At first I was thinking something entirely different, but then I discovered a paper mache heart that needed "prettying".
I started with this, plus keep the wet wipes handy!!
Leave to dry overnight or for a few hours at least. I used the laundry tap.
When thoroughly dry,start to decorate.
I've used laces.
Layer another coating of mod podge all over it.
Add words, ribbons, buttons etc.
And here is my finished item, both sides views.
Here are some others on Pinterest
I love the button idea and one day might try this.