Happy February, friends!
Hopefully you’ve had a great month so far! And even though Valentine’s Day has already passed us by this year, I thought it would be the perfect time to do a little heart art DIY project...with P Graham Dunn, of course!
For this project, you will need:
- wooden heart shape from P. Graham Dunn
- a variety of acrylic paint
- a drill and a small drill bit
- thick wire (I used a wire coat hanger)
- wire cutters
- hot glue
Let’s jump right in and start creating!
Paint the heart shape! You can customize this wooden heart in so many ways...seriously, the possibilities are endless! I chose a variety of bright colors and simply painted an abstract design on the heart. Don’t forget to paint the sides! The sides on this heart are extra thick...that’s actually why I chose to do this project, because the sides are thick enough that the heart can stand on its own! Allow a bit of dry time before the next step. Since we’ve used acrylic paint for this step, it should dry fairly quickly.
Gather your drill and small drill bit for this step. We’re simply going to drill a small hole for the wire to set in. You’ll want to prop the heart up on its side...however you plan on displaying it. Then you’ll want to make a small dot where you’d like the wire to be. After that, you’ll use your small bit to drill a hole in the heart (at least an inch deep). This step is quick, easy, and fun!
Now let’s cut and shape our wire. For this step, you will need your wire, wire cutters, and pliers.
*Be extra careful during this step!* The ease of this step depends on how thick your wire is. The wire I’m using is from a wire coat hanger, so it’s pretty thick making it a bit more difficult (but definitely not impossible!) to cut and bend into shape. Once I cut the wire, I used pliers to bend one end on the wire into a coil/swirl shape. That way, whatever photo I want on display will be able to slide into the coil.
Once you’ve gotten your wire the length and shape you desire, it’s time to attach it to the heart shape. For this step, I simply added some hot glue to the end of the wire and slipped it into the hole. The wire fits really well in the hole anyways, but I wanted to add the hot glue for extra stability.
That’s it! You’ve created your custom heart photo holder! All you’ve got left to do is to display a photo! The possibilities are endless here as well and the photo is so easy to change out so you can display something different as often as you’d like. I hope this got your creative juices flowing and I hope you love your new creation!
Sharing these DIY projects with you each month is extra fun for me. It’s an exciting new way to expand on my creativity and I just love having the opportunity to partner with the amazing folks at P. Graham Dunn as well! I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did and don’t forget to use the coupon code “JOY” for 15% off your purchase with P. Graham Dunn! Thank you for allowing me to share with you!