Now on to my BIG BOY! After what I can only estimate was close to 15 or so hours in the bathroom last week with my three year old Big D, potty training was successful! Wahoo! Oh yeah, did I mention that my husband was out of town for work last week, so I tackled the majority of this potty training fiasco on my own!
Mommy bragging aside, after last week’s project I couldn’t stop thinking about Valentine’s day and all the pretty things I could make. So I decided to make another Valentine themed project. Most of the supplies I already had sitting around in my craft room, so I jumped right in! Here are the supplies I gathered:
An old frame, spray paint, staple gun, foam board, burlap, pearls, lots and lots and lots of pearls, hot glue gun, and a preprinted or hand drawn heart shape to glue your pearls to.
Second Hand Rose Antiques Minden, Louisiana
I got this old frame at a cute little antique store called Second Hand Rose Antiques. Milly Rose, the owner is such a sweet little lady. I love going there just to visit with her. Not to mention look through her enormous four story collection of antiques and collectables!
I gave the frame a coat of spray paint in Cherry Red, let it dry and set it aside until I was ready for it again.I cut the foam board down to the size I needed it to fit the frame and covered it with the burlap fabric using my hot glue gun to secure it in place. Then I attached the foam board to frame using a staple gun.
Now on to all those pretty, pretty, pearls. Anytime I find myself at garage sales, estate sales or flea markets I HAVE to go check out the old jewelry. I don’t know what it is about it, but I love it. I have a nice little collection of yellow and orange costume jewelry going and I can’t wait to get that project started once I have enough pieces collected! Going to be so pretty! :) The pearls I used in this project came from various estates sales, and antique stores that I collected over the past few months. The pearls are different colors, sizes and several even have some noticeable flaws. Each of these pearls has a different story or memory that is very special to someone at some point in time. I just love that, and is easily my favorite thing about this project. I didn't have near enough when I took the supplies picture above, so I had to go out and find more.
I started gluing...and kept on gluing; in no particular order or pattern for five hours. Until it looked like this:
Totally worth it though!! Isn’t it GORGEOUS!!! I love it! The lighting in this picture made the pearls look much lighter than they actually are, but you still get the idea. :)All there was left to do was glue the pretty pearl heart to the burlap frame and find a new home for it on the wall. In my initial crafting brainstorm, I had planned to add a little lace around the pearl heart. In the end I decided that it looked beautiful and elegant just the way it was.
What have you made for Valentine’s Day? I’d love to see! Please share your link with me so I can take a look a your beautiful creations as well! Thanks for stopping by!
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