February 9, 2009

{ Made up for Valentine's Day }

I can't believe Valentine's Day is this week. I feel like I just put my Christmas decorations away. I'm not a really big V-Day decorating person. Okay, I don't have any V-Day decorations. I've never really found anything valentiney {made up word) that I loved enough to buy & display & I was okay with that. That is, until I read your blogs and see that there are some pretty cute decorations after all. Then while I was at Michaels I came across some very inexpensive wood hearts & my creative juices began to flow. This is what I came up with...

and this...


Here's the package. I can't remember how much these were but, I think it was around $3 for the package of 12.
And this larger one was around $3 also.


I took off the beaded jute hanger from the larger heart & covered it & 1 smaller heart from the package with scrapbook paper & glued them together. Added some ribbon from my stash & wah-lah...

For the second project, I started with a left over canvas from Ms. Sassypants' room & covered it with scrapbook paper. It's a 5 inch square canvas & I thought it was so cute with it's littleness {made up word}.
Covered another one of the little hearts with scrapbook paper & made one of these accordion circles {made up word}...

Glued it all together...

and added a self-adhesive clear jewel in the center...
I don't really love the traditional bright pinks & reds of Valentine's Day so, I decided to use this more muted palette. I love how they turned out.

14 comments:

Laurie Anne said...

Very cute and not too "Valentiney" You could leave those out for a while :0)

Kelly said...

Hi Jamie, just finding your blog and I love your creative ideas.

I had never decorated for V-day either until this year when I too saw so many blogs with cute decorations.

Jeanneoli said...

I am like you...I don't decorate for V Day, but your ideas are awesome!

Trevor and Colette Riley said...

I love it! You are so creative. I need to start doing stuff like that.

Jennifer said...

Very cute!

Sheila said...

Very sweet and not "childish". I love scrap book paper; it makes beautifying simple. Great job!

santashelper said...

Where did you get your scrapbook paper...I love it!

Thanks.

Heather in IN
melody806@ yahoo(dot)com

Angie said...

Very clever use of paper..love it! I don't have too much Valentine stuff I put out either..usually just a few vintage cards..I may try to make a banner though. We are getting pelted with rain so it would be a good day to craft!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I agree - valentines day is a hard holiday to decorate without it looking too cheesy. Your scrapbook paper is perfect and makes your decorations look awesome!

Kasey said...

you are so creative my friend!
luv it.
xoxo

Erin said...

These hearts are beautiful. I am so with you. I have never decorated for valentine's day before, but man was I ever inspired this year while reading other's blogs. This is a great craft!

AJ said...

Love it♥

coco said...

Just found your blog...can't wait to keep reading! I am not much of a Valentine decorator but I loved these things...they don't scream Valentine's day, they are more grown up decorations!

Bethie - Chic Junque said...

You are one talented girl! Love the creations!