Take a Dollar Store Valentine’s rose up a notch with this quick and easy Valentine’s Day art craft. You guys know I am a dollar store junkie and the roses I found this year at the Family Dollar were stellar. I had to use them in a craft or two!
I like these dollar store roses because the bunch was a pretty good size and the color was nice. Sometimes they don’t look so hot. I would probably never use them in a bouquet but mainly in a craft where they are supposed to be fun and whimsical. This little art piece is just that!
Here is how I made this sweet little dollar store artwork. I started with am old frame and took out the glass. You can easily find these at garage sales and thrift store – most of the time they don’t have glass in them and you get a great deal! Save the back/cardboard insert.
If you frame isn’t the right color paint it with some acrylic craft paint, chalk paint or whatever you have on hand.
Cover the back insert with a fun scrap book paper or wrapping paper. I used Mod Podge to glue mine down. If your frame doesn’t have aback cut a piece of cardboard to fit and cover that.
Get your glue gun heated and pluck the roses off the stems.
Clip the base of the rose so the bottom is more flat.
You are going to glue the roses in a heart shape on the prepared backing. I started with the bottom point, then glued the top middle point and worked my way down. I did the outline first and then filled in the heart. I was careful to add one flower to each side back and forth so they would be even and equal. Let is dry. Here is the order I glued in:
Now you have the cutest piece of art from the dollar store and I promise – no one will be able to tell! That is worth LOVEing!
P.S. these roses also made an appearance on our Valentine’s Day table, see them here. If you want to get a free download and make cute matchstick holders go here.
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