By Candie Cooper from Candie Cooper’s Journal
I went a little crazy buying wooden hearts for painting and decorating. I love hearts. This one ended up with a glittery heartbeat that keeps time. Here’s how to make your own:
Gather one large wooden heart, paint brushes and your favorite Folk Art acrylic paints and glitter paints. You’ll also need a drill, clock kit and specific drill bit size (see clock kit package for size)
Doodle and dab paint onto the heart surface. Polka dots were created with a stencil spouncer. The gold stripes are with Martha Stewart gilding in gold (note-this is not a kid friendly product and so grown ups get to craft the stripes OR try Folk Art metallic gold which IS kid friendly). Now for the fun part! Brush a coat of Martha Stewart glitter paint over the surface.
The rustic clock piece was rescued in a pile of junk at a flea market. The clock kit you can pick up at a craft store.
Mark the hole placement in the center of the clock and drill. Be sure to double-check the clock kit instructions on drill bit size.
Connect the clock to the heart surface. You can hang the clock or prop it up on an easel.
This is a great reminder to take time and show love to everyone around you.