|Posted on February 8, 2018 at 10:00 PM|
Todays project idea is to make a cute little plant pot filled with hearts and love. It was really quick to do and a nice little gift for someone special. Again, I think Valentine's Day is about telling those you love how you appreciate them as much as for lovers, so you could make this for a friend or family member. I have actually just used mine as a decorative piece rather than a gift.
I am using my mini hearts (photo/video tutorial coming soon - Update, shelved to next year cos I ran out of time, which I have covered with glitter glue and left to dry before gluing them with a hot glue gun onto some thick beading wire.
I know I don't have to tell you but do mind your fingers as that glue is unbelievably hot and I have lost count of the times I have screamed as the glue attaches itself to my fingers and I flail around trying to get it off!
If you like, you can just use bought embellishments and you can find heart embellishments all over the place if you don't want to make them but I do like to make my own from scratch as that is part of the fun.
The beading wire is bright silver so I chose to dab the pieces first with some green Distress Paint to tone it down a bit. The wired hearts were then pushed into some florist oasis in the miniature plant pot and covered with some of that ferny moss stuff you can get in the florist supplies. This gives the appearance of leaves so that you don't have to faff around trying to cut miniature leaf shapes.
Then finish off the pot with some coordinating ribbons.The little label was just a piece of chipboard cut to shape, dabbed with Picket Fence Distress Ink and then stamped with the tiniest stamps I had in my stash!
I hope you have enjoyed this Valentine's Day series, there are a couple more projects to come but I realise that we are running a bit late this year, so they will be posted up in a bunch.