Valentine Clothesline Art

Sorry for the lack of *cleverness* in the title of this post...
but trust me, this is a fun and simple project - that costs almost nothing!
{That's pretty much my favorite description when talking about a holiday decoration}

Let me introduce to you:
Valentine Clothesline {Wall} Art!

Here's what you need:
11"x14" canvas
1.5" heart shaped scrapbook punch {or cut them by hand!)
Paint chips
Mini clothespins
String, twine, etc {I used black embroidery thread}


Head over to the store and pick out a color in the paint chip section. Take about 500 a few. Because I'm a non-traditional girl, I didn't want to necessarily use traditional bright pinks or reds. So, I chose a color that was in between: Watermelon Smoothie by Glidden. I used about 4 or 5 paint chips total for this project.
The other 495 will most likely be used for some other project soon enough...

Punch out or cut 16 hearts out of the paint chips. Or more. Or less.
Really, you are the one who will have to look at it, so put as many as you want. This is just a suggestion...

You can paint the canvas if you want, but I just left mine blank.
Tape one end of the string/twine/black embroidery thread to the back edge of the canvas toward the top, maybe an inch or two down. Wrap around the canvas until you have four lines going across the front and tape the end of the string securely on the back of the canvas toward the bottom.

Take those mini clothespins and clip the hearts on the string! You can have them all in the same direction, or switch things up like I did and have them a little crooked. Refer to the second step in this tutorial.


Last, but not least:
Hang that artwork up and fall in *love*

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36 comments:

  1. Lindsay this is so cute! I love the simplicity of it.. just little perfect hearts! Would LOVE for you to link this up at our Uncommonly Yours party!

    http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2012/01/uncommonly-yours-link-party-13-and.html

    Take care, Trish

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  2. Hello Lindsay,
    Your “Valentine Clothesline {Wall} Art” is super cute. Love it! I shared it on Pinterest.
    Smiles, Paula

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  3. This is so adorable, cheap and EASY!!! Definitely going to have to klepto some paint samples soon and try it out.

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  4. That is seriously adorable...and I think I have everything to make one in my craft stash! Except I think my clothespins are colored with may not look as cute!

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  5. SO cute I'm gonna have to do this...

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  6. Beautiful clothesline. Good luck from Bacon Time.

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  7. So simple but so cute enjoy your valentine's andi

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  8. what a great idea! I love this! so cute with the valentines hearts!

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  9. So pretty and simple. Pinning it right now :) I'm a new follower!
    Kristen @ Titus 2 Work in Progress

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  10. So simple and so cute. I just pinned it. Great ideas.

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  11. That's super cute - would be great to make with the kiddies!

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  12. How adorable! You are SO creative!!

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  13. This is so simple, but so effective. Very pretty!

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  14. I just love this! What a simple way to decorate for Valentines. I am a new Pinterest follower visiting from Flamingo toes. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  15. Adorable and simple. Love it. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  16. Cute! I might have just the wall for something like that too! Thanks. :D

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  17. Very cute!! Thanks so much for sharing at the Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party!

    Just a note that I did have to delete your other link up, as there is no food allowed at this party, only things that are "Vintage Style".

    Thanks again,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  18. "Totally love it !" thats what my 11 year old daughter said when she saw it... It is such a great idea.. I had to show her. Now this weekend she wants to do this :)

    your newest follower and a regular visitor now.
    cheers,
    kajal @ http://purplechronicle.blogspot.com/

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  19. This is adorable! I love it that it's interchangeable. Great idea!

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  20. I'm a sucker for a clothesline! Found you through the linky hop and I am your newest linky follower.

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  21. Adorable! I host a weekly meme called Thematic Thursday. Each week has a theme and this would be perfect for this week's Valentine's theme.

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  22. Simplicity is always adorable!

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  23. Awesome!! I saw you on Tater Tots and Jello. Would you please be willing to share this fabulous post with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

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  24. So cute! I'll be featuring this over on my blog this afternoon. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day. :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

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  25. I'm such a sucker for clothespins!! You could use this same idea in lots of different ways for different occasions! Genius! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  26. So so cute! I just love those little clothespins - I'll be keeping my eye out for some :) Thanks for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  27. Hey girl!! I love this!! Featuring it in tomorrow's Show & Share!
    Thanks for partying with us. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  28. Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come check it out and grab a button: http://www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2012/02/your-whims-wednesday-46-and-features.html

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  29. This is so cute - I love it! Just saw it so I will pin and save for Valentine's day next year! What a fun project!

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  30. This is SUPER cute Lindsay.. I adore it.. I LOVE it.. Would LOVE if you could please link it up via my Pin'Inspirational Thursday's linky party happening now pweeease.. ? http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/2012/02/pininspirational-thursday-21-linky.html I would sincerely appreciate it.. : )) ps: totally following ya via Linky followers : )) Would love if you could join mine as well.. I also have a free blog review happening if you are interested ~ http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/2012/02/blog-loving-better-blogging-series-1.html .. Wishing you an amazing evening.. Happy rest of the week.. ~Marilyn

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