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?