Wednesday 22 March 2017

Painted Love Heart

Hi Everyone,
This week I'm taking part in another Crafty De-stash challenge hosted by Megan from C'mon, Get Crafty.

The goal of the challenge is to use as much of your own crafty stash for a new creation. We are allowed to spend up to $10 for anything that may be needed to complete our projects - Again, I didn't spend a cent! 

So I've had this huge wooden heart cutout for ages and it has been crying out for a makeover...

Of course if you know me, you know I was always going to paint the heart white....right?

Step 1: Paint the heart white
Step 2: Create a graphic - I used Pic Monkey and tried out many different fonts
Step 3: Print the graphic - I stuck paper together and cut out the heart shape so I could get a feel of the end result.
Step 4: Transfer the graphic onto the heart base - I used transfer paper (the kind used by dressmakers)
Step 5: Paint the graphic - I used a dark charcoal and a turquoise for my words.

Once the paint was completely dry, I sanded very lightly and sealed with wax. Then out into the garden for a quick photo shoot!

I was so surprised at how my project turned out! It's way, waaaay better than I envisioned.

I hope this inspires you to try this type of project. It's easier than you would think. If anyone would like my graphic, let me know and I can email it on.

Take care everyone


  1. This is so cute! I love all the different lettering!

  2. This came out great. I love that you chose colors that can be displayed all year too.

  3. I just love how this turned out. It is so pretty and can be kept out all year.

  4. Your heart turned out awesome! Love how you have the aqua font mixed in! We are neighbors!! Well almost, I am from Australia! Nice to meet you Natalie! :-)

  5. What a fun project! Love all the different fonts and the clever way you transferred your design. I'm old enough to remember when it wasn't hard to buy carbon paper, hahaha.

  6. This is such a fun project! Love it!

  7. What a fun project. I use PicMonkey too, great program. I've never thought of transferring with dressmakers paper, genius! Pinning!


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