My "shabby chic" Valentines display should really be called shabby cheap. Because I made it with stuff I had lying around the house. I wish I could say I made it with stuff from my neatly organized craft room! But alas, that is not the case. (wow, I just used the word alas!)
It started with these frames I bought on clearance from The Picture People. The frames were green and pink, which was not going to work for displaying pictures of my boys. So I painted them white and then aged them with some black antiquing medium. While I was painting them I got to thinking about the fact that both frames have hearts at the top and that got me thinking of a Valentines display.
For the rectangle frame I painted cream hearts all over a piece of burlap. I have a heart punch so I used the negative side of the punch as a stencil.
In the circle frame is a piece of burlap with one cream heart in the center and a crown rub-on on top. Now having shown you this I have to tell you I do not recommend trying to use rub-ons on burlap. It didn't go on very cleanly and I had to touch it up with a little black paint.
BTW: I've read on several blogs that it is much easier to work with burlap if you spray it lightly with water first before cutting it and boy does it ever! For once I didn't have little, brown fuzz balls everywhere.