Valentine Keepsake Memory Domes to Make

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Valentine Keepsake Memory Domes to Make

Easy to make clear acrylic keepsake memory domes for your Valentine, New Baby, Anniversaries and Special Celebrations. Simply use a two-part clear acrylic ball to create two thoughtful gifts with the word Love in them. The memory domes can be further altered, either by attaching a magnet to the bottom to place on fridges or by creating two layers of the base plate and inserting coins between them to be used as paperweights.

Draw around the two halves of the acrylic ball circles onto the grey book board. Cut out the shapes.

Glue a piece of cotton fabric onto one book board circle. Do the same with jute on the other one. Set aside for later.

Paint the decorative shapes (paper hearts, wooden items) you've chosen to use, with the inks.

Using round nose pliers, shape the wire to create the word 'love'.

Cut a fabric heart a bit bigger than the large paper heart. Fringe the edges.

Glue the fabric heart, then the large paper heart, slightly bending it to the centre. Glue a metal gear on the heart.

Continue adding the other embellishments.

On the second fabric circle base, gently distress the edges of the base with ink. Cut wires, form circles and glue them onto the base using a silicone glue.

Glue a shabby chiffon flower to the base, then the heart to the side of it. Continue adding the other embellishments.

Attach the domes to the bases with clear silicone glue or other strong glue.

Products Mentioned

  • Buddly Crafts 15mm Ribbon Roses 35pcs - Red 35pcs R4
  • Buddly Crafts 2mm Jute Cord - 5m - Natural
  • Buddly Crafts 5mm Round Metal Claw Stud Rivets - Antique Bronze 200pcs #V10
  • Buddly Crafts 60mm Shabby Chiffon Flowers 6pcs - Ivory
  • Buddly Crafts Metal Industrial Gears - 15pcs Antique Bronze
  • Buddly Crafts Wooden Shapes - 50mm Santa Moustache 5pcs W47
  • Dovecraft 12mm Oval Scalloped Edge Lace - 10m Flat Black 12910
  • Dutch Doobadoo Cardboard Art - Hearts 003
  • Kippers Poly Cotton Craft Fabric - Natural White 50 x 150cm
  • Knorr Prandell 100cm (39
  • Knorr Prandell Brass Craft & Jewellery Wire - ⌀1mm x 3m
  • Knorr Prandell Clear Acrylic Fillable Ball - 80mm
  • *SECONDS* cArt-Us Tiny Wooden Letters - A-Z Uppercase 250pcs
  • Tsukineko VersaCraft Ink Pad Small - Chocolate VKS154
  • Tsukineko VersaCraft Ink Pad Small - Poppy Red VKS114
  • We R Memory Keepers Cinch Book Boards 2pcs - 8

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hi! My name is Kyriakos and I live in Greece. I enjoy learning new techniques and mixing various materials in my projects. My favourite materials are metallic foils, charms and wires which you can see in the photos on my website.