Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I HEART This Thing!!!

Like I've said before, I LOVE Valentine's Day.  I've never really decorated for it...except for maybe the dining room table and that's usually just for the big day...but I'm trying to be better about decorating for the holidays/seasons.  The stinky thing about this time of year is that the house looks sad because all the Christmas decorations have been taken down, but it's still way too early to decorate for Spring {especially wind the wind chill is 16 and snow is in the forecast...BOO!!!!}  Thanks to the slew of decorating/crafting blogs out there, I've been inspired to make my own Valentine's decorations and let me tell ya, I'm in LOVE!!!!  I get SO excited when I check my Google Reader and see new ideas!!!  Here's a twist on an idea I saw on this blog.

I took a heart-shaped foam piece and wrapped it up in fluffy red yarn I had around the house.  This step was a little time consuming, but The Biggest Loser kept me company so it seemed like it went by a lot quicker!! 

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I found an old picture frame that I haven't put up since we lived in the old house.  I took it apart and used the cardboard backing for this project.  I decoupaged the backing with 2 pieces of 12x12 black and white scrapbook paper.  I love the idea of using sheet music for different projects, but I have none.  I did, however, have some sheet music scrapbook paper, so I decoupaged that on top of the black & white.I used my distress ink stamp pad to distress the edges of the sheet music and then I added the heart to the top of that!  {I got the heart to stick to using Ticky Tack}. 

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I loved the way it turned out so much that I put it on an easel in our entry way so it's the first thing you see when you walk in the door! 

I also dressed up a couple of candles to match my project.  Using the same scrapbook paper, I cut a strip & wrapped it around the candle.  Then I tied a strand of jute around it and ticky tacked a heart to that. 

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The Girl Creative



  1. I love it. It is so cute and what an easy decoration to make. I love the patterned paper and sheet music. Super job.


  2. this is DARLING!!! and i'm going to a girls dinner tonight with friends, and i signed up to bring dessert. i'm making your dump cake, and i'm so excited to try it out! ;)

  3. Wow! That looks great. I especially love the black and white with the red, they look so good together!

  4. That turned out really cute! i love the contrast with the black and white!!

  5. So creative! I mean, seriously, how do you have time for all of this cuteness??!! Love it!

  6. Wow - so cute - everything!!!! Thanks so much for linking up. You have a great blog - especially love the design. :) Adding you to my blog list. :)

  7. Very cute. Everything looks so good together.

  8. It all turned out so darling! I am loving all the sheet music projects out there.

  9. Love it...soo simple but looks so good!

  10. I love the heart! So cute!

    Thank you so much for stopping by the Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family link party, and adding this to the page! Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow to see which links from last week are featured, and to add your new links!

  11. I would love to feature this project in a post I'm writing for TLC's Parentables.com. It is a round up of Valentine's Day crafts.

    May I have your permssion to use a photo and link back to this post?


  12. @Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl...that would be fine!! Thanks so much!!

  13. can you make these for me?? both candles and picture?? I will gladly pay :-)