Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentines Crafty Sister Style

Hi it's Nicole & Candace from Crafty Sisters
showing our take on Krystal's hanging Valentine!

This year we have really liked the soft subdued natural tones
for Valentines day so we were excited to
implement them into a Hanging Heart door hanger.

Santa brought me a Sawzall for Christmas
and we eagerly put it to use cutting down some branches from my yard.
You guys know us and how giddy we get for any excuse
to use power tools!
We cut down a branch that was approximately 6 feet long
and about 2 inches at the thickest diameter.
You can use rose snippers or a chop saw to cut the branch into 1/2" pieces.
We recommend using a saw if one is available
or your going to have a tired and sore hand....

Next we cut out a chunky heart from a 1"x12" pine board
with a jigsaw and sanded it smooth.

Using wood glue we then adhered all the little branch pieces.
Since our branch was fresh it took a while for it to dry.
What was cool was that as it dried the little branch pieces cracked.
It was completely unintentional but we loved the effect!
To paint it we made a cream "white wash" that
we literally poured over the top and let drip off in the sink.
It would take way to long to get into all those nooks and crannies
if you did it by brush alone.
After it dried over night we lined the edge with a strip of cream burlap
that we just glue gunned on and also created a bow tied with twine for it to hang from.

Pretty simple and fun to make!
You could really do a wash of any color over this and it would be great!
Thanks for the great inspiration Krystal!
We can't wait to see what the rest of you gals do!


Krystal said...

That is so cute! Love the natural tones! Great job

Cary M. said...

I love it!!! Great Job!!!

Melinda said...

I love it too! I can smell the wood goodness all the way over at my house. I'm so going to make one!