This project is all about details .. It can be on display year round in your house and it can be also awesome Christmas ornament. If you follow me for some time you do know that I love details and try incorporate them into all my projects. I love element of surprise. Since I am always dealing with molds and have lots of them on hand ready made I decided to put them into a heart shape. Are you ready for some vintage cardboard heart project? Grab your hot glue and molds and let’s have fun in this diy!
Supplies needed to make a heart
- napkin ply’s
- silicone molds
- dark wax
- gilding gold wax
- satin ribbon
- hot glue
(check details below for all supplies)
Vintage Cardboard Heart diy
Grab your cardboard and Cut out a shape of your heart. I chose to paint my cardboard just in case but this step is optional.
Silicone molds trim shown below is my favorite of all time. Yes you can use salt dough and clay to fill them up but then there is a drying time. I like to jump on my project asap so hot glue was my medium to use. Fill your molds with hot glue making sure there is no bubbles in the process. Make sure to shake your mold every time you squart some hot glue. As you know hot glue takes seconds to cool off and your pieces are ready to work with on any surface.
As with everything I try to waste as little as I can so decided to use according to pieces I had on hand first. Of course to complicate things I decided to use my hot glue pieces from my silicone trim in all different directions.
My cardboard heart diy is going to look awesome! Installation is super easy . just hot glue your hot glue trim to your cardboard..lol
Decided to put them on angle and then fill in. As you can see my hot glue trim pieces were longer than my cardboard heart so all is easy cut with scissors
Love me my silicone molds vintage like heart diy!
to camouflage back of my heart I decided apply napkin ply’s to create some interest . Tried to make sure sides of heart was covered with napkin ply’s too.
There are so many fun projects you can do with napkin PLy’s. Make sure to check this post HERE
Make sure that application of your napkin ply’s is wrinkly so it will go with other side of your cardboard heart diy. As I am thinking about it .. I could of put my faux rice paper on the back of it .
Napkin ply’ on the back
Make sure to check this blog post HERE to see what else can you do with napkin ply’s
When all mod podge is dry .. time to take care of molds. I like to paint them solid color with chalk paint and then work my way up. Just because all is made out of hot glue that you dont want to dry with heat gun i decided to make a bow
How to make easy satin Mama bow
This is a bow my Mom taught me and it is always perfect. All you need to do is put string or in my case pearls ribbon down and loop your ribbon on it . What I like to do is to make my second look smaller to bring a bit of dimension. Tie all together.
Time to take care of our cardboard vintage heart. Just because I do do have dark wax I decided to use that but that can be also done with darker color paint dry brushed gently over it.
Dark wax not only protects my paint but also brings a lot of character to my heart. Even though I like it look dark I decided to take a paper towels and wipe all off . Surface is bumpy so some areas dont come out clean and leave that dark vintage look on raised pieces
Love to decorate house with hearts. Must see this project HERE with super easy drop cloth flower
A bit of wiping with dry paper towels and all looks so perfect. Not going to lie my silicone molds diy looks awesome!
Vintage silicone molds heart diy perfect idea for the ornament even Christmas
HERE is another awesome mold project! Did I tell you I love mixed media and project with silicone molds? If not I said it loud and clear
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