Heart picture frame crafts are made with a cookie-cutter. You can use them to frame an anniversary or wedding photo or photo of your family and friends. Even your favorite pet. You can make them into keepsakes for yourself and others. There are endless uses and ways to decorate them!
As various seasons come and go, you can find specially shaped cookie cutters for all occasions, not just heart picture frame crafts. Other themes can include winter and Christmas shapes (which make hand-made personalized tree ornaments) and Halloween.
These types of shapes are perfect for hanging from the ceiling or using place markers at a party — all with a photo in them. Or, instead of a picture, you can use little pieces of original art or cut-outs from magazines. These cookie-cutter frames have many possibilities.
For example, you can frame a photo of your daughter’s wedding, and it will look beautiful for seniors and the elderly who may be celebrating a special anniversary. The cookie-cutter can also be painted white. You can also consider using them as a remembrance of a loved one who has passed on.
The Materials You Will Need:
- Wide rimmed Heart-shaped cookie-cutter.
- A favorite photo.
- Wooden heart shapes the ones that dangle at the bottom.
- Heart-shaped doily.
- Craft glue (Or Tacky glue) – you can also use a glue gun.
- Hammer and nail (to make holes in the dangling heart shapes).
- Needle and thread.
- Acrylic paint, pink, red, and white mixed to make pink.
- Rag and bowl for water when you paint.
- Heart sticker.
- If you are planning on painting the cookie-cutter another color, do it first.
The Making Process
The next thing you need to do is nail a little hole into the tops of the wooden hearts to string them. Paint the seats on both sides, let them dry, then with a needle and thread, run a line through the smallest heart (which hangs on the bottom) and then through the bigger heart.
After that, loop the rope and tie it around the cookie-cutter base as it helps turn the two hearts from the cookie-cutter bottom. Put a small dab of glue over the thread on the hearts’ backside to hold it in place. Let the glue dry.
Also, tie a thread at the top of the cookie-cutter to hang it from on the wall. It is easier to have all the ropes tied in place before gluing the photo to the cookie cutter’s back.
At this point, if you want to paint the heart cookie cutter with another color, make sure it is done before attaching the photo. For instance, for an anniversary or a wedding reminder, you could spray paint it white.
Carefully place the cookie cutter (it has the two hearts dangling from it) over the photo, and center it as desired. Trace around the outside of the cookie-cutter shape onto the picture. Cut the heart shape out of the image. Trim it as needed.
Put a thin line of glue along the cookie cutter’s backside, which has the widest rim. (You need a cookie cutter with a broader edge to have a surface to put the glue on). Press the photo in place on the back of the cookie-cutter, and let the glue dry. Then put another thin line of glue along the back edge, and press it onto the doily.
Lastly, you can glue a small sticker at the bottom tip of the cookie-cutter heart. You can decorate these in many other ways! If you don’t have wooden heart shapes to use as dangles, then you can cut double-sided hearts out of fancy wrapping paper or an old greeting card.
Glue the back-to-back hearts together. Then hang them from the cookie-cutter instead. Or hang small artificial flowers. Perhaps you’d like to ride a ribbon or a bow. Or beautiful beads. Take a look around and see what you have — then decorate!
Heart Crafts – An Interesting Way to Spend Time
Heart picture frame crafts are great for giving it as a gift to your loved ones, family, or friends. It is also great for preserving good memories and framing important events like weddings, parties, etc. Moreover, you can also craft a picture of your favorite dog you love the most.
What’s even better is the process of making the heart frame. The elderly would love to make something like that with you, so be sure to make it exciting so that your senior loved one can have a great time making a heart-shaped frame.