Glue Hearts Frame

Glue Hearts Frame

A handmade picture frame is the perfect gift for someone you love. A Glue Hearts Frame from Tiffany Windsor looks and feels amazing. Use a wooden frame as your base and Aleene's Tacky Glue to create the pretty hearts.

Glue Hearts Frame


  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Aleene’s Spray Acrylic Sealer – Gloss (optional)
  • Lightweight cardboard (for heart pattern)
  • Pencil
  • White flat spray paint
  • Blending craft chalks
  • Cotton swabs


  1. Cut heart pattern to desired size.

    Glue Hearts Frame
  2. Trace pattern with pencil on frame. Repeat tracing heart patterns where desired on frame.

    Glue Hearts Frame
  3. Trace outline pattern with glue.

    Glue Hearts Frame
  4. Fill in with lines of glue. Don’t fill in the entire heart design.

    Glue Hearts Frame
  5. Let dry completely until glue is clear.

    Glue Hearts Frame
  6. Spray over entire frame with flat white spray paint.

    Glue Hearts Frame
  7. Rub cotton swab into chalk and rub onto raised surface.

    Glue Hearts Frame
  8. Use a clean swab to apply each color blending where colors meet. Blow excess chalk dust away. If desired, apply coat of gloss spray.

    Glue Hearts Frame
  9. You can create many different finished effects with this technique. On this frame, I applied black paint over entire frame, let dry and then antiqued the hearts with gold paint.

    Glue Hearts Frame

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make a Textured Glue Hearts Frame.


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