Thursday, January 30

Vintage Valentine Plate Portraits


I have a soft spot for vintage crafts. Each time I see a pair of plates with a spiffy felted couple on top I’m tempted to buy them. Finally today, I broke down and made my own Valentine’s Day themed pair. A little different from the traditional pair with the lady in her veil and hat and the mister with his pipe.

SUPPLIES

Pair of old plates


Scissors

Felt

Burlap

The first thing I did was cut out my shapes from felt and burlap. I wanted to have everything done and placed before I busted out my glue. A tip is to take a picture with your cell phone before you disassemble to glue.
Using Aleene’s Tacky Tape I first applied my burlap faces. Burlap is loosely woven so I didn’t want to use a wet glue because it would come through. My plates are slightly oblong and amoeba shaped so I did each face a different direction on the plates.
Piece by piece using Aleene’s Tacky Glue I applied my felt detail pieces.
I added a few hearts for good measure to get me in the Valentine’s Day mood. I named the piece: “Hey Valentine, would you like toupee with me?” since it looks like the dude is sporting a hair piece.
Now I totally want to go through my library of vintage craft books and find something else to revamp and put a new spin on!

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