January 17, 2013

Hearts on Our Sleeves: Heart Stamped DIY





Howdy, howdy!

First off, wow, thank you all so much for your encouragement on my upcoming book! Knowing you're all behind me makes it so much more worth it. :O) I can't wait!!

Secondly: we made some little heart shirts. It was fun. I have this thing about holiday crafts: I always get so excited before each holiday, my mind reeling with all kinds of project ideas and then...all of a sudden it's Christmas and I've done squat. Ugh! Well. As soon as Valentine's season started (um, hi, it's in less than a month) I promised myself I would make at least one heart themed project. And yesterday I did it! We used hearts!! Take that, procrastination!


It was a quickie project, but it still counts. Wanna try one?
All we did is draw a heart on a round sponge brush and cut out around it (cut all the way down to the bottom of the sponge) then use it to stamp acrylic paint hearts on in rows on shirts with papers stuffed in between the layers. On Paige's I used a tiny paintbrush to write "XOXO", "HUG" and "LOVE" on some of the hearts to make them look like little conversation heart candies. (Sidenote: when did the phrases on those get so pathetic? "text me", "friend me", "let's ride"? Come on now.) I also let her stamp the hearts on her shirt, which is why some of them, um, aren't as heart shaped as you might expect a heart to be. ;o)






Scary face:


You could also use a cardboard stencil to get the same effect as per this super cute tutorial from My Little Secrets Blog.

One Valentine's Day themed project: done! Let's see if I can manage any more before the actual day comes. :o)

Have a great day!

Love,
Disney




20 comments:

  1. love it!!!!
    thank you and happy weekend,
    xxx Alessandra

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  2. I love it! So simple and cute! I've got to try this!

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  3. Creative and adorable! I love how you added the text too <3

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  4. Super cute idea - love the colour you used on the white T...J

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  5. I was wondering if the acrylic paint would wash off. I have heard once it dries it is permernant but just curious how yours went in the wash.... :D

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  6. So cute (the hearts and the photos). Love all the hearts.

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  7. Adorable!! I have just been thinking about doing some kind of stamping project with my kids! (We homeschool so this is "Art"!). This might just be the perfect inspiration! :-)

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  8. Love this! I've been wanting a shirt like this so now I'm going to DIY it!

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  9. Love it & the link to My Little Secrets blog-2 great ideas. Thanks.

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  10. Oh you girls with your adorable matching pink cardis - stop being so cute! Also, you picked the very best shade of minty green for those hearts!

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  11. I really like your bangs.
    Congratulations on writing your book!
    Shirley Sentel

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  12. SO cute -- and you'd never know they were handmade! Love them!

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  13. I love hand-stamped fabric, and I love heart prints... these are adorable! I'll probably try this out myself soon. =)

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  14. I love this photoshoot and the graphics. Fun!

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  15. What a simple, yet brilliant, idea! Love it.

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  16. I love both yours & Paige's bangs! They're adorable! And I am so excited whenever you do a new blog post :)

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  17. I really love all the fun projectss you do with your daughter. I really need to take more one on one time with mine. Love your blog!

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  18. Hey Disney I was wondering if it would be alright if I put a picture with a link to your post. I've been doing a Valentines Day series and I love your idea!

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  19. Thanks for sharing, I drew colorful hearts at my girls' white chairs. They are very happy!

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