Monday, April 27, 2015

{Crafts to Make ~ Hanging Lock Heart}


Here is the cute little heart craft project
just finished
for you!


Actually, I finished it a week ago...
We are having some technical difficulties again
with our computer.
Also having issues uploading photos from
the camera sometimes.


So, that's partly
why
I haven't been blogging...
:)


The other reason is that Hubby and I
have been working hard on finishing up the kitchen cabinets
repainting and fixing where we had a
water leak under our sink
two or three years ago.
(we had a reverse osmosis water filter that got old and leaked...)


The finished photos for that is coming soon!
Looks really good, too!




To make this 
Hanging Lock Heart:

1.  I used a leftover piece of reclaimed pallet wood with 
a heart drawn on the part that 

had the look
I liked.

(Obviously, use anything you have laying around,
or run down to your favorite
lumber yard
and buy a pretty piece of wood.)

***The holes were already in the wood and I thought they would
make
cute "eyes" for hanging the ribbon hanger through!



2. Cut to length and cut out with a jigsaw or scroll saw.
I like using the scroll saw that I bought at
Sears
about 20 years ago.
(I used to make yard signs, like teapots and animated
holiday signs I designed for people to put up
during the holidays.)
It operates a lot like using a sewing machine ~
you move the wood on the machine much like you would do
when sewing a piece of fabric.
The beauty of the scroll saw is that you can 
back-cut, by coming in from the opposite angle/direction
when cutting a piece out,
which is what I did to get out the

little triangle piece from the
top of the board.
(Not all sewing machines are set up with measurements laid out 
so you can
sew from the left and right sides of the needle.)
:)














3. Once the heart is cut out,
take some 60-grit sandpaper to take down the edges.
Finish with 120-grit sandpaper, or finer, to make 
edges nice and smooth.


4. Paint, stain or white-wash
(which is what I did)
the front side.



5. Attach your lock and/or other cool metal pieces.
Add a wire or beautiful ribbon 
as your hanger
and
voila!


Your Hanging Heart Lock is complete!!!
:)



It is beautiful in its wonkiness...
Not perfectly symmetrical,
just imperfectly cute!
Add lettering around the edges,
stamp the back piece,
whatever comes to mind...





Happy Crafting 
and
blessings to you!
Barb
:)


***Will be sharing with The Crafty Blogstalker
and
French Country Cottage ~ Feathered Nest Fridays
later this week... ;)




















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