I saw this glass heart ornament on a recent trip down memory lane – in a way. We took a day to revisit a city where we used to live. I ventured into a sweet little shop and found it waiting. I had no idea what I would do with it at the time.
Once home I deposited it on my desk where I saw it every day until it occurred to me that it really should be part of a special Valentine piece. I started with this unfinished box.
I added a texture of swirls and curves – just right for Valentine’s.
Then it was time to take the plunge and cut the hole for the glass heart.
And a sweet little frame to go around it.
Then it was time for paint. This is how I began.
Some transferred quotes for the edges and another frame for the inside.
The next few days I spent working on the itty bitty details for the inside including these well recognized candy heart boxes.
The next project was making some heart-shaped boxes (for chocolates!)
I spent quite a bit of time cutting out teeny weeny hearts – 72 in all.
There were also some tiny children’s Valentines and Victorian valentines – my favorite.
I had been saving this ornate heart-shaped frame – now I know why. It was the perfect spot for it.
Here is the Heartfelt Valentine box completed.
The Left Side
The Right Side
The Bear that Lives Inside . . .
(or perhaps just stands in front!)
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To all of you – Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!