Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hardware Valentine Art

Obviously, badassery like this has no timeline. 


Which is why I can be perfectly confident showing you this Valentine's Day craft a good, solid week after Valentine's Day. 


The whole idea came from when I made these during Christmas time. 


And while I still might make some super sweet all-pearly ones next time, I was really feeling like I wanted to toughen it up around here. Look at all that sugar!


So here's what I did (it was super easy!):

I painted some canvases. Then I traced on some heart shapes that I had cut out of white paper.


I tacky glued on some stainless steel flat washers and some hex nuts. You know, for the badassery part.


I can't be the only one who cruises/drags her children up and down the aisles of Lowe's looking for art materials. 


Then I tacky glued on some pearly beads. You know, for the sweet part.

Nuts and Washers and Pearls, oh my!


This canvas represents my kids. Because I'm all deep like that.


Then I made a Mama heart.


And a Daddy heart.


Then I stuck them all in frames. Wait. No. I TRIED to stick them all in frames.

Here's where being a cheapskate bites me in the butt. As it does quite often.  

I bought the 8 x 10 canvases on sale at Michaels. 
I bought the 8 x 10 white frames on sale at Michaels. 
Now, wouldn't you THINK that 8 x 10 canvases should fit into 8 x 10 frames? Because it turns out that I don't live in a world where they do. 
Only one actually fit and I had to shove that stupid thing in with all my cheapskate might.

This one fits:


These don't. I know they look like they do, because I'm all kinds of magical like that...


Look closer....


This is what I expect the canvas-in-frame world to be like:


This is what I get:


If I'm not cussing up a storm at some point during the craft making, then... 

Well, then it would just be easier, but whatever. I'm already over it.

Because look at how cool they are! When people come over to my house, and they see the hearts, and then they do a double take, and then they realize what the hearts are actually made of... You can almost hear them thinking... "Well now, there is definitely some Sweet Badassery going on around here." 

or maybe they're thinking... "Dude! Buy a freakin' frame that fits! Cheapskate!"

Ha Ha! I DON'T CARE! 

BAD.ASS.ER.Y.


It's kind of awesome.


6 comments:

Momma C said...

This is a really nifty idea! Nice job! =]

Ali Richardson said...

SO SO so SO cool! You're "nuts."

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

I LOVE this! (And the punny comments!) So fun and I totally want to make a Lowe's run... : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

This is all kinds of awesome, including the way you write! LOVE the combo of tough and sweet, and in your heart project, too. You made me laff, thank you. And I've pinned you. Thank you again.

Megan said...

I love the hearts, but your ornaments are even more fabulous!

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Crafty Mischief said...

These are so awesome I can hardly stand it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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