How to Make a Wall Hanging W/ the Swirlydoos February Kit

by Swirlydoos Kit Club

Create this wall hanging using the papers and embellishments and the slate heart that were included in the February 2017 "Love Letters" Main Kit.


  • 1 Swirlydoos February 2017 Main Kit
  • 1 8" x 10" Canvas
  • 4 2" x 2" Canvas
  • 1 Stencil
  • Texture Paste
  • Tea Dye Distress Ink Pad
  • Rusty Bucket Chalk Edger
  • Tea Stain Color Bloom Mist
  • Transparent Matte Gel
  • 4 Feet Jute String
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Remove the jute hanger from the slate heart. Using a stencil with a small, busy pattern, apply texture paste. I use a crackle paste for the resulting cracks, but any kind will do.

    Step 2

    Use the same stencil around all 4 sides of the 8 x 10 canvas and on 2 adjoining sides of the smaller ones. (You don't need to do the other sides; they'll be hidden.)

    Step 3

    Using an applicator, rub the Distress Ink around the sides and then around the borders of all canvas pieces. Rub the sides very lightly with a baby wipe over the stenciled images.

    Step 4

    Mark off a 4" length on the left side of the Quilted paper, using the "gem" as the center.

    Step 5

    Repeat on the right side; cut along penciled lines. Cut each of the 4" pieces into squares, again using the "gems" as the center.

    Step 6

    Cut a 8" x 10" piece from the Relationship paper. Heavily distress the sides of all of your papers.

    Step 7

    Adhere the paper to the canvas, using Matte Gel.

    Step 8

    Apply the metal studs to all 4 corners of the large canvas & the outside corner of each of the small pieces. Do this a bit unevenly; remember - we're going for a rustic look.

    Step 9

    With Matte Gel, adhere the squares together to form a large square, then turn to form a diamond shape; adhere this to the larger canvas. (I forgot to photo this step; but this gives you the idea.)

    Step 10

    Ink the wood pieces with Chalk Edger.

    Step 11

    Heavily spray the words and heart with Color Bloom mist. (Tip: You can speed up the drying process with your heat tool, but be careful - the slate gets hot and takes a few moments to cool down.)

    Step 12

    Thread 1 yard of jute string through the holes twice; knot and tie a bow. Adhere the words to the right side with Matte Gel.

    Step 13

    Arrange one of the large flowers and the leaves and stems from the 49 & Market package; adhere with Matte Gel. Tie the remaining 12" of jute into a bow and place on the side.

    Step 14

    And it's done - a quick and easy wall hanging! Check out Mention my name (Peggy) and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a 30% off coupon your purchase in the Swirlydoos store!