Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February Craftiness

We moved into this house almost four years ago and until recently I really hadn't cared much about decorating it, because for one, this house was supposed to be a tempory stepping stone to our own home (yeah, we're still here, living the dream!)and two our land lord is very particular about what he will allow in his house. For instance, no nails in the walls, sticky hooks are to be used instead.
Well, since quitting my job and being home with Mags I've had more time for crafting and decorating the house has become a fun hobby for me. And Maggie too. She's the boss around here, you know!
I did a little bit of crafting around Christmas but I went all out for Valentine's Day! There were so many fun projects I stumbled upon that I'll admit I became somewhat obsessed!
This blog is not only a fun way to keep in touch with family and friends. I also use it as my personal scrapbook/journal and plan to make it into a book for my family one day. So, it seems like just the place to share my craft projects. But, if I become one of those "look at me! look at me! craft bloggers" please shoot me!
My first February craft was discovered by my awesome friend, Clar. I believe she found it here. We thought we'd have a fun girl's night and make a wreath while we watched a movie. We thought we could finish it in one night! Haha! We now know that was ridiculous! It wasn't that it was a difficult craft but it was very time consuming! I've lost count how many hours I spent cutting felt and hot gluing it into rossettes! I think it was worth the glue gun burns!

I made this with the leftover rosettes:

I found this baby here and fell in love with it!

I LOVE this burlap banner but I don't love the $48 price. I made my own for $4.Does it make it cuter because it was so inexpensive? I think so! Maggie likes it. Isn't she funny?

This one I saw at a craft store a couple years ago. It cost about a dollar to make. Gotta love decorating on the cheap!

Heart Garlands=Love!
Guess what this one was made out of?
My version of this

Thank you Little Birdie Secrets for this tutorial!

Remember the 90's rag wreaths? This is the garland version of it. And it makes me happy to walk down the stairs!

What do you do when you browse the card aisle for and hour and still can't find the perfect card for your honey? Make your own I say!
This is what happens when you give your children a giant cardboard heart, potatoe heart stamps and random craft supplies! I love those little creative minds!

The tp Valentine butterflies were just for fun. The Valentine inchworms we found here. We also made them for Daisey's class party.

There were so many Valentine bows I wanted to make, like these made by my cousin, Shirley. But, I ran out of time and ended up making this one:

Maggie seemed to like it! Daisey insisted on a style that she found here

More fun things I WANTED to make, but hey, there's always next year!


Shirley said...

I love it all!!! Especially the rosette wreath! You did awesome on that. I hope one day The Ribbon Retreat carries felt so I have time to do something like that. :) Maggie looks like she loved everything too. She's such a cutie!

nate_clarlaw said...

Can I spend every holiday at your house, please? You are so festive! I definitely think the wreaths were worth it - so I'm glad you do too!!

Can't wait for our next girls night!

Love you!

Eric and Brynn said...

Too cute! Loved them! Can you come decorate my house? Love ya!

Chris and Corie said...

how did you make those roses? they are gorgeous!

I love these ideas - I bookmarked this blog entry to come back to next january so I can make more v-day crafts myself!! Love it all!

sara's art house said...

SUPER cute! I love it all- especially the button heart!

Diva Daisey! said...

I love it!