Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Tiny Bit of Valentine Decor

Yesterday was a snow day.
I had a list of projects to get done and only did one.
It didn't meet my expectations and I kinda lost steam after that.
I did a little cleaning ( very little ) but really didn't accomplish much at all.

I spent another Saturday shopping with Sis.
You probably think we shop all the time.
The thing is , we don't spend much time together during the summer ( cause I spend every weekend at my trailer down by the river ) so we make up for it in the winter.
Didn't expect to get much done today either.
I surprised my self.

First little project was this wreath.

I started with this grapevine heart from the thrift store.

I cut the center grapevine out so I basically had a heart shaped wreath.
Then I took 2 red feather boas from HobLob , attached the end with a little hot glue and wrapped them around it.
Easy Peasy.

Then it was time to change my "faux winter mantle" ( a thrift store sofa table ) into a "faux valentine mantle".

My "faux mantle" sits in front of a window,
which makes it difficult to take a good picture ( along with my meager photography skills ).
I hung my heart shaped feather wreath in said window.
Added back my in my metal tree which you have seen before here and here.
Some nice subway art ( I apologize I don't remember which site I printed it from, if anyone recognizes it , please leave a comment), my metal
deer ( one sporting a new red bow ) and a small canvas wrapped in Valentine scrap book paper.
It was cute paper with "love" written in script.
But it looked just to plain.
I took some chipboard letters and spelled out "love" and added a a little bird to the corner.

Much better , huh?

Pretty simple.
I don't have a lot of Valentine decor.
For years I down right hated the holiday.
I was a florist in my previous life.
So Valentines Day to me meant a lot of stress and  a couple really long days .
People , please be kind to your florist on Valentines Day.
They do their best to bring joy and beauty to your life :)
So glad that's not me anymore !
Last year I even got flowers ! That hadn't happened for years .

Here's a little Pinterest Valentine inspiration.


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Valentine craft
These awesome heart are made from wax paper and crayon shavings.
Can you believe it ?
Check out the website for directions.

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Red Velvet Cake -beautiful AND yummy

Cocktails for Valentines Day!

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Do you decorate for Valentines Day ?
Or is it one of those holidays you just let go?

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  1. Oh very cute 'boa wreath'!! And spend lots and lots of 'shopping time' with your sis!! Cute mantle vignette!

  2. What a great idea to use that heart basket and turn it into a wreath! I love the boas on there. I also like the simplicity of just adding scrapbook paper to a canvas. Then you can change it out for holidays and not have a lot of stuff to store. (That's what I'm working on now.)

  3. So cute!!

  4. I love your boa wreath and your little heart decorated branches. That red velvet cake looks so delicious :)


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