For our one-year anniversary I made ThatGuy this present:
I call it "Heart Art" because its a piece of art made using hearts... I'm very creative.
For this project you will need several pictures, a shadow box, cutting tool, ruler, paper and glue.
Since this was an anniversary project I printed out pictures from our first year of marriage. I also converted them to black and white to make a more cohesive look instead of having many different colors from regular pictures.
First, I cut out hearts using my Silhouette. The hearts were 1 inch by 1.5 inches, so I was able to get 6 hearts per pictures. Some of the hearts turned out really cute, while other I just tossed into the garbage. I used 60 hearts total to make this project.
|ThatGuy in the bizzard of Feb. '11. We had so much snow!!|
Because I am HORRIBLE at measuring things straight and even, I made a paper outline of 1 inch by 1 inch and placed it over a piece of white 12x12 paper. This acted as a guide to insure the hearts would start and stop with the same margins. I also used a ruler to help make sure the lines were straight and the hearts were evenly placed.
Then I creased each heart down the center and used Elmers glue down the back fold. Using a ruler as a guide, I glued a heart at every inch.
In hindsight I would recommend using hot glue. I used Elmers glue, which means I had to wait between rows for the hearts to dry before moving on. In order to make the hearts stand straight up, I slid in pencils and let the hearts rest on them.
Continue gluing hearts, making sure your hearts line up. Again, I used the ruler to help in making straight, evenly spaced lines of hearts.
|Segway tour in Chicago!|
|4th of July fireworks!|
When the 12x12 white paper is filled up with rows of hearts, just pop it into the shadow box frame!
I used a cute red ribbon to hang the art up on the wall.
ThatGuy was really touched and impressed with the heart art! Not only is it a unique wall hanging, but it also had a lot of great memories for us!