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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hanging Heart Frame

Written by : Cathy Carroll

Since Valentine's is just around the corner
I thought I would share a very cute, simple and quick project. 

This project can be done in about 30 minutes if you have the components lying around the house like I did.  

You will need:
  • An old 8x10 frame (or size of choice) - this is a wooden one I picked up at a thrift store for $1 and painted white.
  • A piece of poster board or you could use a cereal box
  • A piece of scrapbook paper or you could use newspaper(make sure it fits the size of the frame opening)
  • About a yard of ribbon - entirely up to your frame size
  • A glitzy heart of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Thumb Tack

Step 1 
Glue the piece of scrapbook paper or newspaper to the piece of poster board. (This is a piece of music scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby for $.44)I just glued each corner. Cut out leaving a small margin around it to glue to the frame. I left about 1/2 inch - as you can see.

Step 2
This is the heart I chose. It's a Dollar Tree Christmas ornament that I have had a couple of years. You could make one out of foam core or cardboard or use one you have.
I ran the ribbon through the loop at the top of the heart, making sure I had enough to go around the frame and make a nice bow.

This is how it looks after tying the heart in place.
I adhered the ribbon with a thumb tack to the back so it would not slip and slide.
I also was checking to make sure the placement for my music sheet paper was aligned.

Glue the poster board to the frame. I just placed a dot of glue on each corner and one small one in the center of each side. I may want to use this frame for something else after the holiday and want it to be easily removed without any problems.

Here it is - all finished.
I love how it looks - 
such an impact for something so simple.
And the great part is it can easily be taken apart and all the parts can be used in other projects after the holiday.
It took less than 30 minutes to put together 

The rest of the vignette consists of thrifted candle sticks I picked up for $.50 and $1.00.
The candles are Christmas candles I bought on clearance a couple years ago.
The little bird - I do not remember where I got it but it was less than $5.
The little hearts came from Dollar Tree and are available in a package.

This is also not limited to just Valentine's Day Decor but with your imagination the possibilities are endless. Think of all the things you can hang from the ribbon, all the types of background, all the colors of ribbon and frames you can use for everyday decor and other holidays.
My mind is reeling with all the possibilities
and it actually showcases one very special item.

What do you think you will be framing in the future?

Until next time 
have a great time creating something you love.

I will be linking up to the parties listed on the Where I Party page.  Make it a point to stop by each one and check out all the great inspiration and projects you'll find there.  


  1. That is really pretty and so festive. Great repurposing of the Christmas ornament.

  2. So cute and I'm a big fan of 30 minute crafts. :) Thanks for linking up again with us at the Thank Goodness It's Thursday party, Cathy.

  3. This is adorable and simple, really like the simplicity of it.....beautiful, and so wonderful for Valentines day..........You did a great job.
    Happy Valentines day early,
    blessings, Nellie

  4. This is so cute! I love that heart, and what a clever idea to dangle it from a ribbon around the frame...LOVE it. :) Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/05/home-matters-linky-party-23/ :)

    Life With Lorelai​

  5. This is so sweet Cathy. Love it's simplistic beauty! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. Hi Cathy,
    Popping over from What to do Weekends to let you know we have Featured your adorable Hanging Heart Frame! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, it is pinned on the party board and you are welcome to pick up your Featured Button whenever you'd like!
    Happy Valentine's Weekend!
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

  7. This is so pretty Cathy! I love the music paper. Love that it is quick and easy too. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Blessings, Deborah