Sunday, February 12, 2012

Rustic Heart Tutorial

Today I'll be sharing the tutorial on how I made my bead board heart that I'm using in my Valentine's day decor this year.


Using his saber saw, my husband cut out a heart for me on a piece of thin wood. You could also use really sturdy cardboard. 

Then, I laid the heart on chicken wire, traced the shape and cut it out with wire cutters. Hot glue the chicken wire to the back of your heart. Trim or fold down any long pieces of chicken wire. 

Using lots of hot glue, I attached a heart shaped piece of bead board that my husband also cut using his saber saw behind the chicken wire. I actually put the heart on the floor and stood on it until the hot glue set to make sure it was glued securely. 

I LOVED how my nature inspired Christmas wreath turned out with the branch slices and I had enough wood left over from that project that I thought they would be the perfect finishing touch to this rustic heart. (Sorry for the bad photos. I worked on this after my son went to bed, so no natural light)

So simple, but it makes a huge statement!

 
 
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29 comments:

  1. Fabulous my friend! LOVE this!!! Happy Vday weekend to you!!! :)


    XOXO's,
    Jessie

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  2. Thanks for sharing the tutorial; the wood adds a lot of warmth to the vignette. I'm still lovin' those gloves, though! andrea@townandprairie

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  3. I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/02/lobster-stuffed-mushrooms-show-your.html

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  4. This is so cute!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  5. Love this.. sooo gorgeous! And I featured it on my blog @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/02/pink-hippo-party-67.html
    I am also your newest linky follower!

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  6. wonderful heart and real simply to do?! I will try it!!! Hugs, Barbara from Switzerland

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  7. This is so awesome! Great decor for Valentines or even all year long!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hi Mellie, I'm loving the bead board heart you made. I have collected hearts over many years. Hope you will follow me on Linky Follower as I'm your newest follower on it. Thanks, Helen

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  9. This is so cute! I love the chickenwire paired with the wood! It looks so cute on your mantle!

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  10. Turned out super cute! Thanks for linking up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

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  11. Hi, it's my first time here and not only I love the wooden heart with its great texture and proportions, but I love all your blog! I'm about to follow on gfc :)

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  12. This is beautiful! I would love for you stop by and link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/

    Mrs. Delightful
    Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  13. Ух ты! Какое сердце! Я сначала подумала, что это пробки от бутылок.

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  14. This is a such a great project. Beautiful!

    Love for you to join in my linky party on Wednesday if you get a chance :)

    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/02/made-by-me-18-linky-party-and-features.html

    -Q

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  15. This is SUPER cute..I LOVE it.. Would LOVE if you could please link it up via my Pin'Inspirational Thursday's linky party happening now pweeease.. ? http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/2012/02/pininspirational-thursday-21-linky.html I would sincerely appreciate it.. : )) ps: totally following ya via Linky followers : )) Would love if you could join mine as well.. I also have a free blog review happening if you are interested ~ http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/2012/02/blog-loving-better-blogging-series-1.html .. Wishing you an amazing evening.. Happy rest of the week.. ~Marilyn

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  16. Very cool! I always save wine bottle corks but haven't seen a project like this.

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  17. I am in love with this wreath! It is so rustic:)

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  18. This is a great idea! I would love if you would share it at my blog party this weekend. Hope you can join in!

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  19. Oh, so love the chicken wire! I love how this turned out!! I would love you to stop by and link up at Friday Frolic:)

    http://www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com/2012/02/friday-frolic-14.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  20. Hi. I'm following you from the Weekend Bloggy Reading. I love this wreath idea.

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  21. Great idea...you are clever!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  22. This is such a cute idea! I just started a brand new themed link party just for rustic and shabby chic projects. I would love to have you share this! - http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=5388

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  23. As always I love it!! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing on Blissful & Domestic.

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/

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  24. Oh wow, that is really beautiful! And creative! I am definitely going to try this out one day.

    Stop by my blog? I'm not a craft blogger, hehe.

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  25. We love the rustic look of your wreath! So cute. Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope you'll be back next Saturday! -The Sisters

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  26. I love this, Melissa! It turned out beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Homemaker in Heels! I am featuring you today on the blog! Have a great weekend! :)

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