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Valentine Craft: A Key, A Heart, And A Song

Valentine’s Day is such a sweet holiday – in more ways than one!  It is fun to celebrate with a little festive decor to help set the mood.  This easy Valentine craft will help you to do just that.  You can also make it to give to that certain someone special.

Since this project doesn’t scream out Valentine’s Day, no phrases like be mine, by my valentine, happy valentine’s day…you get it, I feel like this can be displayed anytime as a token of love or for some chic decor.  My key elements, for this craft, were rustic hearts, a vintage key and a sheet of vintage music.  I’m not sure if I should name it You Are The Key To My Heart or You Put A Song In My Heart. Both are pretty romantic I think.

The craft was super easy to make and quick too.  The longest part was waiting for the glue to dry.  Here is what I did:

I had several hearts that I had purchased from Joann’s.  I layered a couple of wooden ones and one tin heart and glued them all together with E6000 craft glue.  Then I added a vintage key and a little button for fun.

Next, I took a small square shadow box frame, that I had purchased, apart.  I threw out the blue insert paper and planned on covering the back of the frame with my vintage song sheet.

All I did to get the paper the right size for the frame back was to trace the back right onto the paper and cut it out.  Whenever, I need to glue paper flat, I like to use spray adhesive.  I sprayed this to the inside of the frame back and carefully laid my paper in place.  The glue grips right away so you need to be very careful as you are aligning the paper with the frame to get it right.

Then I glued my heart ensemble to the paper lined frame back.  I used my E6000 craft glue again for an extra strong hold.

I used tacky glue to add a little burlap interest to the bottom of the shadow insert.

Now it was time to put the all of the pieces back together!  And, this is what I ended up with for my shadow box valentine craft:

I’m not quite sure how I’m liking the burlap at the bottom.  What do you think?  Should it stay or should it go?

Happy Crafting!