So I thought to come up with a project to make something for Valentine's day that is more than a card, and can be kept as a keepsake, standing on a sideboard or table, or that can be hung on a wall as a pretty decoration.
You will need the following for this project:
An old empty picture frame.
Some paint to paint the frame.
An old flat cardboard box ( smaller than the picture frame ) and
some plain unpatterned fabric in a pastel colour to fold around it .
Some dried roses ( either dried by yourself - the sheapest option- or bought from a florist) .
pretty ribbon, an old Valentine's day card or old greeting card , sellotape,thick brown tape, paint, thin metal wire and cutters, scissors, screwdriver.
Fit the piece of sturdy cardboard in the picture frame.
Choose a fabric that will go well with both your frame colour and your gingham .Again, put the box on the fabric and cut around it, with a seam,
Then secure the fabric around the box with brown tape.
You will end up with this( see above) .
Now it's time to decorate.Get a heart, either cut from a new or old card .
Twirl the wire into a few big horizontal loops paralel to the surface , once it's at the back, a couple of times so it prevents the rose from falling out.
Just make some big loops.Attach more roses this way in a pattern you like, you just need to play around with it a bit.Put the roses here and there till you like your composition.
Put the cardboard backing, now wrapped in gingham, in the painted frame.
Attach a wire at the back so you can hang your display up.
You will now have this once you turn the frame around:
Then using a glue-gun, glue the cardboard box wrapped in fabric with the roses attached, on the cardboard you have wrapped in gingham, in the middle of the frame.
You can either hang your Valentine's day keepsake on the wall...
.. or put it on a table or dresser for a table display..
Whatever you do, I hope you will enjoy your craft project and have a fabulous Valentine's day!
Have a great week!!