Yes, another heart craft. No, not because it's almost Valentine's Day, but because I love heart decor!
Wood Heart Garland
I have a LOT of wooden heart shapes. I like hearts. There's so many ways to use them.
For this, I used 2 different sizes of the same heart shape.
They came with a hole in the top middle, so the first thing I did was cover the holes with nail hole compound, and sanded them down after it dries. Turned out that wasn't necessary because I covered them with paper. I don't always plan things out, but go with the flow.
I measured a line across each heart, and drilled 2 small holes on each side with my craft drill.
I put glue on a heart and placed it on a piece of vintage sheet music. I have a guy that saves vintage books for me that can't be sold for one reason or another. Rather than trash them, he knows I'll give them new life. And I do. I used PVC glue, not decoupage glue.
Once the paper was dry, I put random swipes of homemade Mod Podge down, then a piece of imitation gold foil on top. There is a specific adhesive for gold foil, and I suggest using it. I am out of it, and since it's imitation gold foil and a quick, cheap, use what ya got craft, I used what I had.
Press it down and take it outside to wipe the excess off.
Afterwards, you can buff it and make it all pretty.
From the back side of the heart, poke a needle through the holes that were drilled.
I had some beads that I had already spray painted gold. If I hadn't had them painted already, I may have just left them. I guess we'll never know. It makes sense, because I love gold and have gone through many ' Let's paint everything gold!' phases!
Anyhow, the already painted gold beads were perfect.
I measured my twine, giving myself a few extra inches on each end, and started stringing the hearts and beads.
I planned on using it across my sliding glass door, but it looked pretty tacky. And I'm the queen of tacky! So I put it on this mirror and I love it!