After I took down my chipboard glitter art from Christmastime, the two white frames have been empty. And, they're not as cool as the displays of empty picture frames I once posted about. So I quickly remedied the situation, with these:
First, I figured I would do something with the scrap foam I seem to have coming out of my ears. (I've used that here, and here) I traced two hearts onto the red, and yes, cut them out. :)
I figured scrapbook paper would be fun for this project, but quickly remember the brown burlappy type fabric I bought at the Home Fabrics closing sale last weekend. I switched gears to a more organic art piece. I cut two cardboard rectangles to the size that would fit in these "slip-in" frames, and spray adhesive-d the fabric to the cardboard. Then, I just cut the excess fabric with scissors.
With extra scrap cardboard, I cut out a square, and liked the look on top of the brown fabric, so I went with it! I hotglued the cardboard to the fabric, then the foam to the cardboard. (Sounds like a rendition of the old lady who swallowed a fly... :) )
I wasn't patient, and didn't wait long for the hot glue to dry, and slipped them in the frames. Totally easy, and had I had the direction from the beginning, would have only taken about 5 min or less to put together. As it was, it was only a 15 min project with my indecisiveness.
So, there you have it another (yes, I posted a Valentines project back in the first week of January!) easy-shmeasy Valentines project. This wall they're featured on is at the end of the hallway and will be going a dark brown soon, to contrast off the hallway that's all one color. I feel some painting coming on in my future.
What do you think? Like it? Cheesy? How are you decorating for Valentine's Day... or are you not? I just like little touches here and there, but have seen some great displays out there too of FULL ON Christmas-size Valentine Decor.