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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Valentine Picture Frames Tutorial

A few weeks ago, I was browsing at Michaels and I came across some wooden heart picture frames.  I knew that with some paint, paper and Mod Podge, I could make them cute.

Supplies needed:

wooden heart frames
paint for the frames (should match your scrapbook paper)
sponge paint brush
scrapbook paper
vinyl letters (or you can print on your scrapbook paper)
Mod Podge
Exacto Knife
cutting mat
5 x 7 pictures

Tutorial:
1.  Measure the frame and cut scrapbook paper to fit the frame.
2.  Flip your scrapbook paper right side down.  Place your frame on top of your paper.  (see picture)
 
3.  Now take your Exacto knife and cut out the center heart.  Make sure to cut very close to the wood.  Cut along the outer edge to as the frame has rounded corners.
 Your scrapbook paper will look like this when you are finished.
4.  Paint your picture frames to match your scrapbook paper.  You don't need to cover the entire frame.  I did just because I couldn't stand to look at the spots not painted in the middle.
 5.  Once your paint is completely dry, paint on Mod Podge to cover the entire face of your frame.
 6.  Place your scrapbook paper on your frame, taking care to line up the heart center.  Starting at one end, use a scraper and scrape out any bubbles.  This will help the paper to adhere to the frame.  If you mess up, Mod Podge is very forgiving.  Just lightly pull up the paper and scrap back down.
 7.  Allow the paper to dry for a few minutes, then cover with another coat of Mod Podge on top of your frame.  Allow it to fully dry.
 8.  Cut our the saying you want on vinyl.  I used my wonderful Silhouette to do this.  Remove the excess vinyl.  Take transfer tape and cover the vinyl letters.  Scrape it so that it grabs the letters.
 9.  Peel off the paper backing.  Take the transfer tape with the letters and place it on the frame.  Scrape it thoroughly so the letters adhere to the frame. 
 10.  Take off the transfer tape.  Here are my three frames with the vinyl lettering on it.
 11.  Take the inside heart provided with the frame and place it over your picture.  Using the Exacto knife, cut close to the heart, so that your picture fits nicely.
 Here is the picture after I cut it.
12.  Place the picture in the frame.  I included the heart that came with the frame for extra stability. 

Here are my finished frames:
I think they turned out really nice.  I can update the picture every year and keep these for years to come!  I love looking at my sweet little ones in these frames!





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Crocheted Heart Garland

I am finally finishing up some Valentine's Day projects.  A few weeks back, I made Shannon this heart garland.
I used Red yarn from Red Heart.  The heart pattern was from Bella Dia found here.  Bella Dia does a fantastic job showing you how to make the heart step by step.  After making the hearts, I then chained 102 and did a half double crochet in each chain.  Then I sewed each heart onto the chain.

After a couple of weeks, I finally finished my heart garland this evening.  I tell you, I have focusing issues!  This could have been done a long time ago if only I had focused on one project at a time.

The red yarn didn't match my living room decor so I used an Autumn Red by Caron Simply Soft.  Since it was a much thinner yarn, I had to alter the pattern so that it would make a larger heart.  I have included the pattern I used for my heart garland below.  It is a continuance of the above pattern.

Large (9 in) Heart Garland
Caron Simply Soft Yarn
H/8 crochet hook


Ch. 4. 
Row 1: SC in all ch.
Row 2:  2 SC in first st.  1 SC in next st.  2 SC in last st. (5 sts)
Row 3:  Ch.1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (7 sts)
Row 4: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (9 sts)
Row 5: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (11 sts)
Row 6:  Ch. 1 turn. SC in all sts. (11 sts)
Row 7: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (13 sts)
Row 8: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (15 sts)
Row 9: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (17 sts)
Row 10: Ch. 1 turn.  SC in all sts (17 sts).
Row 11: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (19 sts)
Row 12: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (21 sts)
Row 13: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (23 sts)
Row 14: Ch. 1 turn.  SC in all sts (23 sts)
Row 15: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (25 sts)
Row 16: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (27 sts)
Row 17: Ch. 1 turn. 2 SC in first st.  SC to last two sts.  2 SC in last st (29 sts) 
Row 18-20: Ch. 1 turn.  SC in all sts (29 sts) 

Right part of heart:
Row 20:  Ch. 1  turn.  SC in first 14 sts. 
Row 21:  Ch. 1 turn.  dSC (decrease by pulling loop up, yarn over, pulling a loop up in next sc, yarn over and pull last loop through all loops on hook).  SC to end of row. dSC (12 sts).
Row 22:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC.  SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (10 sts).
Row 23:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC. SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (8 sts).
Row 24:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC. SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (6 sts).
Row 25:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC. SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (4 sts)
Row 26:  Ch. 1 turn. 2 dSC. (2 sts).
Fasten off.

Left part of heart:
Make a slip knot.  Insert it into the 15th SC from the left side. Make a slip stitch.
Row 20 Left: Sc to end of row. (14 sts).
Row 21 Left:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC.  SC to end of row. dSC (12 sts).
Row 22 Left:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC.  SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (10 sts).
Row 23 Left:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC. SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (8 sts).
Row 24 Left:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC. SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (6 sts).
Row 25 Left:  Ch. 1 turn. dSC. SC to last 2 sts.  dSC. (4 sts)
Row 26 Left:  Ch. 1 turn. 2 dSC. (2 sts).

Do not fasten off.  Now SC around the outer edge of the heart. When you reach the tip of the heart do 3 SC in the middle stitch to make a point. When you reach the middle of the heart do a dSC to gather it in a bit. When you get back to the top left side, fasten off.  Make enough hearts to finish your garland.  I made 7 to fit my mantle.

Slip stitch into a side sc of your heart.  Chain 6.  Slip stich into the same portion of another heart.  Slip stitch into the stitch above it.  Half double crochet (hDC) in each stitch.  Slip stitch into the stitch above the one you started with.  Fasten off.  Repeat to connect all hearts.  I also made a chain of 13 on each end then hDC in each chain.  Then slip stitch back in the heart and fasten off.




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