DIY Valentine's Shaker Wall Hanging

I'm getting ready for Valentines Day by making a DIY shaker home decor piece to hang on my wall.  To be truthful, I was going to gift this to my friend, but I can't part with it.  Is that bad?  Don't judge me...haaaaaaaa.  We all fall in love with some pieces and can't part with them.  

I actually bought a  Hanging wood wall decor piece from Hobby Lobby that said, "You are so loved".  Half price too!  Can't beat that. 

The sign started off good but I knew I could make it better by gussying with chipboard from Creative Embellishments  and cheery shaker mix Buttons Galore and More.   


Friday, January 17, 2020

Love - DIY Shaker Home Decor Wall Hanging

DIY Valentines Day Shaker Wall Hanging

I'm getting ready for Valentines Day by making a DIY shaker home decor piece to hang on my wall.  To be truthful, I was going to gift this to my friend, but I can't part with it.  Is that bad?  Don't judge me...haaaaaaaa.  We all fall in love with some pieces and can't part with them.  

I actually bought a  Hanging wood wall decor piece from Hobby Lobby that said, "You are so loved".  Half price too!  Can't beat that. 

The sign started off good but I knew I could make it better by gussying with chipboard from Creative Embellishments  and cheery shaker mix Buttons Galore and More.   
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I combined the "Love Makes the World Go Round" chipboard  wreath and veneer Conversation Hearts from Creative Embellishments to decorate my piece.  The wreath with cream acrylic paint and topped with Crackle Accents - Crackle Medium.  
Every fun shaker needs cool fabulous shaker mix.  I used mix from Buttons Galore and More to bedazzle my wall hanging. 


If you are like me, I have fore er been frustrated using beads and even sequins on my work.  Pike it up and the beads and sequins flake off to the floor top sweep up.  Very discouraging.  Soon there are no little glass beads left on the project. 

What's the best way to keep the little beads, sequins and buttons on a mixed media piece like this?  Where ever I wanted embellishments, I slathered a generous amount of Prima - Finnabair - Heavy Body Gel directly on the wood or chipboard.  

Why this particular product?  It dries totally clear and NOT glossy.   And because it's super thick and the beads and sequins can relax into the gel a bit to hold...not sink and be covered.  

I like to think the embellishments are being hugged  by the gel medium and gently encouraged to hang around to be enjoyed.   

Want beads to stick? ....slather on the Heavy Body Gel .  
Want to add a big bold button?  slather and glob
Need sequins to behave?  Yep slather and stick. 

The big bold red button focal embellishment is also from Buttons Galore's Cookie Jar full of Fancy Gold Buttons  - a gorgeous, rich collection of various gold buttons; some have jewels, some look vintage, some are shiny, a wonderful surprise in the jar.

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