DIY Valentine Art + Lucite Frames

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

DIY Valentine Art + Lucite Frames

Here is a simple project for diy Valentine art using lucite frames. I love these Lucite frames from Crate & Barrel.  For the large piece I cut the watercolor paper to the right size (6 x 8) and then painted stripes.  I usually paint and then cut the paper, but I wanted it to look like it was for this specific piece.  For the small frame, I used a heart punch and cut out hearts creating tiny abstract hearts as you move around the paper.  I’ve saved “love notes” from my kids over the years.  These of course were from when they were tiny—and they make me so happy.  So why not preserve them and frame them?  Together they create a little Valentine art.

DIY Valentine Art

Paint stripes or an abstract on paper cut to fit the frame.

DIY Valentine Art

With the leftover scraps, cut out hearts using the punch.  As you cut one row, cut the paper and start again moving and rotating the punch in different directions to create unique painted hearts like these.

DIY Valentine Art + Lucite Frames

These Lucite Frames come in several sizes and it takes about 2 seconds to frame a piece of art, notes, cards or photos.  It’s easy to change them out and mix things up.

DIY Valentine Art + Lucite Frames

DIY Valentine Art + Painted Stone Fireplace

Having a black and white house makes it especially easy to decorate for any holiday.  I always use Cloud White Paint by Benjamin Moore and you can read more about our painted stone fireplace here and here.

 

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