Bless My Shabby Heart

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How to create a Shabby Floral Decoupaged Heart…

As a midwestern girl, I always thought southern women to be some of the most polite

and kindest women with their sweet southern drawl. 

I mean, they go around saying “bless your heart” all the time.

It wasn’t until last year, that I learned that “bless your heart” can also be an insult by some

southern women.  Kind of like a giant “eye roll”.

Don’t get me wrong.

Bless your heart can still be an expression of sincere sympathy or genuine concern.

Call me naive, but that’s what I’m going to think.  (especially for this project)

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My blessed shabby heart was made using an inexpensive wood heart from Dollar Tree*,

floral tissue paper, decoupage medium, and StyleTechCraft Gold Chrome Adhesive Vinyl*.

Materials Used:     (*affiliate links)

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Directions: 

  • Remove the twine tag and sand both sides of the wood heart.
  • Paint the front and back of the heart with white paint.
  • My wood heart is a “chunky” heart and is 3/4″ thick.  I painted the sides of my heart a coordinating color of the darkest flower.
  • Cut two pieces of floral tissue paper to cover the front and back of the heart.
  • Apply Mod Podge to the front of the heart.  While wet, lay the tissue onto the front of the heart.  Gently smooth tissue paper onto the surface.
  • Allow time for the paper to dry.  Using fine-grit sandpaper, lightly sand the edges of the heart to remove the excess tissue paper.
  • Repeat on the other side of the heart.
  • Add a second coat of Mod Podge sealer over both the front, back, and sides of the wood heart.
  • The tissue paper gives the appearance of a softly painted water-colored floral background.

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  • Cut a piece of Clear Transfer Tape* slightly larger than the word.
  • Using the vinyl scraper tool, gently rub over the letters to make sure they have transferred.
  • Lift the word off the white backer paper.

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  • Position the words over your heart to decide where you want it to go.
  • Lay the transfer paper onto the heart and gently rub over the transfer paper with the vinyl scraper tool.
  • Gently remove transfer paper from the heart.

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Add twine or ribbon and use a decorative knob hanger.  And always remember how blessed you truly are.

“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the StyleTechCraft Design Team I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

Easy Photo Transfer Ornament

How to make a Photo Transfer Ornament for your Christmas Tree.

Our sweet little guy, Dexter, is turning one year old tomorrow.

And of course, this will be his very first Christmas.

I thought he needed his very own ornament on the tree.  He is family.

Materials Used:             (*affiliate links)

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Directions:

  • Very Important… You must use a photocopy made from a dry toner type copier.  (Do not use the actual photograph, trust me, it will not work.)
  • Lay the wood slice over the photocopy and trace around the wood slice.  Cut around the traced lines.

  • Carefully lift the image, making contact only slightly with the image edge. Flip the coated image over and position it over the wood slice.   Lightly press from the center out to release any air bubbles.   Wipe away any excess medium that may have been squeezed out.
  • Allow drying overnight.

  • Wet a sponge with water, squeeze excess water from the sponge then dampen the exposed backside of the image transfer. Immediately as the paper is wet, an image will appear. Allow the wet image to rest a couple of moments to soften the paper.
  •  Using your damp sponge or a fingertip, begin to lightly rub over the damp paper to peel away layers. Be careful not to be rough with the wet paper as it may be fragile. After removing several layers of paper, stop and allow the transferred image to dry. Once dry, white areas will appear where paper remains. Repeat steps to moisten and lightly rub the surface to remove the remaining paper layers. Allow to dry.

A little about Dexter…

We added Dexter to our family on Feb. 12th of this year.  (A slightly impulsive move.)

Dexter is a Shichon Teddy Bear Pup, which is a Bichon Frise, and a Shih Tzu mix.

He is the sweetest, softest, friendliest  little dog I’ve ever known.

While Dexter isn’t technically a quarantine puppy, he sure has been a great distraction.

Because of him, I’ve been on more walks (at least once a day), met more neighbors,

and go outside more than ever before.  (He’s been good for us.)

I think more people in the neighborhood knows his name more than mine.

He’s been a great addition to our Family!

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Glittered Snowflake Ornament

How to Create a Glittered Snowflake Ornament 

Glittered Snowflake Ornament Supplies:                         (*affiliate link)

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How to make a Glittered Snowflake Ornament

  1. Pour Mod Podge* in small bowl and mix in glitter.
  2. If needed…You can add a few drops of water to the mixture to thin it out.
  3. Create a funnel from a piece of cardstock.  Pour glitter mixture into ornament.
  4. Swirl the mixture around the ornament until all the sides are covered.
  5. Turn ornament over and allow excess mixture to drain out.
  6. Allow overnight to let the inside of your ornament to fully dry.
  7. Die-cut a snowflake from the polished metal vinyl.
  8. Apply transfer tape to the front of the snowflake die and removed protective backing.
  9. Lay transfer onto the ornament and smooth from the center out.
  10. Decorate ornament with greenery, berries and bow.


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How to make a Floral Chalkboard

DIY Chalkboard with Adornit…

The Floral Chalkboard makes a fun decorative Home Décor piece and is really easy to make.

To make the Floral Chalkboard you’ll need…               (*affiliate link)

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Directions:

  1. Apply an even coat of Mod Podge* over the larger Wood Bracket shape*.  Lay decorative scrapbook paper over shape and smooth with your hand.

