Little Faux Paper Mache Hearts

I was out last week looking for some paper mache hearts because I wanted to do this project.
No luck…couldn’t find any.
Obviously there has been a run on paper mache hearts….obviously it’s the same issue I addressed before

Seasonal Schizophrenia !!

I should have bought them in December I guess.
So, I stopped in the fabric store for something else and what did I see?
Small red glittered foam hearts.

But I knew when I was done…they would look like paper mache hearts…

Plus…for some reason, they were 50% off!
See what I mean?…by January 14th…NO VALENTINES FOR YOU!!!
I knew they’d be gone if I went back so
I bought two packages for a total of twelve.

I knew I wanted a little dish full…

I tore a few pages out of my special French dictionary and set to work…

I used gel medium…I only had gloss but matte would have been better…
I had to sand mine lightly to get rid of the shine…

I tore, and glued, and every now and then had to wash my fingers off…

I added bits of vintage lace

and special words

and some flowers

and even buttons

I ended up with a dish full of love….

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-serving,
It is not easily angered, it keeps no  record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

I Corinthians 4-8 (NIV)


  1. I love the hearts you made. They look much better than the red glitter ones. Your blog always makes me laugh.

  2. Lorraine, these are SO CUTE! Love ’em!

  3. You can always go over a surface. They look great, Lorraine.

  4. Cute, cute, cute. You improvised nicely!

  5. Those are just gorgeous- great idea! xo Diana

  6. The hearts are just so cute…you have done such a beautiful job!! So love them!!

  7. How absolutely adorable! I love them!

  8. Very chic and so pretty! These are just precious Thanks for the lovely post!

  9. Those are darn cute Miss F..


  10. Your hearts are beautiful!!!

  11. I love this, did you have problems with the glitter?

  12. I have pink hearts like these I was going to cover but yours are just too cute! I might have to do some like these!!

  13. These are lovely! Like you.

  14. I love your hearts and tutorial too.

  15. Love these. Thanx for sharing at THT!

  16. OMG, these are sooooo very sweet!!! Great idea!!!

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