I had such good intentions of crafting Valentine gifts this year. Then I got a late start and then the Blizzard of 2013/Nemo hit and we didn't have power for 5 days. Before the lights (and heat) went out, I started making some paper mache hearts and a few other shapes. Eventually, my work turned into this: Want to make one of your own? Read on...
To make the hearts/wings/plaque:
- Cut shape out of corruagated cardboard
- Mix up paste: I used 1 part water to 2 parts flour and a sprinkle of salt
- I was feeling crazy, so I used torn white paper towel pieces instead of newspaper~oooh, texture!
- Dip the paper in the paste and layer on the cardboard
- Repeat until entire cardboard shape is covered and you have a nice thickness built up
- Place on a cooling rack to dry
- paint shapes, I used craft store acrylic paint (several quick layers)
- cut out text from an old book and glue to one of your shapes
- cover the wings with glue, drown in glitter then shake off excess (save this!)
- seal the heart and plaque with a glossy sealer, I used a triple thick glossy glaze that was right next to the regular acrylic craft paint
- hot glue shapes together
- fashion a wire loop, hot glue to back
- hang and ENJOY
I've decided this is a year round decoration and I'm happy to have it on the wall in my office nook. Sometimes procrastination pays off!
Thanks for stopping by,