts.
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  • Alejandra Garcia
    on Oct 30, 2016

    Do you have a stencil I can download, I would like to make it for my grammy.

  • D.
    on Jan 15, 2017

    As a Catholic, I Adore our SACRED HEART OF JESUS. THANK - YOU FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRING SACRED ART. God Bless, Dee

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