So I promised her I would make her something else.
I gathered the following materials:
Picture Frame - purchased at Michaels with a 50% off coupon
Burlap - purchased at Joann's with a 50% off coupon
E6000 glue and Spray Adhesive - on hand (undoubtedly purchased with 50% off coupons :)
Seashells - free; accumulated from many, many strolls on my local beach
Removing the matte and glass from the frame, I cut the burlap to size and on a non-100 degree day, spray adhesived the burlap to the cardboard backing of the frame.
I carefully choose beautiful seashells and with a heart-shaped cookie cutter, I designed the heart for the middle of the frame using teeny, tiny shells. I glued all the shells with the E6000 glue. I wore a face mask because this stuff is toxic.
Here is the finished project.
I love how it came out and may very well make one for myself!
"If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it." - Toni Morrison