I LOVE Valentines decorations! But this is my last project for this year. I have a couple of ideas on the horizon, but I'm too excited to get going on plans for my daughters 3 year b-day, that they'll wait for next year. So here is my cute "I love you" board.
I bought a 6'x12'' board at Lowes, and cut off 14''. (I'll be using the rest for a LONG overdue project)
I painted it white. Then I used my friend's alphabet stamp set along with my brown distressed ink. Next I used pink paint to stamp over the brown "I", heart, and "u". And then I finished it by sanding all the edges, and adding pink "stain" to all the distressed areas. (I just watered down my pink paint A LOT to get a "stain" effect instead of painted effect)
Here it is on my wall
detail of the sanding and "staining"
Perfect way to end my Valentine crafting for the year.
I found this cute rhinestone applique from Hobby Lobby. All you need now, is an iron and a shirt. It takes about two minuets. Then my friend had the brilliant idea to use the extra fabric from the tights to put in the middle of the heart and tie it all together. All I did was iron on some wonder under, trace and cut the heart, and then iron it on the shirt :) fast, cute and homemade.
I found these knee high socks at Target (adults). It's really simple to turn them into tights for your little one. First, have your little one put them on. Match up the heels and pin where the excess is.
Flip them inside out and mark where the pin is. Remove the pin. Using your mark as a guide draw an arch of where to sew.
Sew along the line,
and trim off the excess (I kept my scraps for another project)
Repeat to other sock.
Take an old pair of tights, or a cheap new pair :) and cut off the legs.
sew on each leg, taking care to sew them facing the same way :) And viola, you have a new pair of tights.
They look a little funny until they're on, but no one can tell what's really underneath.
and really no one should be looking, but it's there....