2.  Using an x-acto knife and cutting mat, cut excess paper away from the Wood Bracket*.

3.  Rub Vintage Photo Distress Ink*onto the outside edges of the wood shape using the Ink Blending Tool*.

4.   Paint the smaller wood shape with the Black Chalkboard Paint*.  Add small white dots around the outside of the wood shape with the white paint marker*.

5.  Stencil the words “be Happy” onto the chalkboard using white acrylic paint and the Deco Art Americana Decor Stencil, Inspiration*.

6.  Cut a few flower shapes using the second sheet of scrapbook paper.  Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge* to the back of the flowers and glue to the front of the chalkboard.  Add decorative pearl embellishments to the inside of the flowers.

7.  Glue chalkboard to the front of the floral base using Beacon’s Quick Grip All-Purpose Permanent Adhesive*.

8.  Drill two holes on the top of the chalkboard and add Twine* for hanging.

    

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If you liked the Floral Chalkboard, you might also like the DIY Bloom Floral Plaque.

You can see the full tutorial here.

     

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Easy Photo Transfer on Wood Slices with Mod Podge

Easy DIY Photo Transfer project using Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium

I’ve used Mod Podge® several times over the years, but had never tried

Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium*.     (*affiliate link)

I was surprised at how easy the process was and how well the project turned out.

For my project…

I used a color copy of my son in his favorite Woody pajamas and favorite Woody toy.

It’s hard to believe that this sweet faced boy is now graduating from High School.

I also used a wood slice from Walnut Hollow* for my project.

The wood slice had been previously kiln dried, sanded and was ready to use.

Directions:

  1. Do not use actual photographs, you must use photo copies made from a dry toner type copier.
  2. Lay wood slice over picture and trace around wood slice.  Cut around traced lines.
  3. Using a 1″ Foam Brush*, brush over image with a medium application of Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium*. The medium will be opaque.
  4. Carefully lift image off, making contact only slightly with the image edge. Flip the coated image over and position over the wood slice.   Lightly press from the center out to release any air bubbles.   Wipe away any excess medium that may have been squeezed out from the image. Allow to dry overnight.
  5. Wet a sponge with water, squeeze excess water from sponge then dampen the exposed backside of the image transfer. Immediately as the paper is wet, an image will appear. Allow the wet image to rest a couple moments to soften the paper.

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5.  Using your damp sponge or a fingertip, begin to lightly rub over the damp paper to peel away layers. Be careful not to be rough with the wet paper as it may be fragile. After removing several layers of paper, stop and allow transferred image to dry. Once dry, white areas will appear where paper remains. Repeat steps to moisten and lightly rub the surface to remove the remaining paper layers. Allow to dry.

6.  If desired, brush a coat of Mod Podge Matte Finish* or Mod Podge Gloss Finish* over the project surface to seal and protect.

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Did you Know…

In 1967, Jan Wetstone created Mod Podge in her garage as an easy-to-use decoupage solution for crafting enthusiasts. Since then, the brand has gone beyond just decoupage with 17 different formulas that include Matte, Gloss, Dishwasher safe, and Sparkle as well as top coats for Brushstrokes and Chalkboard. The introduction of the Mod Melter made embellishing your craft projects a breeze, along with the endless creative options found in Dimensional Magic, Photo Transfer Medium, and Collage Clay.

 

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Vintage Inspired Hearts

 When we think Valentine’s Day we think hearts, right?

These DIY vintage hearts would also make a sweet gift for a special friend

or they could be used as a decoration in a vintage inspired wedding centerpiece.

Hearts are not just for Valentine’s Day.  

 How to make Vintage Inspired Hearts                    (*affiliate link)

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Directions:

  1. Cover Smoothfoam Heart with Newsprint paper using glue stick.
  2. Apply a thin coat of cream acrylic paint over heart.  Wipe off excess.
  3. Add Fired Brick Ink to heart using the ink applicator.  Accent the edges of the heart with the Vintage Photo Ink.
  4. Stick small word stickers onto center of heart.
  5. Apply mod podge over heart for added shine.

To make the heart an ornament:

  1. Poke a small hole into the top of the heart.
  2. Fold a 6″ piece of twine in half, thread bead onto twine.  Knot on both sides of the bead to keep in place.
  3. Add small dab of craft glue into hole and insert loose ends of twine.

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Make Wedding Place Settings with Smoothfoam

The Bride and Groom Place setting  is a cute way to identify where the bride and groom will sit for dinner!

To make the Bride and Groom Place Settings you’ll need…            (*affiliate link)

4″ Smoothfoam ball
Smoothfoam sheet (any size)
Stick ‘n Carve*
Hot Wire Foam Cutter*
Sandpaper, paint brush
Craft paints – black and white
Mod Podge Gloss Finish*
Stickles Glitter Glue, Diamond*
2 wood dowels
Gold Paint Marker*
“Story of Us” stickers

  1. Draw, trace or print the outlines of a dress and bow tie on to the transfer paper, then stick the paper to a sheet of Smoothfoam.
  2. Cut out the images with the foam cutter, through the transfer paper.
  3. Remove the transfer paper and sand the edges of the foam as needed. Paint the bow tie black and paint the dress white.
  4. Cut the Smoothfoam ball in half then paint one half black and paint the other half white.
  5. After the paint is dry, coat each piece with Mod Podge (gloss finish).
  6. Embellish the surface of the dress and ball with glitter glue for extra sparkle.
  7. Cut each dowel to the appropriate size so the markers are the same height as shown. Paint the dowels with a gold paint pen and insert into the foam, connecting each piece to its base.
  8. Embellish each marker with stickers and bling.

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