Monday, January 31, 2011

A day of free "LOVE" projects.

I have been in a January's been cold, snowy and blech!
Today it was time to be done with all of that and try to actually accomplish something.

So despite the fact that it was snowing this morning, Lil D and I made some new Valentine's decor without leaving the house or spending a it!

First we took on a Martha Stewart project.

we sharpened crayons over wax paper and then ironed it to melt...cut out some hearts and decorated our front window. I tried to do all pink and red, but Lil D requested green and blue for him and I guess a little "boy" doesn't hurt on V-day either.

If I were to do this project again...I would predraw my hearts on the wax paper and just get the shavings in the hearts, I feel like I wasted a lot of shavings by covering the whole sheet. Also, the first page we ironed between some towels (the crayon bled) and it creased the wax paper. The next few sheets I ironed between some tracing paper (I had) and it left the hearts smooth and flat. Also, I like the hearts straight on the window, not hung, but once up Lil D wouldn't let me change anything.


Next, I took some leftover red felt and pink fleece and cut out lots of hearts.

I hot glued them to some pink ribbon (a heart on each side) and attached it to my mantel.

and lastly, Lil D helped me cut out a vinyl heart and "be mine" to put on a red plate I bought a few months back.

Our Valentine's decor is about done.
I'll post all the pictures soon!


Katie @ Chirp in the Forest said...

Cute projects! Sounds like you and your little man had a great day despite the cold weather. :)

Marissa said...

love all of your V-Day decor! Super cute crafty ideas :)

Carr Family said...

what a cute heart garland, I love it!

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