Occasionally Crafty: Valentine's Day Decor

January 17, 2011

Valentine's Day Decor

You know how you scroll through linky parties and bookmark all the projects you'd like to make?  Or maybe you see something in a store and say "I could make that"!  Then, if you're anything like me, you get so many projects in your to-do list that you just don't get them done- especially holiday-themed items.  These first two items have been in my folder since last Valentine's Day- and I finally got around to making them last week!

Both of these are inspired by Lindsey at Inspiring Creations. First up is my version of her Heart Tree, found here:


I absolutely love this idea, and it was extremely frugal.  I bought a dollar store frame and ribbon, then cut the hearts out with my Silhouette.  I didn't even buy scrapbook paper- I printed out my digital papers in patterns I liked.  I inked the edges with a red ink pad, then raided my stash of buttons for the accents.  Total cost- $2.


I also loved Lindsey's "Be Mine" sign, found here.  Here is my version:


For this I used a cheap plywood board from the craft store that I painted white, dollar store ribbon, and buttons from my stash.  The hearts were cut from red cardstock on my Silhouette, and the letters are vinyl, also with the Silhouette.  

These are my "love letters" I made last year.  I bought the letters at JoAnn and Mod Podged patterned paper on the front.  Buttons and ribbon made some great accents.


These boards were crafts/gifts from Relief Society, the women's organization at our church.  I added the glitter heart- one of three I made that are placed around the house.



My mom, who is the original Mrs. Crafty, made and sent this to me last year.  I love it!  If you've seen my felt stockings you know I am a sucker for felt applique.  


I particularly like these sweet little lovebirds.  Aren't they cute?


And finally, my pillow that I designed and stitched, modeled after one I saw somewhere out there.  I lost the link, so if you recognize it, let me know!


I have a few more projects to complete, but it's been fun marking some of them OFF my To-Do List.  What's your next project?

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3 comments:

  1. I need something cute to hang on the back of my front door. I had some cute dried flower wreaths hanging there, but they finally decided to fall apart after 3 years. Any ideas? You are so darn creative!

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  2. Dawn- I have a post coming up with the finished product, but check out this heart wreath from Amy at The Idea Room. It's a little time consuming but cheap and easy!
    http://www.theidearoom.net/2010/01/felt-heart-wreath.html

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  3. Hi! I came here from the blog hop and I am so glad I did! I love all your ideas and have loved reading your posts! Can't wait to read more! Please check out my blog :)

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