I recently shared with you my Valentine's Day mantel.
Today I'm sharing how to make this Easy Cardstock Heart Bunting. It is so easy that your kids can help with it.
You will need the following:
- heart shape
- cardstock color of your choice. I used craft paper color
- hole punch
- Mod Podge
- paper plate
- artist flat brush
- thicker jute twine
- Silhouette Cameo if you have it, but not required.
I purchased a heart shape cut out in the Silhouette Store and cut these hearts with my Cameo. You do not have to have a Cameo. You can print the provided heart shape, trace and cut them out by hand. They are large hearts and only 6 used here. It wouldn't take long to cut them out.
Just click on and print the above pdf for your pattern. It is actual size.
I did not take pictures of the gluing and glittering process. It's so simple. Use a flat artist's brush and glue the edges with Mod Podge and sprinkle with gold glitter. I did this in sections so the Mod Podge wouldn't get too dry on me. You can make the glittered edge as wide as you'd like. Place them on waxed paper to begin drying.
I love using Mod Podge with glitter. Here is why. After the glitter and glue is dry, it will be clear. Then I go add a second coat of Mod Podge on top of the glitter. It will be white. This sets the glitter. You won't have a glitter mess everywhere. It will dry clear.
At the top of the heart, you will punch 2 holes. Thread the twine so that it looks pretty from the front of the heart. I pre-measured my twine and draped it on the mantel for length. I leave up 3 clear Command Hooks on top of the mantel to use for seasonal decorations. And you are basically done! I glittered one evening. Left it over night to dry. The next morning it assembled rather quickly.
As you can see…very simple, very cheap!
Love how the glitter on the hearts brings out the glitter on the cupid. Do you see the little cupid? He blends in on the neutral colored coffee filter wreath.
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Thursday will be the monthly installment in my groups Furniture Makeover Series. This month is “Inspired By.” Hope to see you then!