One inexpensive photo frame in your choice of colors. You may opt to
choose a somewhat plain frame due to the decorations you will be adding to it.
Small wooden cut out hearts which can be found at your local hobby or arts and
crafts store. You can usually purchase a package of 10 for under $2.
acrylic crafting paint
acrylic crafting paint or a fine point permanent black pen.
glue gun and glue sticks
of paint brushes.
special someone to share your love and creativity with!
Letís get started! Begin by removing the glass from the frame and
setting it to the side in a safe area. You may want to spread out some
newspaper around the area that you will be working on since you will be working
with paint. And donít forget to bring a small rag and small cup of
water to clean off your paint brushes.
Choose the amount of hearts that you want to attach to the frame. I chose
to use only 4. but depending on the size of the frame you choose, you may
want to use more or less. After you have the number of heart you will be
using you can begin to paint them. A cute twist to this frame
would be to purchase several colors of paint in the actual colors that the candy
conversational hearts are made!
Once you have the wooden hearts painted, and have allowed them sufficient time
to dry, you can now begin to add the phrases to the hearts. If you had to
choose smaller hearts due to the size of your frame, and are having trouble
painting on them, try using a permanent marker to write the phrases onto the
hearts instead of painting. You can use phrases such as:
I LUV U
Youíre almost finished with this project! Hasnít it been lots of fun
and so simple? OK, so you have your hearts painted and have written the sayings
on them...all thatís left is to glue them onto the frame. Practice
different arrangements first until you find an arrangement that you like best.
Plug in your glue gun, dab a little glue onto the back of each heart, place it
on the frame, and thatís it! Itís complete!
A suggestion for giving this frame as a gift: Find a photo of yourself and
the gift recipient (AKA your Valentine!) and place it into the frame before
wrapping. Once you have wrapped the gift an extra cute addition to the
package--add a couple of the left over wooden hearts to the box or bag for more
decoration and a sneak peek for the special person! This thoughtful and
creative gift is sure to win hearts over-after all itís a gift from the heart
to the heart! HAPPY VALENTINEíS DAY!