Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a great weekend and are enjoying this hot weather! We spent a lot of time outside and got a lot of sun – great weekend overall!

For the past little while I have had an empty frame on my desk and it has been driving me crazy! I was perusing the craft store, as I tend to do on occasion, and found some awesome glitter paper. Glitter people, glitter!  I was inspired and decided to create a little something for my lonely frame!

Here are the steps to creating your own:

Step 1 – Gather your supplies.

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You will need:

– An empty picture frame

– A lever punch (or as I like to call it, a ‘circle cutter’) – I got mine for less than $3 at Michael’s!

– Glue stick

– Pencil

– 2 sheets of craft/scrapbook paper (go on, make it glitter!)

– Scissors

Step 2 – Cut one piece of paper to fit your frame and punch circles in the other piece.

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Step 3 – Draw a heart shape with pencil on your background paper. Confession: I had to draw a bunch of hearts before I finally had one that was the perfect size and centered. Just keeping it real here. 

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Step 4 – Place a dab of glue from your glue stick on the back of a punched out circle. Place the circle over your outlined heart in an overlapping pattern.

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Step 5 – Continue placing circles in an overlapping pattern. Sit back and admire how nicely your project is coming along.

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Step 6 – Complete the heart!

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I love how this turned out! It looks especially great on my desk. Much better than an empty frame!

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I love this heart, but you could use the cut out circles to create different looks as well. How cute would a monogram be? Or table numbers for a wedding? You know I had to throw that one in there. 😉 

I hope this project is an inspiration for you fellow empty frame owners out there!

Thanks for reading!

Colleen