Last year I got this idea when I was out shopping. It was going to be a knock off decor project. I wrote it down but never did it. I do that a lot. Do you? I have lots of ideas but sometimes they never come to be.
Not today. Today was different. Probably because it was raining this morning when I started this, or maybe because I found a Christmas heart ornament left out that got my wondering what I can make with it so I didn't have to pull out the box it was supposed to go in!!
So that's when it happened.....I remembered the project. These days that is quite an accomplishment since I don't remember what I just said
I combined an old handwritten graphic from The Graphic Fairy and a my handwritten chalk print.
If you want to create this for your home or a gift, I have a tutorial for you below
I started with a piece of foam core and cut a square in shape of my frame. NOTE: Make sure you score the board before you cut all the way through and use a sharp knife. My mistake was not changing my blade! So don't look too close.lol
I painted the front with Annie Sloan Graphite paint.
When it dries use a piece of chalk to cure the board. Do this on all hand painted chalkboards
before you write on them.
After this is done wipe with a cloth. Now you are ready to write on it. I chose the word "Amour" I wrote in different fonts. I didn't trace or use anything to make it perfect. I wanted it to look natural.
I downloaded this graphic from The Graphic Fairy.
I love the old style poem. The cupid goes with my Valentine theme.
I glued it to the back of the board.
I then glued a paper clip to the top as my hanger,
You can cover the back with pretty paper to give it a finished look.
Then I applied my "orphaned ornament" with E6000 to the center of the graphic.
I love that it had a little sparkle to it and the glass gave it a higher end look.
This didn't cost my anything to make because I had all of this on hand. I hope you give it a try! I have it sitting on my mantle right now deciding if I should keep it.
I think it would be sweet to paint something on the heart. Someone's name perhaps....
How are you "Giving Your Heart Away"?