What began as a Valentine craft project turned into a broader crafty art idea. Does that happen to you? You start out with one goal in mind and then once you get into it, the project takes a different direction? Originally, I collected paint chip samples in varying shades of pink and used a Martha Stewart heart punch to cut out a bunch of hearts that I planned on attaching to a single square canvas. Since Valentine’s day is all about love, I thought it would be cute to hang some hearts in our kitchen or entryway.
Then I got carried away . . .
I ended up collecting all colors of the rainbow and punching out hearts in all of them. The punching is easy (and quite addictive), taking just a few minutes to punch out a gazillion. And since I had more canvases, I spread them out onto four squares.
To give the art dimension, I used adhesive foam circles to affix the hearts to the canvas. I just eyeballed the placement of the hearts and tried to keep the lines straight.
There are 90 hearts on each canvas. It took about 2 hours to stick 360 hearts onto these canvases.
Then I had to figure out where to put them. James’ room? Too much on the walls already. The hallway? No. But my office happily welcomed them!
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Who says hearts are only for Valentine’s Day?!
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