see what some time off can do for me?
give me a little decent sleep, some decluttering,
and some glitter & doilies…. and watch me get crafty.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day!
I can’t remember the last time I posted something cute I did at home!
Didn’t even post our Christmas this year. BOOO!
I don’t think i’ve decorated for Valentine’s for maybe 2 years
but i made up for this time around.
What have i been busy doing for goodness sake!? LOL
Probably has something to do with redoing my craft room last year.
Everything with a label and a place makes crafting much more fun.
I don’t know what it is but i just feel like Valentine’s Day should
be homemade from the heart.
There’s something endearing about the imperfection of it all.
That and diamonds are good too.
If diamonds aren’t in the plan, you can do glitter too. Close enough.
These were originally craft paper letters you see at Hobby Lobby.
Easy peasy project…paint, brush with a little elmer’s glue, and sprinkle sparkly stuff.
i find glitter is the perfect medium for valentine’s day (in lieu of diamonds anyway)
it’s magical just like love.
and can get messy sometimes just like love…teeheehee
The finished product and my son’s favorite project.
Next up – MY favorite project “hearts of gold”.
You can find these plastic molds every Valentine’s at Target, Kroger, Walgreens, etc..
They’re usually filled with some kind of candy.
Just mix some plaster, pour, and wait a bit.
Then get creative…you can paint, glitter, decoupage…possibilities are endless!
The smaller hearts were from molds i found at Hobby Lobby in the baking aisle.
I painted mine Venetian gold and some “chocolate”.
Remember—no need for perfection.
Awesome project for your little ones too!
You’ll want to seal these with a clear coat to avoid chipping.
For me HEARTS OF GOLD.
I wrote special dates to us with some and painted the smaller ones to look like Godiva Chocolates.
Then i added gold Rolos so there was actually some real chocolate
Probably should’ve waited a little longer to write the numbers on the front.
descriptions on the back
Onto my favorite spot in the kitchen, the mantle above my stove.
And Maceo’s favorite “valentine song” by the Beatles.
Always perfect spot for a focal point each holiday.
Made the banner by just cutting out a triangle and then tracing it on
complementing cardstocks. Sewed that to some pretty shiny ribbon from Costco.
Old Mirror up cycled with chalk paint
(when i don’t know what to do with something i paint it
with chalk paint and somehow it becomes usable again!)
fun with puns!
first up was a jar with “free kisses”.
I originally made rice crispy treats and molded them the shape
of Hershey Kisses.
SOMEHOW they disappeared so i decided it would probably be best
to make fake kisses!
“nuts for you”
in addition to giant rice crispy treats apparently there’s a family of squirrels
living in my house so these work out great.
Here’s what happened to those “chocolate” hearts made of plaster earlier.
just add brown paper wrapper and lo and behold – CHOCOLATE!
Or at least that’s what i told my little brother…I can’t believe i got away with that!
If only i had a photo of the look on his face when he bit into it.
Another homemade banner…cardstock, doilies, ribbon.
I didn’t spend ONE DIME on any of these decorations.
This was a box from years ago. Simple but elegant- velvet is timeless.
Perfect place to leave a love note.
And here you have the XO from earlier, a little “amore” from Hobby Lobby,
a simple photo frame from Hobby Lobby from years back with little bow glued on, and another banner.
22 years my valentine and still going baby!
As we’ve been working on a project for church and scouts with our son this month,
I’ve really loved not just including love for my 2 sweet Valentine’s but also remembering
to love others in our life and thus spread joy.
LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS YOU WOULD LOVE ME. JOHN 15:12