Friday, February 2, 2018

Vintage Valentine Heart Boxes

It has to be said...I'm obsessed with the line silicone moulds by Iron Orchid Designs!  They are absolutely brilliant and beautiful!  For this vintage Valentine box I used the Fleur mould and filled it with.....wait for glue!  Yup.  It was super easy and I didn't have to wait ages for my pieces to dry.   After a little paint and highlighting, these gorgeous boxes are ready for my Valentine!  This year, make something special for someone you love.  It doesn't even matter what it is!  Have fun and don't forget to Make Your Mark!

Yes, it's really hot glue!
Ready to fill with LOVE!
Watch how to make them here!
Heavy duty glue gun
Light duty glue gun
1.  Cut cardboard hearts that are about 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size
2. & 3.  Cut 1" wide cardboard strips and curve them by running them along a table edge
4.  Hot glue the 1" strips around one of the cardboard hearts at the very edge
*This is the top of the box
5.  Hot glue 1" strips around the other heart about 1/4" in from the edge
*This is the bottom of the heart
6.  Hot glue Mardi gras beads around the top and bottom edge of the top heart
7.  Fill the Iron Orchid Designs Fleur Mould with hot glue and let dry
8.  Use hot glue to adhere the moulded pieces to the top of the box in an arrangement you like
9.  Paint the box with Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Rouge
10.  Paint another box in metallic gold
*I like gold spray paint for this OR Americana Decor Metallics in Vintage Brass
11.  Paint on Vintage Effects Wash in Pink and use a rag to expose the details of the 
flowers while it's still wet
12. Brush DecoArt Metallic Lustres on the moulded flowers on the red box to bring out the details
 Sweet hearts!
Happy Valentine's Day!

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