Good Day fellow crafters,
The beloved February is here to greet us once again and she’s bringing with her the day of love or chocolate (which ever you prefer). I just love decorating my home with an extra OOMPH of love, pinks, reds, and purples, as well as hearts….especially hearts!
However, I always end up with left over craft paper and ribbons…what to do with all these leftovers you ask?? Well I have the answer for you! Ever since I created my Acorn Wall Hanging I have fallen in love with not only having them in my home, but creating them as well! So Ava and I decided to make one for Valentine’s Day while also upcycling all of our old crafting materials. This was actually a super simple activity and very toddler friendly!
All you really need is a heart shaped paper punch (I used this Martha Stewart’s Heart Punch), a stick from your backyard, left over ribbon and crafting paper, I also added a few white beads that were left over from another craft and you can mix in anything that you think would be a great addition to your wall hanging!
Start with punching an even amount of hearts for each color (I have a pink, a darker pink, and a white with caligraphy on it) of extra crafting paper you have….if you don’t have crafting paper, think of some other items you can upcycle, like:
- old mail
- old calendars
Once you have your hearts, gather them up in random groups…some of mine had 3 while others had 6, I just like the change but you can make yours all an equal amount for a cleaner look.
With a sewing machine
- Sew each group of hearts together, leaving an inch of space between each heart.
- hot glue the ribbon to the top heart.
- hot glue a bead of some knick-knack to the extra thread on the last heart.
Without a sewing machine
- hot glue your ribbon to the back of each heart, make sure to leave about an inch of space between each one!
- hot glue a bead of some knick-knack to the extra ribbon on the last heart.
Next tie each ribbon to the beautiful stick that you chose, and once again hot glue your bead or knick-knack to the other end of the ribbon. Using a longer ribbon tie an end to each end of the stick and hot glue another bead to the ends of this ribbon as well. Hang using the longer ribbon and voila you finished!!
See super simple! How does it look? What colors did you end up using? I would love to see pictures on Facebook or Google+, or feel free to hashtag #omlivin on instagram so I can see! 😀
Don’t forget to come back on Thursdays for more “thrifty” tutorials! Or you could always subscribe to get weekly posts in your inbox! If you have any questions, ideas or just want to leave a picture of your project make sure to comment below! As always, thank you for reading today’s post, I hope this project fits well in your home & fills you with pride knowing that YOU were the one who not only made it, but upcycled in the process!
Want to continue the Upcycled Valentine theme in your home? Check out these awesome crafts!
- Upcycled Heart Valentine Cards – Creating Valentine’s Day cards is a favorite for me and my family, check out how it’s done over at Kitchen Counter Chronicles by using upcylced materials!
- Upcycled Tissue Paper Heart Frame – Have extra tissue paper from Christmas? Upcycle it for Rhythms of Play‘s picture frame!
- Valentine’s Day Nature Art – Rain of Shine Mamma shows us how to have some Valentine’s fun in Nature, after all Mother Earth deserves to be loved too!
- Upcycled Craft Idea: Valentine Tin Lantern – BrenDid gave a heart to the tin man…ok well she did make these tin cans look adorable and full of love!
- DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Valentine – Not a candy fan during Valentine’s day? Not to worry, Outdoors Mom has the perfect gift to give to your loved ones!
- Upcycled Button Wreath for Valentine’s Day – The Crunchy Chronicles sure can make an amazingly adorable wreath, check out what she up cycled it with!
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