I love these…
I’ve wanted to try to make something like this for ages in my homemade and repurposed quest… so a recent wedding was the perfect excuse to make one as a gift 🙂
Frame from charity shop (a pair for £1.50)
Sandpaper (we had this already)
Old books (car boot sale purchase – remember this?)
Step 1: Remove hanging fixtures and keep. Lightly sand the frame, then coat with white spraypaint. I used many many many coats. And I sanded lightly again before my last two coats. Then I screwed the hanging fixture back into the same holes at the back.
Between coats of spraypaint, I got on with…
Make paper hearts out of old book pages
Personalise two red paper hearts with names and dates. I tried a few different things (rubber stamps, handwriting, printing on computer) but using fonts in Word and just printing it onto red paper was the nicest looking. Boring to do, but nicest to look at!
I made extra hearts and fiddled around with the layout and number of hearts a bit until I was happy with it.
And then all I had to do was put the frame back together again, and voila!
I liked it 🙂
Hopefully, they did too.
I’m looking forward to doing something similar with the second frame of the pair too.