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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Vintage Valentine Wall Art

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 

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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.

vintage Valentine wall art - twine heart on Paris fabric with thrifted frame


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.

thrifted frame and wooden heart used to make a vintage valentine wall art

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.

painting a thrifted frame with Valspar's Cream Delight

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.

thrifted wooden heart used to make diy twine heart

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.

gluing twine onto a wooden heart

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.

diy twine wrapped wooden heart

                 Almost done.

twine wrapped heart on a Paris motif fabric with thrifted frame

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.  

diy twine wrapped valentine heart in a thrifted frame for a vintage valentine wall art

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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                     Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath

38 comments:

  1. This is lovely!!! I admire your patience w/ that twine/heart project. Turned out great but had to take a while. Love it when inspiration strikes w/ our 'junk'. Good eye!

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    1. Thank you Joyce. Wrapping twine is actually quite relaxing to me - kind of like painting. I love recycling "junk" - it's always a challenge to come up with something new and useful.

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  2. Cathy, what a cute way to make a Valentine's Day framed heart!! Love the background you chose for your wall art and the twine heart is cool!!

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    1. Thank you so much Keri. The background fabric is some of my favorite - I actually bought 5 yards and am almost out of it.

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  3. I love junk but I would never have pictured all that coming together.

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    1. Thank you Joan. I never know where I'm going with a project until I start trying to put it together so it looks like something. Always a challenge.

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  4. I love anything with jute twine...this is so sweet. Great idea!!!

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    1. Oh my goodness Kim - twine is one of my all time favorite mediums to work with. I love and use it on everything!

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  5. Cathy you did it again another great project!!! love it!

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    1. Thank you so much Tammy - you are so sweet!

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  6. I love the twine heart! What a great way to re-purpose "junk". Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Carrie. Twine has become one of my favorite mediums to work with.

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  7. I love what you did with that heart. It's so rustic and pretty! The Paris fabric is a fabulous backdrop. Love it!

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    1. Thank you Tuula. I love working with twine and that Paris fabric is my favorite fabric right now.

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  8. Wow Cathy... love all things French and this project is just right up my alley. You did an amazing job! ;o)

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    1. Thank you so much Lucy. I love the French twist also.

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  9. This is the best update I've seen with thrift shop stuff in a while! I would leave it displayed at anytime of the year.

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    1. Thank you Jeanette - I think you may be right about leaving it displayed year round.

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  10. Awesome! Love everything about this!

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  11. Funny when you're just about to declutter and then you find a way to use that old junk!! Such a cute project project and one I'd keep up year round!

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    1. I know Amy. To think I was actually going to throw that heart out - so glad I changed my mind before it was too late.

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  12. What a beautiful contrast to the components you started with. This project turned out beautifully!

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  13. Cathy I just love this idea - so pretty. Pinning to share!

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  14. This is really pretty Cathy. You have taken something dated and transformed it into a fresh piece using twine and paint. Really beautiful.

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  15. Wow Cathy I love this pretty heart picture you made.
    Thank you for sharing how to make this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Happy Valentines Day! :0)

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  16. Cathy I LOVE this! This took some vision and the results are beautiful--thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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  17. Cathy, This is so similar to one I did this year! I love using simple items to create with. Your Valentine Wall Art is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Brag About it. Pinned and tweeted to share!
    ~Laurie

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  18. Gee whiz, inspiration all over the place. You gals are cookin', great projects. What's even better is that they can be left hanging on wall all year, not just for Valentines. Your imagination was working well when you redid all supplies. Love redoing frames. I don't always know what I'll do with a frame but if it's interesting or different I buy it for some project that comes along in future, who knows what it might be and when. I've noticed that frames at our local Goodwill are getting more expensive and at our local thrift store. Have you found that lately? Haven't looked at Habitat lately.
    Happy weekend

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  19. Gee whiz, inspiration all over the place. You gals are cookin', great projects. What's even better is that they can be left hanging on wall all year, not just for Valentines. Your imagination was working well when you redid all supplies. Love redoing frames. I don't always know what I'll do with a frame but if it's interesting or different I buy it for some project that comes along in future, who knows what it might be and when. I've noticed that frames at our local Goodwill are getting more expensive and at our local thrift store. Have you found that lately? Haven't looked at Habitat lately.
    Happy weekend

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  20. This is SO pretty! Love it!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  21. Love this project! You were so clever to come up with a way to make it using inexpensive items.

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  22. I would love for you to share your project with "Best of the Weekend"!

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  23. What a beautiful piece Cathy! I loooove when you can make something so lovely out of junk :) My type of project. Thanks so much for linking this up to the Bewitchin' Projects Block Party last week. Hugs, Lisa

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  24. Gorgeous! I love the heart and arrow! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!

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