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« on: April 27, 2011 07:41:45 PM »

This last valentines day I wanted to make my husband something.  I scoured for ideas here and other places and in my inspiration ultimately came from  Martha.  My original thought was to do something with reason's I love him.  A long time ago I gave him a bag full of Riesen's candies and each had a tag hanging off of them had "reasons" I loved him.  Get it?  Reasons on Riesens?  Anyway.  So I kinda wanted a throw back of that idea.  I wanted to do something that hung off the ceiling in the living room in our tiny apartment.  Ultimately I decided on this:


They are hearts made from wax paper with shaved bits of crayons melted in between from an iron.  I got the crayons for really cheap at Michael's and I only used the pinks, purples, reds, grays, silvers and whites (you know, valentine's colors).  The tute from Martha is above.  On each heart I wrote things I loved about him and us as a couple.  BTW sharpies are really difficult to use on wax paper.  The wax paper kinda ruin's 'em, too.  Perhaps a paint pen would have worked better, but I'm not sure.  I measured the height of our sliding window and taped 10 hearts onto a strand of fishing line, leaving extra line to tie to the top.  I made a little sign and attached it to the top.  Wa-la!  Its done!


Here is a close-up of the sign that went ontop.


Some of them read: "our differences", "reading together"


 And: "That you love me"


And: "Being a nerd w/ you"

The sun was shining brightly when I put them up.  They looked really pretty.  Kinda like stained glass hearts.  After each sheet of melted crayons I would hold them up towards the window and smile.  So pretty!  I hope you all like them and they bring you inspiration!  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011 08:00:22 PM »

that is super cute!  what a wonderful idea!
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011 09:25:44 PM »

Beautifully-done and so easy to apply to other uses!
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011 02:16:01 AM »

Adorable Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011 11:04:25 AM »

Thanks everyone!  ^_^

Beautifully-done and so easy to apply to other uses!
That is very true, kcart!  I made so many hearts and have a bunch that I didn't write anything on.  They could be used on cards, scrapbooking and other crafts, too!  I haven't found a use for them yet, but I will!  I think once we get tired of them being up I will take them off the lines and punch a hole in the corner and make a little book out of them for saving purposes.  We took a couple strands down so that we can get in & out of that door easier.  Tongue
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cute idea...
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