This is a Valentine project but I need to start this post by talking about coffee because they relate. We love coffee, I think my husband likes it a lot more than what I do. He used to have a cup of coffee at any given time during the day, of course many times I joined in for a cup or two, but lately and I might say due to age and the fact that it was making him feel more hyper than what he already is, our consumption has diminished.
So, how does this project relate to coffee? this is the answer:
The coffee cupsI buy this kind of coffee cups that he mainly uses while he drives to work, even though I've seen him using them when he's home too, and that's the thing! When he's home he doesn't use the lids, which leaves me with tons of them left over. So that's what I used:
Paint the lids white (I used acrylic paints), and cover the inside circle by hot-gluing a piece of burlap on it.
Shims are used to create the board, they were remnants from my Sunburst mirror project. They are also hot-glued onto the back of a cardboard poster in a zig-zag pattern, beginning at the center of the board. Cover all the board.
Flip the poster board. Using a jig-saw cut all along the board lines the pieces of shim that stick out.
You're going to end up with a nice wooden surface (this alone will be a nice background when taking pictures). For now, bring the lids and arrange them in a heart shape pattern.
It was too simple for my like.
So, I got some yarn to delineate the heart shape a bit better.
Go all around three times, add the l o v e letters...
A heart stamp in the center lid and you're done!
Check how it looks on my mantel right HERE.
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