I have a list of furniture projects and room makeovers and other big projects that is growing by the day, but lately I just can't seem to get myself motivated to do anything beyond quick projects I can do in front of the TV. I blame it on this endless winter. Seriously, I'm feeling like Spring and Summer may never come. So I bring you yet another very simple, very quick project.
I know this is another heart project, but this one is actually for the gallery wall in my daughter's room and could easily be done in any shape you want. As it happens, this ended up something completely different than what I set out to do.
I originally started out with all of this and had planned a piece with lots of different flowers in different textures and fabrics, but after trying for about an hour to get it to look the way I wanted to no avail, I abandoned the original plan and...
...simplified. I had some grapevine wire which was originally intended for another project FAIL. And that's about all you'll need. Grapevine wire (found on the floral aisle of your craft store), a piece of fabric, a canvas, needle and thread/string. Frame is optional.
Wrap your canvas with fabric.
Print or draw your shape on paper and cut out the shape to use as a template, unless you're more talented than me and can just freehand it. (I got my asymmetrical heart on Pic Monkey.)
Use your template to bend your wire into your shape. This wire is pretty stiff and may require a little husbandly help to hold it in place while you bend. Once shaped, it holds though and you can resume working on your own.
Grab a needle and thread and tack your heart down to the canvas with a simple stitch--I'm not a sewer, so I'm not sure what the technical name would be for this stitch, but I think you get the idea here: up and down, as close to the wire as possible. As you can see, I tacked it down all the way around and then went back and added some "filler" stitches.
If you've been around here a while, you may recognize this wall and though it's undergone a few changes, I have to be honest and say that the jury is still out on it. Something about it just isn't feeling right to me. But I am loving this new little piece of art, so I'm sure whatever the fate of the wall, the picture will still have a home in the room somewhere.