Little Burlap Leaves and a Red Heart

Little Burlap Leaves and a Red Heart

I'm not a huge Valentine's Day decorator. To tell you the truth, I am still trying to re-cover from the Holiday clean-up and re-organization that comes along with the New Year well into the beginning of February. I do though like to add tiny little inexpensive touches here and there for my little (and big) guy! Here is another practically free put together using branches, scrap burlap, floral wire, and a wooden heart I already had (which could be replicated with scrap fabric, paper, or felt) I cut several leaf shapes from burlap by Continue reading

Heart Full of Greens Wreath

Heart Full of Greens Wreath

Since I do not see the weather changing anytime soon around here I decided to repurpose some of the fresh greens I had cut for the holidays. Believe it or not, soaking these babies for 24 hours in cool water really does preserve them. I cut these for use on my tablescape prior to Christmas and they are still fresh and not shedding! I already had this grapevine heart which I used for the base Cutting each spray to about 5 inches long; I bundled them in groups of three I used floral wire to attach them to the grapevine heart; simply Continue reading

A Valentine for The Birds

A Valentine for The Birds

It's a perfect time to make a special treat for your feathered friends {and bring some life and color to your bare branched trees too!}You will need a small bag of pre-mixed birdseed, Knox Original Unflavored Gelatine, A Plastic Mold (I used a heart shaped soap mold), a drinking straw, and ribbon Start by mixing two envelopes of Knox Gelatine (approximately 4 tablespoons) to 1 Cup of water. Simmer on low until the gelatine has completely dissolved. Stir in 2 Cups of Birdseed until completely mixed. Spray your mold with a coat of baking Continue reading

Show Your Jars Some Love ~ Book Page Heart Fillers

Show Your Jars Some Love ~ Book Page Heart Fillers

I promised myself I would use every single page of this paperback book {I'm only on page 53 if you're wondering} so here you go. More book page cuties. I know everyone has empty jars, lanterns, hurricanes, etc. to fill now that the Holidays are over so why not get a jump start for February. {think ♥ love} This is so easy I'm not even sure you need a tutorial but I put one together because I'm feeling the love already. Start by cutting your book pages in strips. Again, I used a paper cutter but you could easily measure straight lines with Continue reading

Made with Love ~ Quilled Paper Hearts

Made with Love ~ Quilled Paper Hearts

There is always a hesitation taking down the Christmas decor around here. Seriously, I was ok with the way our home looked before making it warm and cozy for the holidays, but once I take everything down it seems so empty. So before I procrastinate any longer embark on the packing I feel I need to get creative and craft some things to fill the empty spaces. So here are some little lovelies for Valentines day. Very easy and quick to make and best of all cost practically nothing... First I headed over to *The Graphics Fairy* to visit Continue reading