Monday, January 30, 2012

"Love Notes" Chalkboard


I made a giant vinyl sign last year because I thought I was being so funny.

"Happy Val Day". . . get it. . . I'm Val!

Oh yes, I am so hilarious.

This year when I pulled it out, I decided to give it a make over and came up with this:


I just used some leftover chalkboard paint and chalk. I think it would be fun to let the kids write some love notes on it too!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Button Heart Shadow Box

Every year, when I get out my decorations for Valentine's Day, I am always surprised at how little I have. Yesterday, when I put up my decorations and saw the holes of emptiness, I decided it was time to get my Valentine decoration groove on!

Ben had this shadow box that he said I could have. It has always been in the back of my mind, so if I ever thought of or saw a cute idea, I would have it on hand.

I also have a pretty good collection of buttons. I collected them back in the day when I was teaching school and have kept them around. Buttons always come in handy.

So I spray painted the frame black (it was an ugly brown) and used spray adhesive to attach fabric to the inside.

Then, my oldest daughter helped pick out the buttons and put together the heart on the outside frame. Last, I glued the buttons on.


I told my daughter that I love making my own decorations. I had the best time just talking and crafting with her. It is something I should do more often!


I've got a few more Valentine crafts to post, so stay tuned!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Vinyl Flourishes Framed Picture

After taking down all of the Christmas decorations, my shelf was empty.

Do I decorate for Valentine's Day now?

I feel weird going for the winter theme with snowflakes and snowmen because there is no snow where I live.

So I decided to go for something un-themed.


I had some textured paper leftover and cut out some flourishes with vinyl and "Wah la"!


So easy and yet so fun!