How is it possible that January is almost over? I had always heard that the older you get the faster time goes. I’m beginning to think that’s true.
Anyway…..Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I love this day. I hope you have as many wonderful people in your life as I do. They are the “loves” of my life. I want to celebrate each one of them and show them how much I love them. In the next few weeks I will share with you some of the things I will be doing.
I don’t know why but I’ve never had too many Valentine’s Day decorations. I suspect it’s because I have so many Christmas decorations and the last thing I want to do is decorate again. Do any of you feel the same way? So, this year I thought I would make something to put on my mantle; a little something to bring the spirit of love in my home.
Thought I would give you a tutorial on how I made these. They really are not all that difficult or time consuming.
First of all pick the colors you would like to use. Gold is such a huge color to decorate with now days, so I decided to use it as the main color. I also added in some red and black. I then hit the fabric store and grabbed fabrics in quarter yard widths and that were on sale. Don’t be afraid to mix different types of patterns. As long as they are in the colors you are using most of them will work together.
I then made a heart pattern from a manila folder. Place your pattern on your fabric, draw around it, and cut it out.
Place the heart pieces right sides together and sew around using a 1/4 inch seam allowance leaving the point open. Turn the heart right side out and stuff. (If you would like to do a two tone heart like this one just cut your pattern in half and add a 1/4″ seem allowance. Sew the two pieces together.)
Tuck in the point and stitch opening closed straight across. This will allow the heart to sit flat on the stand.
Decorate each heart. I just gathered trims, buttons, etc. that I already had and hot glued or stitched them on the hearts.
I then spray painted a variety of stands found at the craft store or thrift store (glass candle sticks, wood turnings, and wood spools). Then I hot glued each heart in place on top of the stand. I like to use a variety of heights to give the display interest. I also embellished a few of the stands just for fun.
I hope this gave you some inspiration to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day. These were a blast to make.