I apologize for not being around for a few days. Dealing with my kitty's illness has been stressful and has sucked the energy right out of me. Mouse continues to get better although he's still very tired and not eating and drinking like he should. Daily visits to the Vet for treatment has been tiring for both him and me.
Over the past several days I have been doing mindless things that don't require much brain power. It was a perfect time to organize my button collection. No brain cells lost in that endeavor and my buttons haven't looked this organized in a long time.
I'd like to share a simple project that I started yesterday. The paper punching is the most time consuming part of this project. Once that part is done, the actual project moves along rather quickly. I've made refrigerator magnets and gift tags using this method before but these will be ornaments for my Christmas tree.
For this project, you will need an object that can be covered in paper. You will also need some paint, cardstock, paper punches and tacky glue.
I started by painting a wooden heart with a color that coordinates with the colors of paper that I have chosen. Most of the painted surface will be covered so you won't have to be too neat with your painting.
Punch out a good amount of flowers in two contrasting shades of paper using a floral paper punch. I used a 1/8-inch round paper punch for the flower centers. Glue flowers all over the heart using tacky glue, covering as much of the wooden surface as you can.
Voila! Here is a sampling of 3 of the 8 hearts I have completed.
I hope you try this quick and easy project. Enjoy.
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