Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Bobble Hearts

Well, yesterday was a craft day at MOPS, and I thought I'd share the project we made. I'm always on the lookout for items that are affordable, useful, suitable for a variety of styles/personalities, and simple enough that self-professed "non-crafty" people won't be overwhelmed. When I ran across these bobble hearts I knew I'd struck gold. I kept these pretty simple (we had to be able to complete them in under 30 minutes) but you could do so much more! We traced the heart shape onto the back side of various printed papers, trimmed, and adhered with modge podge (thin layer brushed onto the paper). I then put out a variety of final embellishments: ribbon, buttons, flowers, gems, pearls, etc. and set everyone loose.

They're great for holding photos (my sample has our adorable kidlets from two years ago), recipes, lists, receipts, whatever! They're small enough that they won't take up too much space, but they can hold quite a bit. And wouldn't these make great gifts? I'm thinking about letting the kids decorate a couple for their grandparents. One little note: I used ink on my samples, but there is some sort of finish on the hearts, so it was a rather messy endeavor. Paint would definitely work better (but just wasn't feasible for us to do in the time allowed). Everyone had fun making these, and I was thrilled to hear little squeals of delight throughout the room as the ladies admired their handiwork.

Papers from DCWV; ribbon from SU; buttons, gems, and rub-on were just from my stash so I'm not sure of the source

1 comment:

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Love the way you took this photo and the project is great!