Saturday, January 21, 2017

Conversation Hearts Wallhanging

I might have a small obsession interest with candy conversation hearts. I loved to eat them as a kid and I love to think up ways to decorate with them now that I am all grown-up (well, mostly grown-up!). Combine several different words of love on these easy-to-make wood hearts and send the perfect message to that someone special! Here's how I made it:

1.  Gather your supplies - pastel paint colors, ribbon and wood heart plaques. I had all of these items on hand, so I could craft from my stash - but everything, including the Joy embroidered letters, is available from your local craft store.

2.  Paint each heart with 1-2 coats.

3.  Spell out your messages to fit on each heart.

4.  Iron the letters on to the hearts, according to the package directions.  I always use a small craft iron because it is easier to see that you have lined up the letters straight and it doesn't have steam holes (a flat solid surface gives a better adhesion).

5.  Glue each plaque to a 24" length of ribbon, leaving a 1" space at the bottom and between plaques. Fold over and glue the ribbon at the top to create a loop, then tie a bow with an additional 24" length.

For even more inspiration, check out the Creating with JOY Facebook page!

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