Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! Haneen here, from Haneen’s Haven! Hopping on to Rebekah’s fab blog for a quick and easy DIY gift with humor with this simple DIY Valentine Art Idea. Everything’s better with a little humor, isn’t it?
The hexagon shape is everywhere right now: light fixtures, tile, fabric, art. I came across a fun project in the Do It Yourself magazine for applying hex nuts to planters and spray painting the whole thing for a monochromatic, textural look, and wanted to apply it to a frame instead. Here’s what you’ll need:
Nuts About You Framed Valentine Art Idea:
- Plain frame (found at your local craft store: Michael’s, Joann’s, Hobby Lobby, etc.)
- A few packs of hex nuts in various sizes
- Liquid Nail glue
- 3D stickers
- Spray paint in the color of your choice
So initially, I was going to use leftover paint I had from my laundry room ceiling…
So that’s why I’ve got the paint can and paint brushes in this pic…
But then I decided spray paint would be easier. Also, initially, I wasn’t going to say anything on the frame. I was just going to lay out the nuts in a cool design and call it a day, but after I opened the packages I realized I didn’t quite have enough to fill the frame, so I came up with the goofy quote to add to it. So here are the stickers and spray paint I used…
Ok, so basically, I sat and watched “This Is Us” while randomly arranging the nuts on the frame. There is no right or wrong. I just varied the sizes and tried to make an aesthetically pleasing design around the side/bottom of where the photo is going. This wasn’t originally intended for Valentine’s Day, but when I noticed I had some room up top but not enough nuts, I thought I’d give this some whimsy and charm by adding “nuts about you.” Kinda cute, huh?” ? I love typography, so adding the letters actually made me love this even more. But you can certainly omit the quote and buy more nuts than I did and go to town arranging them all over the frame.
Next, I took the frame in the garage, laid it down on a garbage bag, and spray painted it this fun peacock blue color.
And there you have it! A simple Valentine Art Idea and a fun gift for my guy! We’ve been married almost 17 years- I haven’t done a DIY gift in quite some time. I’m sure he’ll get a kick out of this! This isn’t our wedding photo, by the way. This is at my sister’s wedding? If you do this, please share a photo with me! I’d love to see how different people make something completely different out of the same idea.
Cheers to crafting and finding humor in everything!
Rebekah Dempsey is the Creative Director, Stylist and Editor of A Blissful Nest. A site about everything for the home from stylish entertaining to fresh interiors. She has been in the interior design field for 10 years and currently venturing into designing custom made items for the home to help other mommies live a stylish and blissful life.