Last Sunday we were blessed with a lovely mix of snow, sleet and rain for most of the weekend. You know, that weather that makes even those girls with a Brazilian blowout look horrendous? Well on the bright side it meant I got to rock sweatpants and an unattractive yet super comfortable hoodie for 16 straight hours and do crafts all day while Tony played Call of Duty! Fun times at the Hopf Household!
So remember that heart punch I told you about here? Well I put it to good use my friends.
DIY Project: Ombre Heartwork
- Punch tool — In the shape of your choice
- Colored paper or card stock — I actually used leftover paint swatch samples from Home Depot!
- Mini foam adhesive dots — Available for under $2 at most craft stores
- Picture frames — Mine were oldies from Ikea
- Scissors — Do you need an explanation?
First put on a trashy TV show or romantic comedy you’ve seen 30 times, and spend about an hour punching through your paper.
Hint: You may want to have a glass of wine handy, as this gets incredibly tedious and your hand will hurt when you’re done. Promise.
Collect all of your punch outs.
Hint: I do NOT recommend storing them the way I did below, but rather sort them by color WHILE you punch.
This will save you a good hour later!
So don’t do this….
Now draw your canvas size. I used basic card stock (in white) as my canvas, but some frames may come with one you can use.
My frame came with a nice mat, so I used that to form my border.
Then draw out a grid to fit your cut out shapes. Sample grid is below.
I found the grid approach (and eye ball placement) much more manageable than marking with a pencil where every cut out should be.
But if you love math, measuring and all that jazz, feel free to go with the dot approach!
After you have made a decision about the look, use these foam adhesive circle to attach the shape to the paper.
These are fantastic because they give the shape some depth/elevation, and you don’t need to use tape!
Don’t forget to erase the grid!
I found that the spare erasers you get with a mechanical pencil were perfect for this.
If you have a tackle or bead storage box, try and keep all of the like-colors together.
If not, you can do what I did and tape them down on paper with washi tape, that won’t rip the paper.
I plan to give these to all of my baby mama friends!
I may personalize them by writing the baby’s name on the bottom right heart… but that’s up for debate
Here’s the manly boy version:
And the girly pink version:
Weekend craft project: Dunzo.