I really don't do much in the decorating department for Valentine's day but today I am joining the lovely ladies in the
Junk Revision Challenge
This month's theme is hearts so I decided on an easy, budget friendly vintage valentine wall art project. But the best part of this project is that it can easily be done in an afternoon.
Not bad for a bunch of junk I picked up at a thrift store some time ago. And to think I almost threw some of the pieces out when I was doing some cleaning the other day - then inspiration struck.
These are the basic pieces I used to make this project. A $3 thrift store frame, a wooden 4th of July sign in the shape of a heart, and a black poster arrow from the Target Dollar Spot. (The arrow comes in a package of four.) So this project cost under $5 to make.
For the first step I took the picture out of the frame and cleaned it up a bit. Then I painted it with a sample jar of Valspar's Cream Delight I had on hand. It took 2 coats to cover it well.
While the paint was drying I started on the heart. I used a ball of twine and a glue gun and glue, along with the wooden heart sign. I decided to use the back side of the heart so I didn't have to deal with the glitter on the front.
I began on the outside edge of the heart by applying the glue then carefully adding the twine making sure there were no gaps. It isn't difficult but does take some time to do. I think it took me about 90 minutes to complete this step.
I covered the picture that was in the frame with some Paris fabric I had on hand and then glued the heart in the middle. I cut the arrow in half and glued it on either side of the heart as seen above.
I think it turned out so pretty - very vintage. It also adds a bit of rustic glamor to your decor. Pair it with some faux pink peonies in an ironstone pitcher and a very ruffly, glittery pink bird and you have a romantic vintage vignette.
Check out the links below and see the wonderful projects these ladies came up with. I know you will want to try some of them yourself. Turning found junk into treasure is such a fun way to spend an afternoon.
Join us next month for our new challenge - "Bits and Pieces". When we take parts from at least 2 different ITEMS and turn them into one amazing piece. This one is definitely a challenge - can't wait to see what everyone does for it.
What about you - do you decorate for Valentine's day or do you just go straight into Spring? I love to hear from you so tell me about it in the comments below.
Until next time enjoy creating something you love.
I will be linking up to the parties listed on the Where I Party page above. Please be sure to go by and visit them - I'm sure you'll find lots of inspiration and creativeness.
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