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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Valentine's Day Ideas #2 - 9 ideas for home decor and more

Here is the next set of Valentine's Ideas. I sure love this holiday, and here are a few reasons why...

wooden heart chain

(Take wooden hearts, paint them, drill holes and tie them together)

 FELT Valentine's cards

(I cut hearts in different shapes out of scraps of felt, stamped some smaller hearts on paper and I adhered them to cardstock for some simple and fun cards for a fun touch)

Framed Owly Love

(I cut out an owl using this template and framed it)

Valentine's Wreath

(I bought a foam wreath from the dollar store, wrapped it with some red garland I found in the Christmas clearance for 10 cents, added some wire heart garland and then cut out a heart from paper to hang in the middle and hung it up with a piece if ribbon)

Fabric Heart Applique for a shirt

(cut out a heart from fabric, then stitch around the heart leaving enough room to snip the edges so it will fray in the wash, then cut out a smaller heart for the middle and iron it on with heat n bond)

Fabric Heart Wreath

(I made this last year using this tutorial)

Little Frames full of Love

(I found these adorable frames in the $1 bins at Michaels, punched out a paper heart, I then cut out the plastic glass then added the heart with dimentionals....they come with a stand too!)

You've Got Mail 

(I have seen these little mailboxes at Target, Michaels and I am sure other places.  I found mine at the DI-thrift store last year and decorated it with paint, paper, ribbon and rub-ons)

 Heart "Felt" Garland - my favorite

(I bought $0.98 worth of felt.  Cut circles, then hearts with my pinking shears.  I cut enough hearts that I put a heart on the back side as well so if I were to hang it up in a doorway it was finished on both sides.  I cut 2 small slits at the top of the cirlce to then thread some glitter twine through each one to hang them up.  I used spray adhesive to attach the hearts)


Lanie Ree said...

That little owl just made my day! And I LOVE the felt heart cards.

I never liked Valentines Day before. Who knew how much fun it could be...?

Lori said...

Hi Becca,
I love your blog! You are so crafty!

I host a party each Thursday, called Get your Craft on Thurs., and I featured you on it, so come on by and grab my you were featured button...

I would love for you to join my party.

i'm also having a giveaway and would love for you to enter.

Resh Rene` said...

WOW I LOVE all your V-day decorations!! I love to decorate for each season but am SOOOO cheap lol I usually try to find EXTREME deals and end up making it all myself.

Thanks for sharing such wonderfully thrifty projects!

Misty said...

I love the felt heart garland! That's one I'm going to have to try!

Pistolmom said...

Felt Garland for me!!! Looks easy enough to make and I think I've got some change laying around....somewhere :)

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Oh those cards are cute! There's a lotta love at your house!

fawnda said...

Great ideas! I love the owl and the garland! Very cute!

Kimberly said...

So many crafts! So little time. Soooo much jealousy that I'm not as crafty as you!

Thanks for sharing!

Rowberry Family said...

your house looks ready for the big day, way cute ideas!

Diane said...

Hi! :) I put your owl on my bag! I love it!! :) I posted pictures on my blog: http://dbbydesign.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-bag.html along with links to your shop and blog. Thanks so much!! :)

Darlene said...

Love your creative ideas, especially the garland.


Diane said...

Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I got the idea from another bag I saw, but I did make up my own pattern. It's really pretty simple. If you want I can post how I made it, or at least send you the "pattern". Just let me know. :) Good luck! It's so hard to find a good bag to hold everything.

Diane said...

p.s. I do love all your valentines decor! So creative! :)

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

Love that! So fun!

RootsAndWingsCo said...

I also LOVE Valentine's Day! I love all the fun things that you have done!!

Rebecca of the R&W Gals

Beta said...

Thanks for this beautiful idea! I have thought about sharing it with my readers and I hope you are not sorry if I have inserted her in my post of S. Valentine (http://bimbumbeta.blogspot.com/2010/01/s-valentino-il-gri-gri-per-una.html). If you had to not make you like I will handle to remove the link to your blog. Regards, Beta

Heidi Ferguson said...

Wow, I am astonished at the amount of Valentine's crafts you've done! That's awesome! It would be so fun to do like a holiday challenge...the 30 days before the holiday do a new craft each day or something.