Layered Confetti Heart {a tutorial}

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I’m currently working on sprucing up our bedroom, and I wanted an inexpensive piece of art to display on our dresser. I LOVE the confetti trend that’s out there now–it’s fun, it’s festive, and, most importantly, even a non-artist like myself can do it, so I came up with this simple, mod podged confetti heart! Keep reading for the how-to!

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Materials:
Mod Podge
3/4″ circle punch
scrap paper
5×7 flat canvas
foam brush
frame (used this Ribba frame from Ikea)
gold Sharpie (optional)
washi tape (optional)

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Step 1: Decide on your color scheme, and start punching out circles. I really love the contrast of using plain cardstock, vellum, glitter cardstock and gold foil sheets. You can also do this with patterned paper or wrapping paper! I used approximately 30 circles for my heart, of course, you can always cut out more if you need to.

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Step 2: Now I’d love to be one of those people who could freehand a perfectly shaped, symmetrical heart..but I’m not. So I cut out a heart out of scrap paper, and traced it onto my canvas. Obviously, feel free to freehand it if you’re more talented than moi. icon smile Layered Confetti Heart {a tutorial}

After tracing your heart, apply a layer of Mod Podge and start adding and layering circles. I started with the heart’s perimeter and worked my way to the center.

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Step 3: Once dry, apply 2-3 layers of Mod Podge to seal, allowing your canvas to dry well in between coats.

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Step 4: And you’re done! But if you want to take your craftiness a step further and add some glam to your plain jane picture frame, just grab a sharpie and add a border around the inside of the mat like so…

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I also took washi tape and created some pretty decorative corners around the corners of the frame.

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Have a lovely day!

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office chair makeover {a tutorial}

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I recently shared my craft room makeover with you all, and one of my favorite parts of the space is my updated office chair in shades of pink, gray and white. I don’t know why, but I’ve been drawn to pink more lately, and I’ve especially been drawn to it in this space, that is all my own and can be as girly and fun as I’d like.

Anyway, waaay back when on the blog, four years ago, to be exact, I shared this post when I turned a dated, standard office chair into this:

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I do still love the red and blue fabric I used, but, alas, it was time for something different. Here’s how I did it:

Materials:
fabric (can be quilting or home décor weight)
hot glue gun or upholstery stapler

Step 1: I used about a yard of home décor weight fabric for this makeover. I began by taking the original fabric off the top part of the chair (the frame just pops off, so I didn’t hot glue it or anything last time and it held just fine), and cut out a piece of fabric the same size to recover with.

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Step 2: Unsnap the top of the chair, take your fabric and tuck it into the back of the chair. You’ll probably need a dowel or popsicle stick to stretch and pull the fabric taut. Once taut, the chair easily snaps back together again.

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Step 3: And now it’s time to tackle the seat of the chair. I just laid the seat (it unscrews from the chair frame), facedown, on top of my fabric, cut out a square of fabric a bit bigger than I thought I’d need, and began by hot gluing the four edges down on top of the cardboard backing.

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Next, it’s time to fold the corners (similar to how you wrap a gift), and hot glue down.

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Rescrew the seat back down, and you’re done! Here’s the chair in all it’s glory…isn’t she lovely?

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Thanks for reading!

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paper rosettes {a tutorial}

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From last week’s craft room tour, you may remember the paper rosettes hanging on either side of the window. They were a last minute addition, but I’m so glad I took the time to make and hang them–they add such a fun, creative element to the space, don’t you think?

They were much easier to make than I thought–I created all dozen or so of them in the space of a couple of How I Met Your Mother episodes on Netflix. Want to make some of your own? Here’s how I did it…

Materials:
scrapbook paper
hot glue
scissors (to create different sizes, if desired)

Step 1: Choose your scrapbook paper (I went with shades of pink, blue, gray, and black and white). For each rosette, three sheets of scrapbook paper is ideal, but you can get away with two sheets if you’d like (I’ll show you the difference between using two or three sheets later in the post)! The tutorial below shows a rosette created with two sheets of paper.

Take each sheet of scrapbook paper and fold it accordion style.

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Step 2: Take each accordion-folded sheet of paper, and fold it in half. Then, using hot glue, attach the two inner pieces of paper so that, once dry, they’ll look like the example below…

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Step 3:  You’ll now need to take your two (or three) fan-shaped pieces and hot glue them together to form your rosette. First, lay your two pieces side by side, take the ends where they meet, and hot glue them together (as in top picture below). Once secure, open each side of the rosette until the sides meet again (see second picture below), and hot glue them together.

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And that’s it! You can see the difference between using two sheets of scrapbook paper and using three sheets in the picture below…the black and white one used three sheets, and is therefore a bit fuller than the striped one below it with two sheets.

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 Thanks for reading!

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