It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If you’ve followed along with me for a while, you know I like to dress things up around here for love day, but with so much going on all the time, motivation can be hard to find. I can tell you I jumped at the chance to participate in the 2016 Valentine’s Day Blog Hop hosted by Danielle from Creatively Homespun, with this fun and simple vintage, industrial style hanging heart!
Danielle brought together myself and 19 other bloggers, all of whom are here to share their creative and inspiring Valentine’s Day creations with you. Look at the bottom of this post for a complete list of all the projects included, and be sure to browse through all 20 links! You don’t want to miss a thing!
For me, inspiration is often found in the strangest places. On this project, my inspiration came from a cute, linen wrapped bedside table. Funny, my project inspiration has little to do with Valentine’s Day, but I’m just mad for the linen covered look so trendy right now. I kind of want to cover everything in my house in linen and crazy with the upholstery nails!
Source – Wayfair.com
I used only the heart cutout portion of the kit and will save the solid heart for another project.
The cut-out received a gray stain finish with a light hand, followed by an antiquing glaze. I allowed the finish to dry for a few hours then got to work.
The nails I used were found at Home Depot for just over a dollar a pack – I chose a hammered, nickel finish. I needed 12 packages to go around the heart twice. The nails, at .5″, were a tiny bit long, so I opted to snip them with a pair of sharp wire cutters to about half their length.
The pattern I found worked best to have them lay straight and relatively flat was to start one hole away from the center bottom and work my way to the center top, or the dip of the heart. Once reaching the top, I laid the center nails over both rows at the top and bottom.
For past Valentine’s Day fun from Knockitoffcrafts.com, here are a few suggestions:
Thanks again for stopping by! Before you go, please be sure to check out the links below and show them some love this Sweetheart Season! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours. Xoxo