Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great week. Now that it’s February it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. Do you go all-out? Or do you consider it a “lesser” holiday? I guess I fall somewhere in between. How could I ever stop buying special chocolates for my kids and my sweet husband? And certainly the love holiday deserves a front-door wreath and a few pretty decorations. One year I even made a Valentine’s bunting(!). Last week I got busy with some glitter and some glue and made some pretty amazing vintage-style Valentine’s.
I’m hoping you’re going to love them as much as I do.
Some of the materials you will need: cardboard hearts (I cut mine with my Sizzix Big Kick die cut machine), glitter, Modge Podge, vintage music paper, ribbon, and your computer. To make the banners, pick a font you like (i picked Veteran Typewriter) and used Word Art to make it curvey; I think it adds to the banner-ishness. [My Cardboard Source: Aldis. Look between the layers of sugar sitting out on pallets. The layers are separated by the most gorgeous piece of cardboard you ever seen. I get some strange looks as I’m rolling out the door because it’s quite large, but who cares? When I get home, I cut it into manageable strips and store it behind a cupboard.]
To glitterize your hearts, spread Modge Podge generously–but evenly–and sprinkle glitter on top (also generously) and pat lightly with your fingertips to ensure adhesion. Tap off the excess glitter and allow your heart to dry for a couple of hours or over night. [If they curl up a little while drying, I set something heavy on them for a few hours and that flattens them nicely.]
To make the rosettes for 4″ hearts, cut pieces of vintage music paper (2 1/4″ x 8″) and fold them into accordions. The next steps are a bit tricky, but I have all the details in my Christmas star post, so pop over there if you need some help.
I had lots of fun making them in all different colors and using different words and phrases on the banners. What else could you print on your banners? How about “Love You More,” “Kiss Me” or “I Will Always Love You”?
I placed them all around my ironstone cupboard. You can find them hanging from finials
And on the door knob, too.
Things are looking mighty festive around here.
Wishing you all successful Valentine’s Day planning and preparation!
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