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Showing posts with label Pink and Red. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pink and Red. Show all posts

Thursday, February 6, 2014

How To: Stamped Burlap Heart Banner

I am loving the idea of vintage inspired Valentine's decor! Burlap or Kraft brown just call out my name, and red is my favorite color, so I am all over any decorations pairing the two. 

I made this little burlap heart banner to give my untreated kitchen window a little Valentine pizazz.

You will need:
1 yard Burlap
Dish sponge
1 sheetcard stock
red craft paint
paint brush
baker's string
clothes pin

1. Create a flag shape from card stock. I used a 4x6 piece. Using your flag as a pattern, carefully cut a flag shape from your burlap.

2. Once you have 1 burlap flag cut, use it as a pattern instead of the card stock for the rest of your flags. Burlap on burlap is easier to keep in place as you cut. 

3. Cut a 2-3 in heart from card stock and trace it onto your sponge.

 4. Cut your heart out of the sponge.

 5. Clip your pin to the back of the heart to use as a handle. Pour red paint onto a paper plate or cardboard.

 6. Dip your sponge into the paint and slide around until the heart is covered.

 7. Carefully lay your heart paint down in the center of the flag. Press down firmly {Make sure to place a scratch paper underneath to keep paint from seeping through the burlap onto your work surface.}

 8. Carefully lift your heart stamp up.

 9. Optional, but I added paint to fill some of the holes and make my heart more solid.

10. Allow paint to dry and repeat on each flag.

 11. Fold the top half inch of a flag over, and cut 2 small, centimeter long vertical slits about an inch and a half apart.

 12. Starting underneath the flag, weave string through all your flags in a line.

 And, you're done! Hang your banner and space your flags out evenly.

Do you do much decorating for the 14th? Not to be overdone, but I love a little sweet glamor for the special day!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Valentine Party with Hot Chocolate Bar

 A few of my friends and I spent February 1st morning eating waffles, drinking hot chocolate, and making valentine cards for our guys!

Valentine Hot Chocolate Bar

Hot Chocolate Packets
Strawberry Marshmallows
Original Marshmallows
French Vanilla Pirouette Sticks
Crushed Weight Watchers Chocolate Toffee Squares
Chocolate Raspberry Sticks
Hot Fudge Sauce
Whipped Cream
Boiled Water on the Stove


I love time with good friends, and Saturdays!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A few of my favorite things...

I love Valentine's day! It has been such an awesome opportunity to think about the perfect gift of love we have through Jesus Christ! I am so thankful that we can have hope in Him and know what true love really is...

"By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers." (1 John 3:16)

pink and red are my favorite colors! They are everywhere...

It just makes me so happy!

I made tons of valentine cards this week! So fun :)