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Glittery Heart Party Centerpiece

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
Your Valentine's Party will really sparkle with these sweet, hand-crafted decorations and favors!
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Red, 2 oz.
Item #2792
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$2.49

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Hologram, 2 oz.
Item #2796
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$2.49

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lipstick Red, 2 oz.
Item #437
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Ballet Pink, 2 oz.
Item #438
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Purple Lilac, 2 oz.
Item #439
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

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Other Supplies
2 pkgs. of 4 piece wooden heart cutouts
1 small wooden heart cutout
Five 1/8" dowels
Tape
White posterboard
Large coffee can or round container
Styrofoam™ block
White tissue paper
Scissors
Sheer white ribbon
Hot glue gun
Ruler
Pencil
Flat 1/2" brush
No. 2 script liner

Instructions

  1. Cut a 12" piece of posterboard; wrap around the round container and cut away excess, allowing a 1" overlap.
  2. Randomly draw 2" circles over poster board; paint circles Lipstick Red.
  3. When dry, paint circles Red Extreme Glitter. Repeat until desired sparkle is achieved. Let dry.
  4. Cut slits about 3" long at the top of the poster board. Wrap the posterboard around the container and tape in place. Use a pencil to curl the slits at the top.
  5. Paint a 2" strip of posterboard Purple Lilac. When dry, use the end of a paintbrush to apply Wicker White dots. When dry, cover entire strip Hologram Extreme Glitter. When dry, wrap around the center of container; hot glue into place.
  6. Basecoat one small and two larger heart cutouts Ballet Pink.
  7. Paint 2 large hearts Lipstick Red and one Lilac Purple.
  8. Add 3/4" Wicker White dots to the Ballet Pink and Purple Lilac. Paint the 3 pink hearts and 1 purple heart with Hologram Extreme Glitter. Allow to dry.
  9. Apply Red Extreme Glitter to red hearts. Allow to dry.
  10. Paint "Be" on one red heart and "Mine" on the other using linear brush and thinned Wicker White. Hot glue the 1/8" dowels to each of the hearts.
  11. Paint a smaller red heart onto the small wooden pink heart and then add Red Extreme Glitter on top of the red paint. Once the Red Extreme Glitter is dry, add white dots using the end of a paint brush.
  12. Add a sheer white bow. Hot glue it onto the Purple Lilac strip in the center of vase.
  13. Make a paper flower out of the tissue paper by using 2 large sheets cut into fourths (8 small squares). Fold the tissue paper like a fan; add a wire in the middle to hold it down. Cut each end of the folded paper into a point. Start separating each piece and pulling it towards the center. Once the flower is done set aside.
  14. Hot glue the Styrofoam™ block into the bottom of container. Add some glue onto the Styrofoam™ block and hot glue the flower onto it. Tie white sheer ribbons around each heart and then stick them into the Styrofoam™. Tip: After the party, use the hearts as plant pokes.
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