I thought instead of one in-depth tutorial I would show you some quick-make ideas for home décor gifts using the Heartfelt Creations Collection, a collection that is not just extremely versatile but perfectly pretty.
I have put together two quick and simple home décor gift ideas that can be made by using the flower layering stamps, dies, elements from the paper collection and some wooden lolly/planter sticks. Wooden sticks of the planter or lolly variety have great craftability and are very cost effective. They never really stay around long enough to make it to the garden.
The first project uses five sticks across and five down in a grid-like form to create the base which is supposed to look like a plant-climbing lattice. I stamped out some flower layers and various sized leaves and used watercolour pens to colour the flowers. I cut thin strips of green card that I used to create the vines.
Starting from the bottom corner of the diamond, I thread the green strips of card through the lattice twisting the card, as I weaved it through the frame in random directions. When the ‘vines’ come out of the edges, I twisted and curled the ends of the card to make it look like natural vines. I then arranged the flowers and leaves in varying sizes along the winding ‘vines’. Bend and curl the leaves to give a more natural look.
The second project used the lolly/planter sticks to create a house-shaped frame.
I started by creating a u-shape with the sticks and then added two sticks onto the u-shape and crossed them over at the middle to create the ‘roof’. I stamped and cut many layers to create the flowers and used Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers to colour them. I also used markers to colour the wooden sticks in brown. I cut four triangles for bunting and lightly shaded the white card I used in pink with Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud in Frosty Blossom. This was so the white card wasn’t as stark against the dark frame. I used a pennant shaped die to make the ‘home sweet’ tag at the top of the frame and shaded the white card in the same way as the other bunting. I arranged the flowers and leaves around the frame and hung the bunting and tag with pink ribbon that I also used to make a loop to hang the frame from.
The projects below were made using wooden mini crates that I decorated in two different ways. In this project I painted the wood in a pale pink then went over it with one coat of white gesso. Once dry, I lightly sanded it back to give the crate a light wash of pink.
In the second one, the same wooden crate was used but I stained this one dark brown by simply colouring it in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I also used the markers to colour the wooden peg in pink. You could also use the pegs as a mini photo or memo holder.
Thank you for joining me and I hope I have given you a few ideas on the possibilities of the Heartfelt Creations Peony Collection. I’d love to see your Heartfelt Creations makes, so please feel free to share. Happy crafting!