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Jan232012

It's doable... the Heart of frames

My Heart of frames... probably one of my favorite things thus far.  And SUCH a bang for my buck!

What you'll need:

-36 4x6 inch frames: $25 (this can REALLY vary on price, I went to Menards early January and found a pack of 9 frames for $6... do your research and you'll really save a lot on this portion)

-some type of large paper (I used tissue paper and spare packaging paper, but the opposite side of wrapping paper would've been easier)

-painter's tape

-36 nails

-hammer

 

STEPS:

1) Overlap your paper and tape it to create a space at least 5ft by 5 ft.  (I laid mine on top of an old sheet so when I traced the frames later with marker I didn't have to worry about anything). 

2) Look closesly at my picture and starting with the center frame begin to lay out the pattern.  NOTE: put these frames very close together because it gets large VERY fast.

3) THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: Once they are all laid out, take a picture! You will need this later.

4) After you have them all the way you want them, trace the center frame.  (You may remove after it is traced). Working your way out trace all of the frames one by one.  

5) Every craft has a not-so-fun part, this is it.  Looking at the back of your frame, measure how far down the hook is when the frame is horizontal and when the frame is vertical.  Find the center of the top of each of your traced frames and measure down that far and make an 'x'.  This will assist you later with knowing precisely where to nail.  I know you want to skip this and wing it, BUT DON'T!  With how close your frames are, you must do this!

6) Using your painter's tape, hang the paper on your wall (you'll probably have to enlist some help on this part as the thing is huge!)

7) Step back and make sure it looks even, very even, you don't want a lopsided heart!

8) Begin to nail each 'x' through the paper.  (If you don't know what's behind your wall, get some professional help with this part so you don't nail through something you're not supposed to).  As you can see, my husband did this step :)

9) Once all of your nails are in, remove your paper by gently ripping it off the wall.  Your nails will be all that's left as Boone demonstrates below.

10) Reference that picture you took and hang each frame up. 

 

Beautiful, with no "oops"-nail holes!

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