Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Twig Valentine Heart

Twig Heart For Valentine Decor
I must say I saw a twig heart on
Pinterest and the thought of twigs inspired
me to do one for Valentine's!
 I preceded to figure out just how to do one!
Below I will share!
The pin on Pinterest did not give me
information on the source, so wanting to give credit
where due, I searched the web and found Ellen and her blog

I was tickled when I was done,
I might add it was a challenge for me.

This is what I did:
I gathered twigs, lucky that the snow had melted and it warmed during the day!
Draw a heart on a poster board the size you want.
Cut twigs the size you need to fill in your heart.
I used rose clippers.
Spray paint twigs!
The hard part, picture frame hanger wire to
attach twigs.  I wondered if string would have
Finally, hang with ribbon or I used a scrap of material.

Take Care,
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Saturday, February 2, 2013

My Valentine Burlap Wreath

 Yes, another burlap wreath!!!
 I have seen many now on the web and wanted to do one from First sight, I have worked with burlap before and as others, love the stuff.  Just had to show off mine because I know, who else but bloggers, visitors,, and Pinterest viewers, who have so much in common and can appreciate the love of making something!   

I want to give credit to the last burlap wreath I saw and followed Laura's great instructions.  source nice blog too! 
 Ok, here is mine!

Anyone recognize the red inner heart with the little bell?   It was from Target and a Xmas ornament, I knew when I saw it, I wanted to use it some how for Valentines!  I just glued it onto a heart I cut out from pink poster board.
I then glued white rick rack on the back of the pink heart, leaving
just a trim of white showing.  See below to see the back of the heart.

What i love is that you can use the wreath
for many Holiday's,  just embellish!

The back, See just rick rack and glue stick!  

I hope all your Valentine's Day is filled with Love!


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Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine Candle Decor and DIY

Dining Room tablescape
Just a few Dollar Tree (package of hearts)
hot glued on the candles!
You can remove them after
Vintage linen from my collection, decided to
use it, instead of it being out of site

Now below, is a repurpose idea,
do you have any baby food jars in
your house??
I just used glue stick at the beginning of twine, and white
string and wrapped around the top of jar.  Embellished with buttons, ribbon, or
little glass heart.  I used what I had in my sewing room.
I went into the garage, found a piece of 2x4 from the scrap
wood and lightly brushed some white paint on the wood.
These little jars put out great candle light, and safe with
the little tea light candle holders, no wax mess!

I want to revise the baby food jar
tea light candles!  I found that by just putting
the tea lights on the bottom of the jars, the
flame causes the glass to get hot.

So below, I added Cat Sand, non clumbing,
that we use for oil spills in the garage!
Now, the tea lights sitting on top of the sand
still looks good and the glass does not get hot.
I would not want anyone to burn their
little fingers touching the jars :)


Coffee Tablescape.  Tray I had, candles I had, and
beautiful vintage doily I had,
just sprinkle confetti (Dollar Tree) and wrap with
ribbon (Dollar Tree).   Again you can remove the ribbon
after Valentine's Day!

This Confetti for $1.00 comes with plenty, use in your Valentine
Cards?  Messy for the receiver, but cute!

I found this candle holder at the Goodwill
it was all brown, I just lightly brushed white
paint on it for the look I wanted.
I wrapped a pink gross grained ribbon and hot glued
a red heart from the above package on the ribbon!

The below idea, I did at least 6 years ago, just hot glued
candy hearts around  the rim of store bought candles.  They stay on very nicely with that
good old hot glue gun!

I hope this inspires you to add some Valentine Candle
Light to your Home!
Now, I am off to finish my Burlap Wreath for Valentine's
Day!  I know there are so many out there on Pinterest and
the Blog World, and I must have one!  I will post it when finish!

Take care,

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