Saturday, February 8, 2014

Love-You-to-(puzzle)Pieces & Twine Wrapped Star

The puzzle piece LOVE garland at Exquisitely Unremarkable was the inspiration for this project. She does the most wonderful things with old puzzle pieces. Totally worth your while to skip over to her page and peruse.

Here is my take on her project in celebration of Valentine's Day:

I followed the tutorial at Exquisitely Unremarkable for the puzzle heart and used gloss enamel acrylic paint in Tuscan Red.  
Twine Wrapped Star:
The twine wrapped star was inspired by this photo via pinterest. 
My twine wrapped Popsicle star! Just need hot glue!
Her version used Popsicle sticks, mine was made with paint stir sticks and hot glued as I went.

Took a couple hours for the wrapping part. The DH was watching Big Top PeeWee (he has a thing for 80's movies) and all I can say is that I'm glad I had a project to occupy the other half of my brain that wasn't being used. (I'll admit, I did laugh, but not something I could just sit through.) 

Totally love the star as-is and it usually hangs by itself. The puzzle heart adds a nice "lovely" bit of color ~~ a cheesy pun, yes. It'll match the v-day card my DH gets. Maybe one with PeeWee and Winnie? Just kidding. 

Think I'll go with these "pieces" of love (oh, I can't stop with the corny puzzle/love puns).
lloyd dobler and diane court | Lloyd Dobler in "Say Anything."


  1. I don't know what I love more...the craft or the box of 80's heart throbs. Plus Mr. Darcy, that's my fav movie line "You have bewitched me body and soul and I love love love you and never wish to be parted from you again."

    Such a great blog...can't wait to read more!

  2. This is sooo cute!! Thank you so much for the shout out, I am totally flattered! I love this silly pieces, they really do mix with anything! :) Your other "pieces" are pretty cute, too! What a blast from the 80's! I was in love with Jake Ryan! :)

  3. Found you on the upcycled linky party! Really cute - I can't decide if I love the heart or the star more!

  4. Your star is very cute! I did see Kim's latest puzzle creation - very nice. Amazing what one can do with puzzle pieces. LOL!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  5. Really, really cute!

  6. What a sweet refresh for an existing decor piece. Thanks for sharing at the Upcycled Linky Party at

  7. I love the star! Great tkae on the piterest version...
    And.... the puzzle heart is fab... You rock!! Love the movie quotes.... :)
    Happy Valentine’s Day
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  8. Ahh, now I see it pieces of a puzzle! Thats so smart! Thanks for sharing!

  9. What a neat idea! Pinning! :)

    - Brooke -

  10. Love this idea :) Stop by our Snickerdoodle Sunday sometime and link up if you have time!