Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Decor

I just BARELY got some stuff up for Valentine's Day this year - I had plans for a lot more, but since it's already the week of, I figured I'd better not.  This wreath, for starters, was a pain in my rear.  I'd made a circular one before, but those wire frames typically have 4 wires connected together at various spots.  This square frame only had 3.  I kept wondering why the technique I used last time wasn't working, and then I figured out that that was the reason.  Blarg.  This is one yard of red burlap, which I realized was not going to be enough.  I was NOT going back to the store, so I rummaged through my hoard stash of fabric and found this tea-stained linen left over from this project.  I ripped it into strips and used that for the outside.  There was just barely enough , which is why the bottom is not quite as full as the top ;P  I had to use floral wire, needle and thread to get this thing to stay together.  I'd show you how to do it, but I'm 100% sure that I wasn't doing it right and that there HAS to be a simpler way out there to do it.

The sign in the center is a white wire hanger that I clipped the hook off of with my wire cutters, and just used a cookie cutter as a template for the heart and hot glued it over the "o."  Phew, glad that's done with!

This is my free printable that I posted a few days back.  I printed it onto 4x6 card stock, then used a bunch of matches and in small sections burned the edges.  The parts that are brown, I stuck the match under the paper for a few seconds, and blew it out before it caught fire.  The sheet music behind it is vellum from Hobby Lobby, and the frame is also from Hobby Lobby.  I LOVE it!!

I got the idea for this little mercury glass Mason jar from this blog, found on Pinterest.  Adorable, but I'm not really a doily person, so I subbed the mercury glass effect instead - following this tutorial.  I traced a cookie cutter for the heart and you can get red bakers twine in the ribbon department at Hobby Lobby.

 What are you decorating your house with this time of year?  I'd love to see some pics!!

Today, I've linked up over at
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