Loves Me Loves Me Not Hangers

The canvas measures 16” x 40”.  Hang it flush on a wall or set it on an easel. The Welcome Message template is included with the instructions.
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Love is in the air anytime of the year with this special hanger, even if you’re on the fence about intentions.  The dangling heart reads “loves me” on one side and “loves me not” on the other to suit the appropriate mood.  The inexpensive wood hangers (5 for $2.50 at Walmart!) are airbrushed with red and white paint.  But they can be painted using other techniques too.  The stencils are included with the instructions.  A fun gift for anyone.

Directions

COVER EXPOSED AREAS TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVER SPRAY. ALLOW PAINT TO DRY BETWEEN STEPS.

step 1 - Lightly sand the wood hanger and heart. Apply two coats of decoupage to seal the surface, allowing them to dry thoroughly between coats.

step 1 - Lightly sand the wood hanger and heart. Apply two coats of decoupage to seal the surface, allowing them to dry thoroughly between coats.

step 2 - Download the stencils and print them out on card stock.  Use a craft knife to cut the stencils.  Spray the backsides with adhesive.

step 2 - Download the stencils and print them out on card stock.  Use a craft knife to cut the stencils.  Spray the backsides with adhesive.

step 3 - Cover the metal hook with masking tape and paper towels.

step 3 - Cover the metal hook with masking tape and paper towels.

step 4 - Airbrush both sides of the wood with red paint.  Also paint both sides of the wood heart.

step 4 - Airbrush both sides of the wood with red paint.  Also paint both sides of the wood heart.

step 5 - Stick the heart stencil on the center of the hanger.  Airbrush it with white paint.

step 5 - Stick the heart stencil on the center of the hanger.  Airbrush it with white paint.

step 6 - Mask off all but 6 petal shapes and airbrush them with white paint.  Continue adding the shapes on the hanger arms.  Turn the hanger over and repeat.

step 6 - Mask off all but 6 petal shapes and airbrush them with white paint.  Continue adding the shapes on the hanger arms.  Turn the hanger over and repeat.

step 7 - Use the stencils to paint a message on both sides of the heart in white.

step 7 - Use the stencils to paint a message on both sides of the heart in white.

step 8 - With a gold paint marker draw curved lines between the rows of petals.

step 8 - With a gold paint marker draw curved lines between the rows of petals.

step 9 - Cut a piece of ribbon to measure bout 10”.  Place a dot of glue in the top center of the heart and press the middle of the ribbon into the wood.

step 9 - Cut a piece of ribbon to measure bout 10”.  Place a dot of glue in the top center of the heart and press the middle of the ribbon into the wood.

step 10 -Make a bow with the ribbon ends allowing a 1’ drop between the bow and the heart.  Hot glue the bow into the center bottom of the hanger.  Make two more small bows and glue them just above the first bow on both sides of the hanger.

step 10 -Make a bow with the ribbon ends allowing a 1’ drop between the bow and the heart.  Hot glue the bow into the center bottom of the hanger.  Make two more small bows and glue them just above the first bow on both sides of the hanger.

 

Supplies

At Testors.com

  •  9446 Red Paint
  • 9440 White Paint
  •  2544 gold paint marker

Craft Store

  •  card stock
  •  masking tape
  •  3/8 ribbon - 3 feet

At Amazon

  • Aztek airbrush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scotch Spray Mount Repositonable Adhesive

Walmart

  • Wood hangers
  • paper towels

 

 


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