Our part of the world here in Brisbane, Australia has been hit in the last few days by the wildest weather. Luckily we escaped any major issues. For some they have lost everything with the resulting floods, and my heart goes out to them.
Thankfully the weather fell over a long weekend to celebrate Australia Day. It meant people could cancel non-urgent travel and spend it out of the path of the cyclonic weather. We stayed indoors, watched movies and thankfully completed some long-standing projects.
I was able to get very organised and complete my Valentine’s Day present for the hubby. Today, I thought I would share it with you as it such a simple and effective Valentine’s Day project, that you too might want to make one for your other half for V-Day.
So firstly, I thought I would show you the inspiration for my artwork:
I fell in love with this bespoke artwork by Not on the High Street. It so beautifully records those places of significance in your relationship. I really wanted one but because the concept was so simple, I thought I would save myself the $400 price tag and make my own.
I already had a great large square frame and hanging spot that was yet to fulfill its true destiny. I had bought the frame from Ikea to help lighten our entrance (you can read about that post here), but I hadn’t found the right artwork to frame inside it.
Really, could this project have got any easier to start?!
After some googling and some cropping, I printed 9 maps on photo paper. Some of the places I chose for my artwork included: where we met, got married, honeymooned, traveled, bought our first home and where our children were born.
I cut these out using a heart template I printed off the net.
I stuck the hearts using double-sided tape to a piece of blue scrapbooking paper. I chose this colour as it ties in nicely with the colour of the feature wall in our hallway.
I mounted this in the frame and voila it was ready to hang.
It looks great and I really don’t want to take it down until Valentine’s Day. I think it might just have to be an early present.
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Thursday: House of Hepworths Delightful Order, Its a Keeper, The Frugal Girls, The 36th Avenue, Thrifty 101, A Glimpse Inside, Brambleberry Cottage, Bear Rabbit Bear, Michelle’s Tasty Creations and Crafty Ideas, Shabby Creek Cottage, Goings on in Texas, Happy Go Lucky, Raising Oranges, The Answer is Chocolate, The Taylor House, Crafty Scrappy Happy, Imparting Grace, Made in a Day, 52 Mantels, Loving This Crazy Life, Days of Chalk and Chocolate, Confessions of an ADD Housewife
Friday: The Shabby Nest, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, At the Picket Fence, Whipperberry, French Country Cottage, Thirty Handmade Days, Creation Corner, Finding Fabulous, Stuff and Nonsense, Fingerprints on the Fridge Naptime Crafters, While He Was Napping, My Romantic Home, Bacon Time With the Hungry, Hungry Hippo, Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons, Remodelaholic, Happy Hour Projects, Simply Designing, Simply Sweet Home, Tidy Mom, Young and Crafty, Serenity Now , Life as Mom, At the Picket Fence, Tatertots and Jello, Craft Junkie Too, A Little Knick Knack, Blissful and Domestic, Maiden D’Shade, Petites Passions, Bubbly Nature Creations, Here Comes the Sun, Liz Marie Blog, THe Grant Life, Craftionary, Redoux Interior, Common Ground, Just Us Four, Delicate Construction, AKA Designs, Family Ever After,
Saturday: Be Different Act Normal, The Girl Creative , Funky Junk Interiors , A Vision to Remember, Positively Splendid , Its Overflowing, Natasha in Oz, Shaken Together, Homemaker in Heels, Addicted to Decorating
Sunday: A Rosie Sweet Home, I Heart Naptime, Under the Table Dreaming, DIY Showoff, Nifty Thrift Things, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Homemaker on a Dime, DIY Home Sweet Home, Cherished Treasures, My 1929 Charmer