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It is my favorite time of the month again when I get to join up with my besties and share with you another episode of The International Bloggers Club. This edition marks our one year anniversary since starting this special challenge and it has been an amazing hear full of fun projects and also a learning experience as we learn about each others’ countries.
For those of you who are new here, we are five bloggers who live in different parts of the world and we share our projects and traditions from each of our countries. This month we are focusing on Valentine’s Day and a Framed Heart Craft.
Here in Greece Valentine’s Day has only become popular since the 1980’s. We do not have a St. Valentine in the Greek Orthodox Church so it was a bit strange for us to celebrate him. But like so many other imports from the west, we have come to embrace this special day of romance.
The photos of the hearts are from Varvara’s shop, Wedding Planner Shabby Chic.
The young and not so young celebrate by exchanging gifts, flowers or candy. And as Greeks we always look for excuses to go out. In fact the taverns and restaurants are full on this special day.
Today I’m going to share a quick craft with you. Its a Framed Heart for Valentine’s Day. I started out using a frame that I already had. This was from my first project ever on the blog here. You can really use any old frame.
I simply popped out the wooden piece in the center. It was a piece of wood that had been decoupaged with a piece of fabric.
Being the lazy blogger that I am, I didn’t even bother to remove the original fabric, I just wrapped a red flowery fabric on top of the original. And then I popped it back in. The reason for this is because after Valentine’s Day is over I want my original floral artwork back. No point in gluing it and having to deal with that.
I then found two pieces of wire, I think they must have been from hangers, shaped into a hoop. I bent them into a heart shape. No perfection needed here.
And what did I do? Why I channeled my inner “Twine Lady” and let loose! I wrapped that heart in no time. And with the ends I made a bow on top. You all know how much I love using twine, I have a whole bunch of projects with it. I’ve even wrapped a storage unit, which you can see here.
Here you can see how the fabric looks with the frame. All I needed to do was secure the twine heart so it would hang in front.
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With a tiny white ribbon I was able to dangle the twine heart over the frame.
It’s simple with just the right amount of red!
A little distressing on the frame. Back in the day before I knew what sandpaper was I used a knife to do this. I certainly have come a long way.
The heart may be down to earth with the twine, but it is also strong. Is it a metaphor?
And that wraps it up for this edition of the Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge and my contribution of the Valentine’s Day Framed Heart Craft. How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day in your country? Do you do something out of the ordinary?
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And now hop on over to visit my four friends who have also written about the traditions in their countries. Simply click on the images below my name. If you’d like to see more past challenges click here.
More from the Int’l Bloggers Club:
15 Ways to Re-Purpose Old Clothes - The Boondocks Blog
Wednesday 23rd of June 2021
[…] calico skirt was used as a backdrop for the wire heart. You can really use anything at all as a backdrop in your […]
Ten Projects for A Special Valentine's Day - The Boondocks Blog
Monday 28th of December 2020
[…] to make and after you are done you can still use the frame and add something else in the front. Check out this recipe Sweet Bandana Pillow An easy no sew valentines day craft to make using a bandana. A pillow from […]
Repurposed Cordial Glasses and Saucers for a Spring Craft Pedestal -The Boondocks Blog
Wednesday 29th of April 2020
[…] and share different topics from their corner of the world. In the past we have talked about Valentine’s Day, and of course our special Gift Swap. This month we’re all about […]
Bookcases upcycled with Paint and Wrapping Paper - The Boondocks Blog
Monday 6th of April 2020
[…] If I get bored I simply remove the inserts. You know i do this all the time, as with my recent Framed Heart Craft and my Card […]
Monday 30th of January 2017
Mary, I think I would have loved your post, but your left hand pop up with P,F,twitter, google plus, etc. comes up and on a small screen computer blocks out both words and portions of photos. In fact it covers part of the line in the comment section and to move it to the right means the scroll bar disappears on the right hand side. Thought you would want to know.
Tuesday 31st of January 2017
Jackie I am so sorry to hear that. I don't know what to do. I usually try to keep the screen clutter free. Thanks for letting me know.