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Collaged Heart Ornament

By: Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel and her years living in China.  Candie is the author of "Metalworking 101 for Beaders"(Lark Books 2009), "Felted Jewelry" (Lark Books 2007), and "Designer Needle Felting" (Lark Books 2007).  Currently she's creating designs for a variety of companies in the craft industry as well as for craft and jewelry-making publications.  Candie teaches workshops both nationally and internationally and has appeared on the Public Television series "Beads, Baubles and Jewels" as well as co-host for "Hands On."  She earned a Bachelor's degree in Art Education and Fine Arts from Purdue University.  For a further peek at her creative life, please visit www.candiecooper.com.
Mod Podge your favorite paper scraps to make a playful heart ornament with button and leaf embellishments!
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Supplies

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  • Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
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Other Supplies
Plaid Jewelry Select Strands #35585 Filigree Leaves
Glass heart ornament
Scrap Papers
Ribbon or twine
Hot glue
Scissors
Button
Jump Rings

Instructions

  1. Trace around the heart ornament onto a decorative paper. I used dictionary paper because it’s thin and I like the text. 
  2. Paint a coat of Mod Podge to the back of the heart ornament and set the heart in place. Seal it with a coat of Mod Podge. 
  3. Cut a heart to fit the front of the ornament, but make it slightly smaller so you can see the Mod Podged heart in the back. Optionally, you can cut a second heart that is even smaller to go on top of the last one. Building layers like this is what makes this ornament fun. 
  4. Mod Podge the heart(s) to the front of the ornament and leave to dry. Glue a button to the center of the heart with hot glue. 
  5. Thread a piece of twine through the hanger on the ornament and tie in an overhand knot. 
  6. Attach the filigree leaves to the hanger and twine piece with jump rings. Simply open the jump rings from side to side, hang the leaf and connect to twine and hanger wherever you like, then close the ring. I like to use large jump rings so I can open them with my fingers versus tools. 
Project Tip: Color copied photos cut into heart shapes would be fun for this ornament as well.
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