Make These in the Name of Love

Ok – Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. (If you’re not a fan, I totally feel you. Sorry for all the lovey dovey, heart themed crafts I’ve been sharing for the past few weeks – and take solace in the fact that it is nearing an end.)

But if you are a fan, and you need some last minute ideas for quick decorations or gifts, here is a round of up some relatively simple projects that you can knock out while you are snowed in by winter storm number 9,452 this week. (Oh, how envious I am of you California friends…)

PicMonkey Collage(1)

Clockwise from top left: Darling, glittery DIY Cupid’s Arrows from Bliss at Home // Mini Doily & Feather Valentine’s Garland (by moi!) // Adorable DIY Fringed LOVE Cake Topper from Sugar & Cloth // Easy Washi Tape Heart Decals (me, again!) // The cutest DIY Valentine you’ve ever seen from Studio DIY.

You can make most of these projects with supplies you may already even have on hand, so have fun crafting your little heart out!  xo!

 

Tuesday Things – Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift? Here are a few of my current favorite things from Etsy, which would make awesome gifts for the lucky guy, gal, or pooch in your life! (Yeah, you probably can’t get these in time for Valentine’s day now… but in my opinion EVERY day is a great day to show your people (& pets) how much you love them. 🙂

For the Ladies

LadiesVDay

1) “Pining For You” canvas tote from Urban Bird & Co. // 2) Adjustable, silver-plated Arrow Ring from Bellajoo // 3) “Hello my Darling” 11 x 14 Print from Livy Love Designs

For the Gents

GentsVDay

1) Maple Wood Watch from Tmbrwood //  His & Her Ice Cream Spoons from For Such a Time Designs //  Acoustic iPhone Dock Amplifier from Schuttenworks.

For the Pups

PetVDay

1) Sparkle Hearts Bow Tie Collar from Chucklehounds // 2) Sweet Heart Sweet Potato, Natural Dog Treats from The Kind Puppy // Personalized Heart & Bone Dog Bowl from Purple Glaze Pottery UK.

Have a great day! ❤

Wrapped Wire Heart

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! I had a kind of stinky weekend, but I’ve got quite a week ahead and am determined to get through it with a smile. The good news is there is a three day weekend on the horizon, not to mention the promise of a lovely date night with my beau in honor of Valentine’s Day.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, today I want to share a really easy Wrapped Wire Heart DIY.

WrappedHeart2(1)

This was one of those “let me experiment with this random stuff I have in my craft closet while watching the Olympics Opening Ceremony” projects. (Who wants one of those white furry vest & hat ensembles for this cold winter?? I do!)

So to make your own wrapped wire heart (or letter, star, or any other shape), you’ll need three things:

Wire (I used this kind)

String, Yarn, Twine, or whatever you want to wrap it with!  (I used pink jute twine from Michael’s)

Hot Glue Gun

DSC_0270

All you have to do is bend your wire into the shape of your choice, and then wrap it! Use hot glue at the start & finish to keep everything in place, and that’s it!

WrapedHeart3

You could make a few of these and string ’em on a garland, or make a mobile, or use them in a gallery wall on a teeny nail. Oh, the possibilities!

WrappedHeart

Have a wonderful day!

Mini Doily & Feather Valentine’s Garland

VDayGarland1

VDayGarland5

This sweet Valentine’s Day garland is as easy as pie! I love it in my kitchen right now, bringing some of that trademark Valentine’s Day pink & red to my love themed chalkboard.

Supplies:

Mini pink & red doilies (I found these at Michael’s)

White Feathers

Baker’s Twine

Scissors

VDayGarland7

All you have to do is tie your doilies & feathers onto the baker’s twine, spacing them out & alternating them however you choose. So simple!

VDayGarland6

I love garlands so much. I mean, you can pretty much string just about anything you want onto string, rope or twine & call it a garland. They are usually a breeze to make, and are an awesome way to add simple little touches for holidays & seasons to your regular decor!

VDayGarland3

Happy Friday, everyone – I hope you have a great weekend!

