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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Crafting A Little Valentine's Cheer

I realized I really don't have Valentine's decorations at my house except for some glittered hearts that I seldom seem to bring out.   It was time to get crafty!

Here is the first Valentine's vingette in our house.  I made the "XO" art, and the plate of yarn balls.  Pretty much a subtle nod to the holiday.

For my first project I used some of the yarn balls I made at Christmas, and then added many more small yarn balls.  I like the mix of the soft pink and cream with the bright pink.

I added a couple of little touches - this heart was cut out of some glitter ribbon.  It is attached to the yarn ball with a sequin pin.

And here is the butterfly ball I created at Christmas from French book pages using a butterfly punch.  

So, yarn balls placed together, simply embellished.  I think adding them to this vintage plate really pulls it all together.

The piece of art was quick and easy.  I chose a X and O from my letter set - they fit perfectly on the $1 canvas found at Michael's last year.  I just put a little piece of tape on the back of each letter so it won't be a problem to remove them later.  I'm not sure if you can tell in the photo, but the decoration on the canvas is flocked.  It gives the canvas more interest and dimension.

Hopefully I will come up with more Valentine's touches for around the house.  I have a couple things in mind so it will just be a matter of taking the time, and putting my ideas together to see if they work.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Dear Lillie's Valentine's Link Party


Lorri said...

I don't seem to have the time to be crafty these days, but this I could find time for! I think it is precious. I did make some tissue paper pom-poms for Annie's birthday in hot pink. I saw a fun wreath made out of different colored small pom-poms for Valentine's day. If I thought they would survive being taken apart and made smaller, I would try it. Just not sure they would still be in good condition. Thanks for sharing a fun idea!

Pinecone said...

Everytime I see your yarn balls - I love em, and I think I need to make some!
The colors are yum!

lisaroyhandbags said...

How cute are those yarn balls? I love the little embellishments you gave them :)

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Valentine goodies tend to be of the edible kind around here and you know what that means! I am simply looking at this the wrong way-lol! XO

Robin said...

You are good at crafty. I love the dressed up balls of yarn - very creative. oh and the butterflies are ADORABLE.

Vintage Home said...

oh such delightful fluffy yarn balls.....your canvas is wonderful! love the butterflies & the sparkly heart!
Thanks for dropping by & for your sweet comment!
Have a great weekend!

Morning T said...

Love your touch of ♥ for the holiday- so cute! That last photo is great with the yarn in front and the xo behind, great job. I need to get busy around my house.

Enjoy the weekend.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So sweet! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

White Whimsy said...

What cute Valentines decorations. I love the yarn balls with the little butterflies. So simple and sweet.

Dear Lillie said...

Love this vignette, Lynda! Especially the yarn balls!