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XOXO Valentine Project Tutorial

Here’s a cute little craft to bring a little Valentine happiness to your home! (I repurposed my Dollar Tree frames from my “Fall” grouping, except for one frame that I scrounged up here).  
And the great thing is that you can take out the Valentine XOXO and store them, and then use the Dollar Tree frames again for a different project.
I also used a large black frame that I had and made a large heart for my mantle.
 I was going to decoupage the frame, but discovered that I only have the shiny Mod Podge, so I will do that later.
I love that it is a very inexpensive project. I used frames I already had, plus one bag of floral marbles ($1.50), scrapbbook paper I already had and E6000.
This is what I did:

Took the pictures out of my Dollar Tree frames and traced the outline on my scrapbook paper. Found a cup that was the right size for the O’s and traced around it on two of the papers. Found the center on the other two papers and used a ruler to make an X.

Then I put a followed the outline on the X’s and O’s with a line of E6000 craft glue. I then put a line of marbles on the glue. Then I made another line on each of the X’s and O’s and put another line of marbles. And let them sit overnight to dry.
For the large heart, I cut out the scrapbook paper to fit inside the heart. Then I cut out another sheet of paper the same size using leftover paper (you will not keep this part so you could use plain copy paper). I folded that extra paper in half and then cut out a heart that was a little smaller than the paper. Then I traced that heart on the paper that goes inside the frame — using pencil. After that I put a bunch of the E6000 inside the heart outline and then filled it in with marbles. And I let it sit overnight to dry.
The next day I put the paper inside of the frames. The glass that comes with the frames I put behind the paper with the marbles on it. This way I won’t lose the glass if I want to use it again with the frame for another project.
I like the size of the glass marbles and the way they sparkle in the sun!
I am in the middle of all sorts of projects. I wish I had more time in the day! I have a fun one I am going to reveal tomorrow!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


  1. Thanks so much for the inspiration!! These were so much fun to make! Here’s how mine turned out. Not as gorgeous as yours, but we love ’em! :) And gave you a shout-out!


    Christine :)

  2. Erin Varner says:

    Oh my gosh, this is sooo awesome and inexpensive, and gave me a great idea for decorating my daughters room!!! Thank you sooo much!!

  3. This way too cute!! Thank you for sharing! These could be cute gifts and displays…even for other holidays…ie St.Patty's day coming up;)

  4. Jaderbomb says:

    So cute!!!

  5. My mind is reeling at the possibilities that you have just opened up here with this marble art! Valentinte's day is going to look smashing! Also, my boy is going to be thrilled with a Space idea I have with some awesome glass marble, you know the swirly kind…oh man…now where did I leave that E6000??? 😉

  6. I was at the Dollar Tree Today and they had glass beads. 1lb for $1.00. I am in the process of making mine right now. Super cute idea, thanks.

  7. I didn't read all of the comments, so someone may have already said this but if you don't have a Target nearby or can't find the marbles, I think it would look really cute with BUTTONS!

  8. Jayna Rae says:

    What a great twist on the word frames.

  9. Just darling! Hope I have time to get this one down.

  10. Noriko Anderson says:

    you don't know me but I love your blog… You'll think I'm silly, but I'm just starting a crafty blog, and I did this so I linked to you… I just want to make sure i do everything right and give credit where it is do… you can check my post here. http://norikraft.blogspot.com/2010/03/going-green.html
    i just started so it's pretty bare… I would really appreciate you letting me know if I did something wrong as far as my blog posts and stuff.. thanks…

  11. amandaandsolo says:

    These are SOOOOO cute! I want to make them asap (even though valentines is over)….maybe I'll do something for ST. Patty's!

  12. TheOnesInColorado says:

    Thanks so much for this idea! I finally finished mine last night!


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