Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Decorating for Valentines

Last year I was in to burlap. Proof, my love banner...

This year I made a beautiful banner with crystals, embossed papers, glitter, tulle...all the ingredients for Valentines day.

This cute art was inspired from here.
Last year's burlap heart wreath, and banner.

I also made this last year with scraps from a shower curtain. LOVE IT.
Free printables..but I can't find where I got them. With a cute chain garland.
Last year's burlap letters.
My friend got these hearts from her MIL. They were attached on a chain, and were painted with the old country style of colors and spackle...and rafia. We stripped all that off and turned them into cute conversation hearts. Using my our cricut to cut out the vinyl words.
I made these last year with cute glitter plates from Target and scrap vinyl words from my local vinyl store.
I made a beautiful garland to hang between my two topiaries.
It's all in the details. Sewn, ruffled crepe paper with a glitter edge. Embossed scallop backing with glitter letters. So pretty.
I got this printable HERE. This is a song my MIL always sings to my girls. So when I saw it I had to have it.
My puff felt balls that previously were hanging on hooks...ended up here. Without ribbons, a top candle holders. A much better home.
And a LONG beautiful strand hearts and glitter circles.

That about wraps it up for decorations this year...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Paper globes

A few posts ago I had my cute topiaries and puff felt balls. I didn't love the way they (puff balls) looked hanging on my hooks. So I changed them up a bit....and decided, I did in fact need something hanging. Enter Heather Bailey's paper globe pattern. I did the circles a little smaller on my gypsy to get more out of a page. And it still worked beautifully. I absolutely LOVE them. Much better than the previous occupants.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Framed valentine art

More decorations. And more copying. This is my version of an insect heart display.
Framed conversation hearts, heart.
Love sign, inspired by this. I like the red and black more. But it just doesn't go with the rest of my decor.
Simple and cute silhouettes. Compliments of my Cricut, "A Child's Year" cartridge, and snazzy glitter paper.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Valentine Topiaries

I saw this idea here, and knew I had to do it. I love the soft look of the felt and all the dimensions of the folds. I wanted mine a little taller. And less busy. So I bought terra cotta jars and painted them cream. Got some bright moss and threw it all together.

I used left over sticks I had from another project, and I love the richness of the color.
They are sweet aren't they? And wait until you see what else I'm doing with them :)

And the cute pouf balls. I didn't have enough pink to do them in alternating colors. I may need to buy some, cause the lonely red is kind of boring.
But oh so cute.
I wanted to add a bow to the front. Like on the topiaries.

More Valentine projects to come!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Stain Cover up

Almost two, curious, with the climbing skills of a mountain goat...she found my pen drawer the other day, and this is what I found:

(sharpie on her pants)
I tried and tried to get it out. For days. Rubbing alcohol, hairspray, got lighter,but never went away. So I gave up. And decided to cover up.
I think it turned out cute. And it didn't slow her down a bit!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Heart felt wreath

I'm on the ball this month!! I'm making valentines decor in time to have them up this year. This is the first of a few projects. I stole the idea from here. As well as other projects to be finished.

I did count how many circles I used, which was 124. It was a little shy of 3/4 yard. But I would use the whole 3/4 and really fill it in. I skimped around the edges, and it's still beautiful from the front, but from the side you can see it's not all the way filled. I finished mine a little different. I hot glued some tulle to the back (after I formed it how I wanted it to be) and then backed it all in red felt. That way from any angle you only see red. And we have a glass door so from the inside of the house your not staring at an unfinished back of wreath. It's not that neat and pretty, but it's better than white, unfinished!