Chelsea of Making Home Base, shares a new and creative way to add Valentine’s charm to your home this holiday and you will never believe how easy it is to create.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY: Making Home Base
WRITTEN BY: Southern Guide to Life
Chelsea, a stay at home mom, military wife, and owner of Making Home Base, was searching for a new and creative way to fill her home with the color and beauty of Valentine’s Day. Her solution is a festive, colorful, and sophisticated take on the traditional Valentine’s heart.
Shortly before their daughter was born, Chelsea and her husband began collecting interesting picture frames from second hand stores for use in the nursery as a gallery-wall. For her floating heart project, Chelsea began with a left over frame, from the gallery-wall project. She painted it white.
To see photos of the finished gallery wall project: Miss P’s Nursery
What You Will Need:
1 Frame (Chelsea used an 11 x14 inch frame)
40 smaller hearts cut from card stock (These are approx 1.5 inches)
8 larger hearts cut from card stock (These are approx. 2 inches)
1) Cut 40 small hearts and 8 larger hearts out of card stock. The hearts will be double sided, creating a total of 20 small hearts and 4 larger hearts. You may need more or less depending on the size of your frame. Chelsea selected solid red, solid white, and a pink and blue patterned card stock, but you can use any colors.
2) Lay the hearts out to form a desired pattern, making sure the hearts are in straight lines.
3) Glue a length of string to each line of hearts. Top with a second heart, sandwiching the string between the two hearts.
4) Glue the string to the frame.
Photographs by: Chelsea, courtesy of Making Home Base.
To see more of Chelsea’s beautiful designs visit her website at Making Home Base.