Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Shabby Glam Rustic Heart on a White Twig Wreath

Hearts, Love and Valentine's Day Decor
a shabby glam, rustic heart of love and an update to our white, twig wreath on our front door!

So, I found this rustic heart on Etsy, last summer, and just had to have it...it wasn't a cheap score like most of my finds, but I just had to have it!!!

It started out like this....plain, teal and crusty rusty and so-o-o appealing even it it's as found state.

 But, because I'm a glam and glitz kinda girl...
(can I still say girl, when I'm over 60, now?  I think so...after all..."Forever Young" is my motto)
I just had to add some glitz!

then.... a little love phrase!

Here's how to add script to your project.

Start with a copy, just the right size, for for your project....no need to flip your image for this transfer process.

 rub on some chalk to the backside (any color will do) 

Then tape it in place on your wood, metal or tin project. Outline and fill in the image to release the chalk onto your project. My surface was very rigid, so, I did the best that I could!

See how it then gave me a guide to paint over for a permanent copy.

 After the paint was added, I sanded some off for a more time worn look.

Here's how it is all done!

 Hanging on our front door.

Then I added to our white, twig wreath. that I salvaged from our Christmas Mantel Decor.

VOILA..."True Love"  

Stay "linked" for more Valentine's day "pretties!"

Valentine Ladder Display w/hearts

Valentine Mantel and Fireplace ~ in red and white

 Vignette of Love and Lace~ a tribute to Mom and Dad

 Decadent, Chocolate Mountain...A Valentine Tablescape
2013 version

Valentine's Day Entry

Valentine's Chandy

Romantic, White, Grapevine Love Hearts ~ personalized

Love Wall Art in White Canvas ~DIY~Personalized

In case you missed it....Valentine's Vignette in a Terrarium

Love, Hugs and Kisses,

Other Valentine's Day Projects you may have missed...


A very special "thank you" to Amanda for featuring me on her blog

Now, linking to these great parties


Cranberry Morning said...

Good grief, that's cute! It's all the attention to detail and all those cute embellishments that make all the difference!

AND, wanted to let you know that I'm having a 4 HomemadeSoapnSuch Valentine Soap Sachet Giveaway - on now through Friday. Hope you'll stop in at Cranberry Morning and enter. :-)

Crafts a la Mode said...

JP, I always end up here. I look at all the entries to a party and I end up at your blog. :) You have the best stuff. This is incredible. I wonder if I could do something like this with fabric? I just love this (darn - no tag sales right now. We have snow outside). Keep all this great inspiration coming... Linda

Unknown said...

That is soo adorable! LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

Unknown said...

So pretty, love the detail you put into it! Beautiful job - Kelly (thelilypadcottage)

Anonymous said...

VERY pretty. I love the colors. Patti@OldThingsNew

The Farmers Daughter said...

What a beautiful blog! I'm a new follower!
Your posts would be wonderful for Country Whites Weekend, going on now at: http://thecountryfarmhome.blogspot.com/2013/01/country-whites-weekend-2-by-candlelight.html
I'd love to have you join the party!
Hugs from the Farmhouse,


Old Time Cindy said...

Oh...just my style! I like the worn look of the heart mixed with the white wreath. Perfect!
Farmhouse hugs,

One More Time Events said...

Love what you did! Love the look of rustic and glam...Thank you for sharing at One More Time

Kathe with an E on Tuesday

Till Next Post xo

Lets Stay Connected

Monsterscircus said...

A lovely wrath, so valentine and so with wonderful Winther feeling! Thank you for sharin and have a great day!

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

Very beautiful! I do the same rubbing technique to transfer words or images to my projects, too. Never thought of chalk, I usually use a pencil. Chalk gives more options...especially when working on something darker where pencil wouldn't show up as well. Thanks for the tip!

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Beautiful! That chalk technique is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Lovely wreath!

T'onna @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

ByLightOfMoon said...

I adore your rusty heart and blog! I added you to my Pinterest favorite blogs and an following you !
Smiles, cyndi

ByLightOfMoon said...

I adore your rusty heart and blog! I added you to my Pinterest favorite blogs and an following you !
Smiles, cyndi

ByLightOfMoon said...

I adore your blog and added you to my favorite blogs on Pinterest! Smiles,Cyndi

ByLightOfMoon said...

I adore your rusty heart and blog! I added you to my Pinterest favorite blogs and an following you !
Smiles, cyndi

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOVE it ...you've inspired me.. have a friend who is really into rust :) so I'll have to look for a rusty heart
and YES we can still be girls :)
Here from Etsy Cottage style blog


Plumfield House Gardens said...

I just love your rustic Heart!!! Would never thought to put the "bling" on, so cute! Hope you can visit, Celeste

Tami @ Creative girl Vintage said...

Hi JP....Oh I love this!! How creative and beautiful.
Lovely blog..I will be back for more visits!
Enjoy your week...Tami @ pinkbuttercreme

deb said...

Simply stunning. So cretive!

Anonymous said...

My favorite post that I've seen in a while! So happy to have found you!

Turnips 2 Tangerines said...

Hi~ I love your wonderful blog! I'm Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines and I am nominating you for The Liebster Blog Award! To find out more about this award go to: http://www.turnips2tangerines.com/2013/01/liebster-blog-award.html

Crafts a la Mode said...

Hi, JP, I featured your heart wreath! It's so wonderful! Linda

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So lovley! You have a wonderful blog!

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

This is so friggin cute! It was adorable before. But all of your little extra touches make it super-cute!!!

Amanda said...

I love how this turned out! I'll be featuring it on Craft Gossip later today :) http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/