Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine's Treats...

So, this will be one of a few Valentine's day tutorials.  

Yes, some might say this is a trivial holiday and yes I agree that Americans spend way too much money on such a silly holiday. However, it is a colorful and over-the-top holiday that is fun to decorate for... especially if you can do it for just a few dollars. Did you catch that?! AND in this post you will get two for the price of one! Just because I love my readers!! On a side note, I can't wait for you too see the debacle that is on my front door, but for now I am celebrating my successful projects: Valentine's Day Garland (that was free!) and i heart you frames. Let's get started...

V-Day garland

Here is what you will need:

  • Several shades of paint swatches (these are free)
  • Yarn that you probably have laying around the house
  • Heart shape (I used a cookie cutter as a template) 
  • Hole punch and scissors
Begin by cutting out as many hearts as you will need. I used 15.
Then you will need to punch two holes near the top of each heart.

Cut small pieces of yarn for each heart. Loop the ends thru the holes and tie a bow.

Repeat until all of your hearts have bows.

You will now take one long piece of yarn that will run the length of your mantle. On the back of each heart will be a loop; I used a large needle to thread each heart onto the long piece of yarn.  

As you thread each heart on... 

slide them down and spread them out.

Now hang your ends and style it to your taste! 

 Ta-dah... cute garland!!

And it's even better that it was free, right?! 

Alright, as promised lovely readers... treat #2.  This one was not free, but it cost less than $5.

 I heart you Frames

You will need:
  • 3 wooden frames from Wal-mart/1 needs to have the heart shape (each frame was .97!)
  • Scrap Valentine's day fabric (gotta love that remnant bin)
  • Spray paint 

Spray each frame with a few coats of paint.

Once it is dry...

Pick a cute font and print the words "i" and "you." As you can see, this is a really easy project.  Once you have printed the words, cut them to fit into the back of each frame.  Do the same with the fabric.

And one more look at everything all put together...

~Happy Valentine's Day~

love,  Kristy

Linking to: 
Frugal Days
Kurtz Corner
my 1929 Charmer


  1. Wow, I love you V-day garland and the Heart You Frames. I really really like your banner, I am going to be making. Thanks for showing us how, I will be making. Your projects are so simple, and yet, so pretty. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Party!

  2. PS - I love you blog banner. I loved you V-day banner I've put this on my Facebook page.

  3. Thank you Cathy... I'm your newest fan on your facebook page!