I had another frame and more felt flowers from Tuesday Morning. So, I decided to do another little framed decor piece. I also used the rest of the white backing I used when I made my felt flower ring décor piece. You can check out that design here.
For this piece I made a little wooden house and heart to go inside. It is simple but elegant. If you would like these designs I made, you can get them for free from my library. Just click on the button below.
- Frame if desired. It also looks nice without a frame.
- Background. This can also be made out of popsicle sticks. Dollar tree also has some nice wooden squares that come in a 6 pack. These would also make a nice background.
- Paint for the house and heart. If you are making your own background, then you will probably need some paint for that as well.
- My heart and house design found in my library. I cut mine out on wood with my Glowforge, but a Cricut machine should also be able to cut these shapes out of wood.
- Felt flower and leaves. You could also make paper flowers instead if desired.
Before you cut the house and heart shapes out, measure to insure they are the correct size for your frame and background piece. Once everything is measured and to your liking, cut the heart and house shapes out. Then paint the house and the heart. I chose a dark brown for the house and a light pink for the heart, but feel free to make it your own. If you need to make your backing, then do so now.
If you are making a backing out of popsicle sticks, then I would cut the rounded ends off of both sides of the popsicle sticks. Measure how long and tall you need your background piece to be, then cut the popsicle sticks to size. Place a small amount of glue, I recommend wood glue, between each of the popsicle sticks and glue them together. Then place a few popsicle sticks on the back side of your background piece in the opposite direction of the others. These pieces will go directly on top of the other popsicle sticks to help keep the others together and strengthen them. Then paint your background once everything is glued in place and dry.
If you are using one of the wooden squares from the dollar tree 6 pack, I believe they are 4.5 x 4.5 inches, then you could engrave the horizontal lines into your wood, or place a decorative piece of paper on the wood square. An easy way to place the decorative paper is to apply mod podge to the wood square, then place the decorative paper directly on top of the wood and mod podge. Next apply another layer of mod podge directly on to the decorative paper. Once the mod podge dries you can use scissors or an exacto knife to cut off any extra paper that sticks over the edge of the wood.
Once everything is dry glue the house and heart to your backing. Make sure to account for the frame if you are using one. I used wood glue, but other types of glue should also work just fine. Once these were dry, I used gorilla glue to add my leaves followed by my flower. I chose only to do one flower to keep this design simple. Once this is dry you can put your piece in the frame and enjoy. I have my piece sitting on a shelf, but it would also look nice hanging on a wall.