Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine's Decorating...lots of pics!

I wasn't going to decorate for Valentine's Day, but I was guilted into it by my mother......then once I started, I couldn't stop!  I LOVE all of the Valentine's stuff that people have been posting and pinning!  After a trip to Hobby Lobby and digging around my craft room a bit, I got on a roll.

I started by making a heart garland.  I saw several cute ones on Pinterest, so I combined a couple of ideas to come up with this one.  The inspiration garland was made of paper.  Since I had lots of fabric scraps and no Valentine's paper, I decided to try it with fabric. 

Each heart is two-sided (two different fabrics).  I sewed each one up the center and then allowed for about 5-6 stitches in between each heart.


It looks cute hanging vertically too!


 I strung it through the candelabra above my buffet.


Next, I decided to make something with some cool jute webbing that I picked-up at Hobby Lobby for only $0.99/yard.  Whipperberry blogged about a really neat growth chart made of this stuff awhile back and I wondered where it could be found.  I found it by accident in the drapery section at HL when I was buying trim for my new sewing chair rescue.  I got out my stencils, some red paint, a Sharpie, and went to town. 










I paraphrased a Scripture passage from I Corinthians 13 and here's what I came up with:


I was going to use it as a table runner, but then I didn't want to cover-up any of the words.  So, after moving it around the room several times, it ended-up on the wall above my antique ceiling tile display piece.  (I use the tiles to display family photos and plan to put any Valentine's we receive up there too!)

It says: "Love is...patient, kind, not easily angered! Always protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres!"
Next, I finished up my buffet decor by scattering paper doily hearts and adding colored candles to a silver-plated candle holder (thrift store find!).....easy, cute, and cheap. 


I added Valentine's chocolates to my tiered candy holder (I made this at Christmas out of dollar store glass candle sticks, glass glue, and nickel trays!) and cute little ornaments (from Hobby Lobby) to my re-bar tree!

The buffet decked out for Valentine's Day!
The dining table got an updated centerpiece...simple and not too fussy.

Next, I "Valentine-ified" the wreath on my door.  I just added some glittery hearts and the word "Love" to my current red winterberry wreath.

For my entryway nook, I purchased this cute DIY frame craft at Hobby Lobby (30% off this week) and spray painted it silver.  Then, I antiqued it a little with a dark stain and added my son's picture! 

I was super excited to find that Alison at Oopsey Daisy Blog had posted a FREE Alphabet Printable that is ultra-cute!

I was also inspired by Lovely Crafty Home's post on coffee filter flower wreaths this week.  So, I used this great tutorial on how to make coffee filter flowers and made a dozen pink flowers!  Aren't they so much prettier than store-bought silks?

I found the red and white ribbon for 50% off this week at Hobby Lobby.  A few more doily hearts, glitter heart picks, sparkly red & silver tissue paper, and viola: a Valentine's nook!

Much Love,





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