Hi there! Lisa O here for a whole week of blogging! I am going to talk about love :) that is one of my favorite words! Anyway, as Valentine`s Day is coming up next week, I thought I would just share lots of ideas around that theme.
First, I am well aware of that not everyone celebrates Love day (I am married to one!), but as I have thought about it throught the years, I want to do something special on that day. And I hope that I can inspire you to make something cute anyway!
I am going to share crafts, printables, decor ideas and a few layout ideas.
Well, let's get started!
Ok, I had these mini embroidery hoops that I picked up at the thrift store. I removed the embroidery that was there when I bought them and just sat there for a minute or two...what should I do with them? I thought. Then I went to bed. Ha ha! Sometimes inspiration is MIA when you need it the most isn´t it?! But, when I woke up the next morning I remembered a scrap of fabric a friend send me a while ago. I decided to make 3 simple wall art pieces using that fabric.
I added the red fabric to 2 of the hoops and chose a white fabric to go in the third. I then stamped, using one of my paper stamps, onto the red fabric + one that I cut out and adhered to the white fabric. For some variety I handsewed a button to one of the hoops. Voila, a simple decor idea!
A few weeks ago I went on a walk down the beach and as usual my pockets were filled with rocks I just had to take home :) I also came across a few pieces of driftwood. I used one to make a wall decoration. First I added letter stickers to the driftwood.
I then painted over the letters with black paint. I could ofcourse go with red or pink or whatever color, but I thought that black would be a cool contrast to the wood.
When the paint was dry I peeled the stickers of.
Our new collective member Diane Payne shared this lovely and simple decor!
For the next project I pulled out my sewing machine. I punched old bookpages with my scalloped circle punch and some various red-ish patterned paper with a small heart punch. I then simply sewed everything together one string at the time. Last year I made this with hearts I had cut by hand from old books and I didn´t take that down until the Christmas decorations went up :)
In 2010 I made this shadowbox as a weddinggift for a dear,dear friend. I began with painting the actual shadowbox white and then added pink accents as their color was pink. I also trimmed a few photos to add to some of the boxes. I love how it turned out. You could make a smaller version, a family version or maybe do one with embellishment and words for Valentine´s Day.
And here is a fun little poster that you can Download and print for yourself! (Note, I know about the typo in the instructions for this pdf! sorry!) I have made this using digital goodies from Crystal Wilkerson! She is awesome! I hope that you enjoy this!
Idea: print this put much smaller and add to your scrapboooking layouts and even your Project Life.
See you tomorrow!