♥♥♥ Love me a Burlap Photo Heart Garland
Now I must admit a black and khaki photo heart garland doesn’t sound all that Valentine-ish [Is that a word?] but seeing is believing. What do you think?
January Burlap Craft-Burlap Photo Heart Garland
For this garland I used 4 large hearts which I cut from cardboard [cereal boxes] and then covered with khaki burlap. [Heart Pattern is the Creative Memories Plastic Pattern]
I Glued the burlap on with mod podge and then mod podged over the burlap and let it dry.
I cut a 22″ long strip of 1 -3/4 ” wide burlap on the bias with my welting stick. That way it would only ravel a little and not fall apart.
Fold it in half and Iron it down the middle to make it thicker and stronger. Kinda like burlap bias tape.
Glued that to the back edge of the cardboard heart with a glue gun. Make sure you glue the ravelled edge toward the outside so it has that shabby burlap look.I punched the holes for the cord with a standard hole punch but I think I need one that is a bit more heavy-duty if I am going to continue to punch through cardboard and burlap!!
I have all these great black and white shots of the grands and this was the perfect opportunity to use them! Each picture was double matted on gray houndstooth paper and then black cardstock Love a double matt.
The pictures are held on by bulldog clips which I glued a burlap knotted tied piece on and then glued a letter to each one of them. I tied several pieces of black embroidery floss to each letter to make a bow and then hot glued it to the clip over the burlap. LOVE IT. I then threaded my black cord through the back for hanging.
Although this is a Valentine’s Project, gift, it can stay hanging all year because of the neutral colors. The pictures can be changed out with the seasons or as the child grows.Black and Khaki is always a wonderful vintage contrast and I think it really brings out the best in these black and white photo shots. Black and Khaki create an elegant some what traditional look when used without any other color. My new favorite combinations for sure.. Here is a single heart, same supplies just one heart to hang.
You can do so much with this design idea, just use your imagination and make it personal with the photos! I have this burlap photo heart garland hanging in my living room and I know I will leave it up all year and simply change out the photos!
Red Burlap Heart Garland
This is my simple red Valentine’s Burlap Heart Garland a post I did in 2013. Still love it for its simplicity!
This traditional red burlap heart garland tutorial can be found HERE
I hope you enjoyed Burlap Monday and will make a special burlap photo heart garland or frame for someone on Valentine’s Day! Be sure and come back next month to see what we are making in February!