This Key to My Heart Decor DIY would make a sweet gift! This is a sponsored post with Xyron and Derwent.
I have a soft spot for mixed media pieces, and I really want to push myself to experiment more with this style. I certainly have the stash of ephemera and other vintage items to make it happen! Today I’m sharing a key to my heart decor DIY idea that would make a thoughful gift. Instead of finding the perfect patterned paper, I made my own using stamps and colored pencils from Derwent.
Supplies Used to make this Key to My Heart Decor DIY: (affiliate links included)
- Derwent Sketch Book, Big Book Drawing Pad Hard Cover
- Derwent Colored Pencils Metal Tin, 24 Count
- Xyron Tape Runner with Forty Feet of Adhesive
- Xyron Sticker Maker “X” 1.5 inch
- Prima Marketing Finnabair Clear Stamp 2.5 x 3″-Wire Net
- Tim Holtz Stamp, Purely Random
- One inch wood cube
- Foam core board
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Evergree, Walnut Stain
- Metal Keyholes with Long Fasteners by Tim Holtz Idea-ology, 5 Keyholes
- Wood Spool
- Hot Glue
Step one: Use the chicken wire stamp on the paper. Use various colors to fill in each of the diamonds, creating a grungy Harlequin print background for the project.
Step two: Trace the sides of the wood cube on the paper. Color in the squares lightly with various colors. Stamp over the squares with the “love” text stamp.
Step three: Cut out the squares and run them through the Xyron sticker maker. Attach them to the sides of the wood cube. Use the stamp pad to distress the edges with ink.
Step four: Draw a heart shape on the back of the paper from step 1. Cut out two hearts. Trace the shape on a piece of foam core board and cut out that heart using a craft knife.
Step five: Use the Xyron tape runner to attach the colored hearts to both sides of the foam core board.
Step six: Roll a piece of ribbon through the sticker maker and attach it to the edges of the heart. Trim off the excess ribbon and distress the edges with ink.
Step seven: Roll the key hole metal piece through the sticker maker (it will fit! Give it a little push!). Stick it on the front of the heart. Push the brads into the paper and foam. I had to trim the ends of the brads so they wouldn’t poke to the other side.
Step eight: Hot glue a scrap of ribbon to the wood spool. Hot glue the spool on top of the cube, and glue the heart on top of the spool.
Since we made the heart from foam core board it is super light and balances easily on top of the little spool. I added a vintage key to the piece to complete the sentiment. This “key to my heart” decor diy would make an artsy anniversary gift, don’t you think?
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