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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Vintage Valentine Heart Wall Art

I really don't do much in the way of decorating for Valentine's day but sometimes I find something that sparks my creativeness and I just have to try it. And, nothing sparks that creativeness better than finding some forgotten thrift store pieces when cleaning out your craft closet.  So, today I'm going to share how I took some of those items and turned them into a pretty little Vintage Valentine Wall Art.
Vintage Paint and more - a vintage Valentine art made diy'd by upcycling  old thrift store items

        Vintage Valentine Wall Art

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Supplies needed:

  • Thrift store picture frame
  • Wood heart shape (from a thrift or craft store - here's one I found on Amazon)
  • Chipboard arrow
  • Twine
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors(I love these Betty Crocker kitchen scissors for crafting)
  • A piece of vintage fabric that fits the size of the frame back piece

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. But, inspiration struck and I had an idea for a Valentine project.

Vintage Paint and more - thrift store picture frame and heart shape 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, a black chipboard arrow from the Target Dollar Spot, and a piece of "vintage" fabric left over from another project.  So this project cost under $5 to make.

Vintage Paint and more - painting a thrift store frame with Creamy Delight white paint for a vintage Valentine wall art

For the first step, I took the old picture out of the frame and cleaned both the picture and the frame up a bit. Then I painted the frame with Valspar's Cream Delight white paint.  I love this color and use it for almost everything I paint white.  It took 2 coats to cover it well.

Vintage Paint and more - covering a thrift store wood heart shape with twine to create a vintage Valentine wall art

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.

Vintage Paint and more - gluing twine on a thrift store wood heart shape for a vintage Valentine wall art

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.

Vintage Paint and more - gluing twine on a wood heart shape

Almost done. I love the textural quality of the twine - and how it makes a pretty little pattern on the heart.

Vintage Paint and more - a vintage bit of Valentine wall art made with thrift store finds

I covered the cardboard picture that was in the frame with the "vintage" Paris fabric I had 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.  

Vintage Paint and more - a vintage Valentine vignette done with a diy vintage Valentine wall art, ironstone pitcher with peonies and a feather and glitter bird

I think it turned out so pretty - very vintage.  The twine 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. Turning found thrift store items into a pretty little vintage treasure is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Vintage Paint and more - making a vintage Valentine wall art using thrift store finds

What do you do - 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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