Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Paper Fan Heart Wreath .: Tutorial :.



I may be a little obsessed with making things with old book pages. My last craft projects have all consisted of old book pages. I love them! They are just so vintage looking and I love old vintage looking things!

Can I just say that this project took way longer than necessary!!! But with two little munchkins, I didn't really have a choice! :) This took me two days to complete. If you know me, you know I that when I start a project I like to finish it the same day. I just hate having projects laying around the house. So it was killing me when I had to stare at it for two days on my table unfinished!

I got my inspiration from one of my previous projects.....you can find it here and you can also find the instructions on how to make a paper fan.



Tutorial:

Supplies:
Old book pages
11 red hearts (different sizes)
Distressing ink
11 black buttons
Hot Glue
Large piece of cardboard
Paint
Twine
Mini clothespin clips
Scrap paper

Step 1. Make your paper fans. Make 2 different sizes!
I made about 12, but only ended up using 11. You can find my tutorial here.




Step 2. Make a frame to glue your fans to. Map out your heart than draw a hear onto your cardboard








Step 3: Cut out your frame



Step 4: Paint your frame. I only did this because I didn't want brown cardboard showing through.





Step 5: Hot glue your fans to your frame. (it's easier to map it out first so you know what you are doing when you are glueing)



Step 6: Make the word "love" out of scrap pieces of paper. I actually printed on some scrapbook paper the word love and then cut it out and glued it to some red cardstock.




Step 7: Tie your twine to your frame from one side to the other



Step : Hang your letters with the mini clothespins.


That's it! Super easy and super affordable. I didn't have to go out and buy anything for this project, which is a good thing because who knows when I would have made it to the store! :)

I have mine hanging on an angle--like in the picture. I like it better this way rather then straight up and down.



I am linking up at:

3 comments:

Belle said...

It looks just wonderful!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, that's really beautiful! I love the black and read. Thanks for the how-to, I'll be linking.

lisbonlioness said...

Just the kind of project I was looking for, thanks a bunch for inspiring me!