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Framed Key to My Heart Valentine’s Craft

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.

Key to My Heart Valentine Craft

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

Materials Needed

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

Key to My Heart Valentine Craft

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.

Key to My Heart Valentine Craft

Play around with the embellishments you choose to use like rhinestones, lace, raffia or buttons.

Key to My Heart Valentine Craft

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.

Key to My Heart Valentine Craft

I layered the key over a felt heart for a pop of texture and color and added the entire craft to the frame.

Key to My Heart Valentine Craft

Key to My Heart Valentine Craft


It’s sitting on a small end table where it can be seen for the season.