 

 

Washi Tape Heart Decals

WashiHeart1

I picked up a couple of these little white milk bottles from the Target Dollar Spot a few weeks ago, and whipped up this temporary Valentine’s Day touch using washi tape! Here’s how:

Supplies:

Washi Tape (several different colors/patterns)

X-Acto Knife & Paper Cutting Mat

Heart Pattern (I just printed some hearts out onto card stock)

WashiHeartSupplies

Cover the paper cutting mat with the tape – just randomly laying it in different directions so it overlaps & covers the majority of the mat.

WashiHeartPattern

Use an X-Acto knife to trace the heart pattern, pushing through the tape into the cutting mat. When you lift up the card stock, you will be able to peel the tape heart up like a sticker.

WashiHeartCutout

You can put your fun & colorful new heart shaped stickers anywhere you want! I put mine on my white milk bottles.

WashiHeart3

Such a simple way to temporarily spread the love (so to speak), and add some simple Valentine’s Day touches to dishes, vases, or whatever!

WashiHeart4Have a great day!

DIY Arrow Picture Mobile

I am obsessed with using arrows in my home decorating right now. Maybe not as obsessed as I am with burlap (which made this arrow & burlap art from a couple weeks ago a double-win), but definitely feeling it. I think they are perfect for valentine’s day, but can be non-seasonal at the same time, which means I don’t have to pack something away after displaying it for just a few weeks. And this project combines my love for arrows with another unique way to display some of my favorite photos!

ArrowMobile

Here are the supplies you need to make your own arrow picture mobile:

ArrowMobileSupplies

Wooden Skewers (we use these to do veggies on the grill, so I’ve got a whole bunch in my pantry)

Feathers (mine are mixed earthy colors)

Twine

Felt

Wooden Beads

Pictures (I displayed some of my favorite new prints from a recent Social Print Studio order, as well as three more polaroid prints from Marianne Hope (they were in the same ‘love’ set that I used in this picture display).

Kraft Paper Heart Gift Tags (these are from the Target Dollar Spot!)

arrowDIY

To make the arrows, tie three feathers to one end of the wooden skewer with twine. Thread a bead or two onto the dowel, and hot glue triangles of felt to the other end to form the arrow head.

ArrowMobile7

Once I had three arrows made, I connected them with long pieces of twine – doing my best to keep everything even & well balanced. Then you’re ready to clip on your pictures!

ArrowMobile2

The little clothes pins are from the Target dollar spot, too.

ArrowMobile6

I tied the little kraft paper heart gift tags onto each arrow for the “cupid’s arrow” effect, and I could easily take them off after Valentine’s Day. The overall effect is not very Valentines-y, though, so I may very well just leave it as it is!

ArrowMobile4

And, by the way, Social Print Studio is the most amazing photo printing service ever! It is such an easy way to print your Instagram pics, or any other photos you have on your phone, straight from their iPhone app. I’ve ordered their beautiful, matte finish 4×4 prints several times (last year I made a bunch of prints from our wedding & put them in a fun little book). The quality & the price are amazing, and the shipping speed is awesome too!

ArrowMobile5

Right now this is hanging in our living room, though I have a feeling I am going to move it to the bedroom once we paint & redecorate (in a month or two). And of course, the pictures are completely interchangeable, too!

ArrowMobile-Ed

Well, I hope you liked this fun project! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday Things

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! Are you all caught up on sleep after Superbowl Sunday? I’ve got a few favorites for you today in preparation for Valentine’s Day. The theme is “arrows” because I happen to be obsessed with arrow decor right now (as you’ll see again in tomorrow’s DIY!)

 

These Earrings

image_originalThese earrings from Little Big Fabric are so simple & sweet ~ I ordered a pair last week 🙂

 

This Awesome DIY

80fd2c69a61bd74d03d92890a461bec9These DIY Giant Cupid’s Arrows from For The Love Of… would be an awesome project for a kid’s party, Valentine’s Day party favor or decor, or just a fun way to recycle cardboard gift wrap tubes!

 

These Cupcake Toppers

cupidsarrow-1I love these cupid’s arrow cupcake toppers from Creature Comforts – not to mention those cupcakes look pretty freaking amazing, too.

 

Enjoy my V-Day, arrow themed faves for the week & have a great day!