Here’s my problem with 99.9% of Valentine’s Day decorations; I hate them.
The over-the-top, garish, pink and red eye sores the stores try to pass off as decorations makes me feel a bit ill.
Pair that with my self declared color of the year and the copper leaf heart was born.
I started by painting a 30 inch x 30 inch piece of mdf white and free-handing a heart on it with a pencil.
These are the copper leafing, or gilding, supplies you’ll need. The Martha Stewart line is a little more expensive than other brands, but it is the easiest to use.
Before I started with the leafing, I stuck vinyl letters onto my board.
When brushing on the adhesive I followed the outline of the heart. I leafed my heart in thirds.
Once the heart was completely covered with the copper leafing and dry I peeled the vinyl letters off. Before pulling them off I traced around them with a pin so ensure clean lines around the letters.
Alison and I had a great time making our hearts together!
I absolutely love how it turned out!
I especially like that it’s not Valentine’s Day specific. I could decorate with it all year.
I decided to add other metallics to the mantel.
I’m a firm believer that disco balls go with EVERYTHING!
Until next time…..