I wanted more artwork and prettiness around our flat but didn't want to spend loads of money. So I decided to make my own! If you are a hoarder like me, you probably have everything you need for this craft already. But if you're, again, like me and love shopping for new supplies, this is very budget-friendly.
The inspiration for this heart frame came from my boyfriend's sister who has recently redecorated, and her home is full of hearts. And I love it! Hearts were always my favourite doodle at school. The key to this craft is getting your hands on some pretty paper or material. For my frames I used jam jar covers, small pieces of material and greetings cards; all from the one pound store or 'The Works'. The frames I picked up from charity shops, all between 99p and £2.
For the first three frames I made (in the picture at the top) I used jam jar covers and the material. Use double sided sticky tape to attach the material to card then use a cookie cutter or a heart stencil to draw your hearts, then cut them out.
You can use plain white card, cut to the shape of your frame, then attach your hearts using double side sticky tape. I find white card a bit harsh, and as I was using material hearts, I wanted a material background. So when I saw the linen fabric I was thrilled because it was perfect.
The opportunities are (almost) endless!
You can experiment with material or paper for the hearts and backgrounds. The frame below, I didn't use any backing and just hot glue gunned the hearts straight onto the back of the frame. The hearts are just cut from a pack of greetings cards that had been hanging around for a few months.
You can also experiment with a 3D effect using a deep set frame or taking the glass out of the frame altogether. For my 3D heart frame, I cut out two hearts using the same material and folded one down the centre. I then used a strip of hot glue gun down the fold to attach them together. I think it looks pretty cool myself.
I hope this little DIY helps you create something beautiful (on a budget) and adds a bit more love to you home.