Try This: Mini Heart Brooches
This is really about the easiest and cheapest project that I've undertaken in a while, and it might just be my favorite. We're approaching jacket season, you see, and I am all about jazzin' up a jacket or blazer with a bold, slightly quirky brooch. These are absolutely perfect for such playful accessorizing.
Also, by my count, this is my 4th heart-centric project (1, 2, 3). What can I say? I <3 <3s. Deep down, I know that it's borderline juvenile, but there's just something about the simple geometric shape that makes me smile. To be honest, I blame it on the ban.do sequin hearts, of which I own all 3 colors (and would be happy to rock out paired with one of these miniature little cousins).
Anyway, read on for the full tutorial, won't you?
Materials: (3) Pre-Cut Miniature (~1" wide) Wooden Hearts, (3) Pin Backs, Craft Paint, Paint Brush(es), Adhesive
It's very likely that you can pick up about a 10-pack of these precut hearts from your local craft store for about $3. The pin backs can be picked up from the jewelry supply aisle. For the adhesive, I suggest something strong like an epoxy or a Gorilla glue.
One: Paint each of the miniature-sized hearts in whatever color that your human-sized heart desires.
Two: Using a little dab of adhesive, affix each pin back to the back of a miniature heart.
Okay. I am not kidding you. You're done! That was what? Like 5 minutes? And what? Maybe $2 of supplies?
I wish I had more pictures of all the adorable ways that you can wear these. The least awkward photo that I got in one was this gem from happy hour that my husband snapped for me. Here, I'm rockin' a single one with a plain tee. Love it. Other options: You could wear them all together on a jacket -- lined up or scatter about, your choice. Or put a pair on the lapel of a blazer. Heck, go crazy, and add one to your purse.
How will you wear yours?
If you do give this tutorial a try, please be sure and share a picture through the "Share Your Projects" link at the top of the blog page. I'd love to feature some!
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