Our home decor stays pretty static most of the year. Halloween and Christmas are the holidays where we decorate but I’m realizing that celebrating even the small ones we’d probably enjoy them more. I consider Valentine’s Day a “Hallmark” holiday. A holiday hyped up to sell cheesy greeting cards, expensive candy and boring roses. This year I’m starting early with this Framed Key to My Heart art.
I like frames. They cover my walls and shelves filled with photographs of my family and friends but I’m seeing that they make great vessels for crafty art. I can interchange frames to suit the season or holiday.
I had the perfect spot on a table that I knew needed a little something
Frame, size and color your choice, paint if you need to
Cardstock or scrapbook paper, color and pattern of your choice
Coordinating ribbon, skinny and wide
Embellishments, I used paper & felt heart cut outs
Stamps, markers or printed message
Key, I used a decorative skeleton key
Glue & tape
Remove the glass from your frame and cut your cardstock to fit the opening. I layered a pattern and a coordinating solid with a valentine’s theme but not overdoing it.
I played with the wording and tried my best to hand write it but my writing is terrible so I taped my cardstock onto a sheet of paper and ran it through the printer after figuring out the right placement. Go ahead and write or stamp if you prefer.
Play around with the embellishments you choose to use like rhinestones, lace, raffia or buttons.
I used a piece of thin black grosgrain ribbon to hang my key and wider ribbon to seperate the different papers.
I added dimension to my paper hearts with a little ink. Using a black sharpie and scrap felt I rubbed the edges of the hearts to ink them.
I layered the key over a felt heart for a pop of texture and color and added the entire craft to the frame.
It’s sitting on a small end table where it can be seen for the season.