Check out what I made! I bought three 1/4 inch thick by 36" long. I painted one this beautiful pearl purple by Martha Stewart and the ends of the other two. After they were dry, I glued them together so it was a total of 3/4" thick.
I traced and cut a bunch of hearts on lots of different card stock paper. I just made the heart shape that I liked and then traced and cut. Traced and cut. Traced and cut. Over and over. I watched a bunch of The Bachelor and a couple movies.
I laid them out on the floor and found a pattern that I liked and then took them to the sewing machine.
I left a tail of about 18-20" for ties and then I started putting the sewing machine and started sewing. After I got through the heart, I'd leave a few inches and then sew another heart. I'd do that over and over until I was done with the string.
After I had all of the strings put together, I started to tie them to the painted stick.
Then I hot glued lace to help hide the threads and to give it a cute, finished look. I made sure the lace went around to the back a couple inches.
And for a total of about $8.50, for the sticks that I picked up at JoAnn's and the heart lace (I used paper that I already had in my stash), I made this cute, girly decoration.
If you make one, I'd love to see your take on it. Send me a pic!
I think it's so super cute. I'm thinking about doing something like this but with STARS for my music studio next year! Super inexpensive and great impact on a wall!