This year for Valentine’s Day I decided to make all of my decorations for around the house. This is partially because this is the first year I have a house to decorate and partially because I have become obsessed with crafting. My two sidekicks, Ashley and Michelle, don’t help matters any…we have designated days that we get together to craft and share ideas for other craft projects. We call this “Crafternoon.” Yes, I know. We have a sickness. But we have all come to terms with it and are dealing just fine. (Although I’m not sure how our husbands/fiance’ are holding up.)
Some of the crafts I am about to share with you were made at Crafternoon or were inspired from Crafternoon. You can relish in my sickness and take some of these ideas and incorporate them into your decorating, or you can point and giggle at how nerdy I am. Either way, there will be more postings like this one in due time.
“Love is…” Tree
On the pot I painted “Love is…” and then wrote things our family loves on the large, light pink hearts (family, pets, xoxo, etc.) You can find out how to make this by visiting Ashley‘s blog.
I bought a $1 wooden heart from Michael’s and painted it. Then I added my extra glittery, wooden hearts I had left over from the “Love is…” Tree with a little hot glue. I took a piece of thin white ribbon and hot glued each end to the back of the large wooden heart so that I could hang it easily. By the way, I heart my hot glue gun. I use it on everything. Back to the craft…I went back with puff paint to add more details (to mimick thread stitches). And last, but not least, I added glitter to the heart in the middle. I heart glitter, too.
I got this Love cut out from Michael’s for $1. I spray painted it and added more of my extra wooden, glittery hearts from the “Love is…” Tree with the infamous hot glue gun. Simple, easy, cute. Love.
Love Bird’s House
I also got this wooden piece at Michael’s for $1 and painted it by hand with Acrylic paint and glitter. I added more of the dreaded….I mean extra wooden, glittery hearts from the “Love is…” Tree to embellish. (Yes, I am almost out of those little hearts…thankfully.)
The next Valentine’s Day craft I am planning to make will have to wait until next weekend. I will be sewing paper hearts to hang from our dinning room chandelier. Don’t worry…I promise to post pictures :)
Tomorrow is the Monday, so that means I am off to get my beauty sleep. I have to tend to an almost 2-year-old in the morning as well as 28 darling third graders :) Happy Monday!