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Hibiscus Love Mural Decoration


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Hibiscus Love Mural Decoration - finished heart hangingThe hibiscus flower symbolizes beauty, and pink is a color associated with romance. Combine these two together to make a great decoration for Valentine's Day. The beauty of this decoration is that it can still be used after Valentine's Day.

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Total Time: 40 minutes, drying time included

Yield: one decoration

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Use the drill to make a small hole at the bottom of the heart. Sand down the heart and wipe off any dust with the old cloth before proceeding. Note: If your heart does not have a circular opening at the top like the one in the example, you will have to drill a hole at the top too.
  2. Paint the front and sides of the heart with the mother of pearl rose acrylic paint and allow to dry thoroughly.
  3. Hibiscus Love Mural Decoration - paint back and front with mother of pearl rose acrylic paint and allow to dry
     
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  4. Place the stencil on the heart. Trace and color the leaves with the neon pink pen, and the pistil with the purple pen, and carefully lift the stencil.
  5. Hibiscus Love Mural Decoration - place stencil and color the leaves with the neon pink pen, and the pistil with the purple pen
     
  6. Now add detail to the flower. Use the green and black pens to add shadows and veins to the flower petals, and use the white pen to add highlights. Use the yellow and black pens to add contrast to the pistil and add highlights with the white pen.
  7. Hibiscus Love Mural Decoration - with your other pens add detail to flower
     
  8. Use the white pen to draw squiggles all around the flower, and then add a stitched border around the heart. Add a few silver squiggles and silver stitches to complete the heart.
  9. Hibiscus Love Mural Decoration - add white squiggles around flower and stitched lines around heart, finally add some silver squiggles
     
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  10. Thread the chiffon ribbon through the circular opening at the top and make a knot at the back. Add a drop of glue to the knot so that the knot will not come undone.
  11. Hibiscus Love Mural Decoration - thread ribbon through the top hole and tie, add a drop of glue to knot
     
  12. Thread a piece of pink embroidery thread through the bead and make a knot right above the bead. Then thread the ends of the embroidery thread through the hole at the bottom of the heart, make a knot at the back and add a drop of glue to the knot.
  13. Hibiscus Love Mural Decoration - attach bead through bottom hole using embroidery floss
     

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