This is a blog post from way back in 2011, but I thought it was a really fun project so I hope you don't mind if I share it with you again!
Some of you have probably seen the idea of a tree full of hearts before.
But this tree tree has something unexpected!
I look forward to showing you....
I started with a package of wood hearts.
I then painted them pink.
Next I covered them with.........
I got the idea for trying an egg shell mosaic from the blog Can't Stop Making Things.
I used four eggs which I hard boiled. I then put them in the fridge overnight.
The next day I took the shells off and then removed the membrane from the shells.
It's a bit tedious, but I was sick when I made these so I didn't mind sitting and doing this
Next I covered a section of the heart with Mod Podge and put on pieces of egg shell.
Press down on the shell to flatten and crack it more.
Then do another section until the heart is covered.
I got impatient and ended up covering the heart with Mod Podge and then sprinkling the heart with egg shell then gently shaking off the excess. Like you would do with a glitter project.
Once the heart was covered and the bottom layer of Mod Podge was dry I placed a top coat of Mod Podge on the whole thing.
I still felt like the hearts were missing something.
So I covered them with some very pale pink nail polish to give them a little bit of glimmer.
The heart on the left has polish on it and the heart on the right does not.
I hot glued pink gingham ribbon on the hearts and hung them on a tree branch.
The branch is in a piece of floral foam inside the urn.
It's times like this when I wish I had a fancy camera and the skills to use such camera.
That way you could really see how pretty this looks in person.
The Valentine tree is sitting on a tray with some little books and a mercury glass bird.
A close up of a heart.
Can you see the bit of glimmer?
It was so fun to make a pretty Valentine's craft with such an unexpected element!
So put on a favorite TV show and get crackin'
Crackin', like cracked eggs?
I crack myself up!
Okay, sorry I'll stop.
Happy Valentine's day my loves!!