February is the month for love…and this burlap heart wall hanging is a lovely way to enjoy Valentine’s Day every day! Printed burlap along with distressed scrapbook papers look great together. Read on and I’ll show you how to make this Valentine’s wall hanging.
You will need:
12″ Smoothfoam scrapbook mount
3-1/2″ Smoothfoam half-heart
Printed burlap (fleur de lys pattern)
Scrapbook paper with large focal image (I used “Dear Jane” by DCWV)
1-3/4″ alpha stickers or diecuts (“LOVE”)
1 yard jute twine
Brown distress ink pad
Cosmetic wedge sponge
Glue gun with low melt glue sticks
Ribbon (for hanging) or easel
1. Cut a 16″ piece of burlap, lay it printed side down and place the Smoothfoam panel in the center. Wrap the foam with the burlap, keeping it taut as you glue the burlap down. Snip off the corners to reduce the bulk for mitering. Glue an 11″ square of burlap over the folds to finish the back side of the panel.
2. Trim a 6″ square of burlap so the design is centered, and wrap it around the Smoothfoam heart. Glue the edges to the back and trim off excess bulk. Set aside.
3. Cut the focal image paper to an 11″ square and color the edges by pouncing the wedge sponge on the ink pad, then smudging the ink on the paper.
4. Center and glue the paper to the front of the board on top of the burlap, then hot-glue the heart to the board.
5. To make the banner, cut four 3″ x 3″ triangles from pink paper. Chalk the edges of each triangle pennant with the ink and sponge, then fold the base of each pennant over the jute twine and secure with glue. Adhere a letter to each pennant to spell “LOVE.”
6. Drape the banner across the front of the board and pin each end of the jute twine to the board. Secure each pennant to the board with glue.
7. Adhere a 10″ length of ribbon to the back side of the board with hot glue if you want to hang it – or place your Valentine’s wall hanging on an easel to display on a shelf or mantel.