An Altered Heart


I found a bag of wood hearts at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago, and just knew I could do something with them for Valentine’s Day. There were eight in the bag for $1.50 and they still had little twine hangers on them. Great bargain, right?

So far, I’ve managed to come up with one completed heart.


I painted it white and sea foam green and sanded it to give it a distressed look. Then I adhered part of an old dictionary page to the front and back with mod podge-love that stuff-and applied a vintage key rub-on. From there, I just played around a bit with some odds & ends I had around: a vintage stamp from Europe, topped with a rub-on crown to make the young lady look like royalty, a bit of old lace, a couple of vintage buttons, an itty-bitty measuring magnet I found in an old sewing tin, and a piece of wire décor. I replaced the old twine with a length of ivory ribbon.

I was pretty happy with how my altered art heart turned out! What do you think?




Linking to:

From My Front Porch to Yours Treasure Hunt Thursday

At The Picket Fence Inspiration Friday

Stuff and Nonsense Fridays Unfolded

Too  Much Time on My Hands Get Schooled Saturday

Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special

Knick of Time Tuesday


  1. Now I know what I want to do tomorrow! Love this idea and how it turned out. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Shannon,
    great find and great price the possibilities are endless! The one you did is adorable! Very clever, great design!

  3. That certainly is a pretty heart now! I like how vintage it looks. Thanks for stopping by and visiting me too.

  4. This is gorgeous! I love making collages and now I'm inspired to do some more! Off to play with pretty papers and trinkets...xx


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