I don’t think I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it now. I like hearts. Phew! Glad we got that out of the way.
Oh yeah, so Valentine’s day is coming up soon. I don’t typically decorate for this holiday, so I wanted to create something that could still stick around after the holiday is over. You might be thinking I probably could have gone with something more subtle than a big red heart, but I really think it can be a chic decorative piece because of how it’s both bold and simple.
I kept to the traditional red heart and made things a bit interesting by composing the heart out of smaller hearts. I’m about to show you how!
I traced the 12×12 insert from the shadow box frame onto some poster board. I then took that insert and cut it into a heart, using the standard method of folding it in half and drawing half a heart to cut a along the lines of. I traced this heart onto red card stock to cut, then glued the red heart with Mod Podge onto the previously cut poster board. I ended up with this:
Next, I used a heart lever punch to cut out a bunch of smaller red hearts. I went with a lever punch simply because of ease and would highly recommend using one to save yourself from the inevitable hand cramps that would result from cutting out each heart individually. I folded up about 1/3 of each heart before gluing them on with Mod Podge.
I folded up either the right or the left side of the hearts since I only wanted the curved edges to be sticking out. There’s only one heart where I folded up the top third of it. I wonder if you can find it…
I’m loving the interesting texture created by the folded up heart edges. And I’m also REALLY loving with how well this layers with the black and white art in the back. Shout out to the great outdoors for providing the stick in the vase.
What do you think? Is this strictly Valentine’s day decor or could you see it continuing to sit pretty somewhere in the home?
57 comments on “DIY Heart Wall Art”
I think the heart decor could go anywhere the style is red and black or just feminine! It is adorable.
Love it, Amy! Great texture and color. I love the way you lined the hearts up with the edge of your big heart. Keeps the heart shape crisp, and I think I would have totally messed that up.
This is such a cute idea! And it definitely works for more than just Valentine’s Day! You are so creative, Amy!
This is so cute! It looks like such a fun and easy project!
I love hearts too! This is so cute!
It is really cute for Valentines Day but I would totally leave it out year round!
I LOVE the texture and simplicity of this. It is stunning!
Love this! It looks so sophisticated but is quite simple to put together. Pinning.
So beautiful! I love 3 dimensional art pieces and this one is perfect!
LOVING the texture! I would totally never guess it’s DIY made out of cardstock. As a fellow heart lover, I would totally leave it up year round. It looks perfect paired with the black and white :)
Seriously?! This is adorable! Looks like something you would go out and buy.
Definitely pretty enough to keep up past Valentine’s Day! Love it!
Absolutely gorgeous Amy! This is a work of art that anyone can recreate, so awesome. You are amazing…. I don’t know where you come up with it all.
Girrrrrl! This is adorable! So simple and beautiful– my favorite type of project! Thanks for sharing!
So pretty Amy!! I would leave it up all year round!
I love the three dimensional aspect of this project! Wonderful. Pinning to Valentine’s Day. Linda
This wall art is so pretty and I love that it is also so easy. Pinning:)
What a great way to add texture!I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! (http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/01/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-3.html)
Stopping by from The Makers linky party! I love it! Nice job!
So cute! I love how dimensional it is! I would leave it up all year, too!
So pretty! I love the texture!
This is so pretty! I’d love for you to share it with us at Sewlicious Home Decor! :) http://sewlicioushomedecor.com/saturday-showlicious-craft-showcase-party-3/
So elegant, yet so simple! I’d love for you to share this on Worthwhile Wednesdays @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/2014/01/2-worthwhile-wednesdays-link-party.html
Thanks for sharing your heart art at The Pin Junkie. It was featured in today’s Valentine’s roundup. http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/01/valentines-day-crafts.html Please stop by to grab a featured button and don’t forget to join the party this evening! Hope to see you there!
This is beautiful! I love paper craft projects and this is amaze balls, lol!!
Thank you for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase.
~ Megin of VMG206
This is incredible Amy!! I love the depth to it. Pinned of course!
Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for linking up at Craft, Create & Inspire Linky party last weekend :)
Your awesome project is featured this week ..
Looking forward to seeing what projects you have bee working on this week, claire xo
I LOVE this! So fun! You’re being featured tonight at Do Tell Tuesday!
Psst… This is will be featured at tomorrow’s The Makers party. Thanks for linking up, friend! :)
What a perfect project for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing!
Another Fabulous project! Featuring you tomorrow at WIW.Xoxo~
Hi Amy! Just thought I’d let you know that I included your heart wall decor in a “round-up” post for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for sharing it over at Do Tell Tuesday! I decided to give it a feature apart from Tuesday’s regular post :-)
Here’s the link if you’d like to check it out: http://www.aromaofhim.com/2014/02/8-simple-projects-for-valentines-day.html
I tried my hand at recreating your project, and posted pictures here… I loved how quick and easy it was! http://www.231blog.com/2014/02/valentines-day-decorating-at-231.html