Heart Art Made Out of Scrap Pieces of Molding


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.
heart art made out of scrap pieces of molding, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas, woodworking projects
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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