I suppose you could say we’re all heart here at Mr & Mrs Romance. And apart from that boom-tish Mrs R would apply to that – my latest of dad jokes, our favourite backdrop for photos is our heart canvas.
It’s also the basis one of our greatest joint craft moments.
We were at our friends’ beautiful destination wedding (which we love by the way – here’s our post on attending destination weddings), when we found the lights. They got married in Thailand – in the coastal town of Hua Hin.
We were out in the town at a night market when we found a little stall covered in lights. We loved them immediately and bought a couple of packs. We were a bit worried about them working, but the lady tested them for us first.
I was still a bit worried about the dodgy power connection – but Mrs R’s enthusiasm was enough to make me shell out the 300 Thai Baht (about $10!) for the two.
When we got them home, Mrs Romance wanted to attach them to the wall somehow. But whatever we did, they kept falling off. In the end, I was instructed to go and buy one of those big blank canvases you can find at those funny variety shops.
We then traced the heart shape out on the back of the canvas in pencil and spaced out marks to make little cuts with a craft knife all around for the lights to fit through.
We were careful to make the right number of cuts and to space them out evenly.
We removed the little coloured covers, pushed the lights through and reattached the ball things over the lights. But then we found the lights were too heavy and kept falling through the holes.
Mrs Romance (a.k.a Hair Romance) of course has plenty of hair stuff, including very small hair pins that are too small for her thick locks. We used these to clip to the cables at the back of the canvas to hold the lights in place.
Now, we plug the display in and boom! It’s party time!
What’s been your greatest craft moment? I once did an Ikea flatpack all by myself. I still think back on that time with fondness!