Triple Heart Necklace Holder
by Jane Lake
A wooden heart becomes a pretty necklace holder, or a fine place to hang your keys in this free Valentine craft.
This one’s for you, Adrianne!
This necklace or key holder was inspired by a request from a reader for a quick pick heart ornament, and a plea from my teenager for a necklace holder to organize her growing collection.
If you prefer a softer look, you may want to see our Padded Heart Necklace Holder which is lightly padded with fabric and embellished with ribbons.
» One 4-1/2″ high wooden heart, 1/2″ thick
» two small hearts, about 1-1/4″ high
» base paint in the colour you choose
» white paint or paint marker
» pre-gathered lace to fit larger heart
» 5 small silk roses
» glue gun and glue sticks
» 5 cup hooks or wooden dowel hooks
» household string or twine
Paint the hearts in the base colour you have chosen. Here, we used latex semi-gloss interior paint, in hunter green. Allow to dry.
Using the photo as your guide, outline the small hearts with white dots around the edge, using white paint and a small paint brush, or white paint marker.
Next, form the outline of the larger heart. It is a series of half moons made of five white dots, the last dot of each one being the beginning dot of the next half moon. Allow to dry.
Position the cup hooks as shown in the photograph and screw in securely. Each hook should be an equal distance from the next, allowing as much clearance as possible between hooks. You may use wooden dowel hooks if you like.
Use the glue gun or craft glue to attach pre-gathered lace around the back edge of the large heart, beginning and ending at the top indent of the heart shape.
Attach the two smaller hearts together with a length of household string or twine, using the glue gun to attach the string to the back of each one. You will want enough string to allow you to form a hanger for the whole ornament and to position the two small hearts high on each side of the large heart. This keeps the smaller hearts out of the way of any necklaces stored on the holder and they may also function as extra hooks for more necklaces.
Use plenty of glue in attaching the small hearts. You might even need to run a bead of glue over the string, to stiffen it somewhat, in order to keep the small hearts in place behind the lace.
Finally, glue flowers to the top of each heart indent.