Vintage Valentines…

Jan 29, 2009 by

In this set of valentines one comes with a warning. The one that reads “My Heart’s Message” on the front states inside in bright bold red…

A Warning
I’ll not depend on Cupid’s dart,
I’ll take my shears
And steal your heart.

Vintage Valentines

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Chenille Feather Tree Ornament…

Jan 30, 2009 by

These little guys are so simple and fun to make. They look cute attached to treat bags, hung on a feather tree, placed onto garlands and wreaths as well as adorning the front of cards.

Feather Tree Ornament

Supplies Needed:
Red Chenille Bump Stems (Michaels, Hobby Lobby)
White Chenille Bump Stems (Michaels, Hobby Lobby)
Red or White Embroidery Floss
Silver Pipe Cleaners
Red Glass Glitter or Christmas Red Stickles
Iridescent Glitter or Diamond Stickles

Template

Tools Needed:
Wire Cutters (To cut pipe cleaner)
Adhesive (Fabri Tac)
Elmer’s School Glue no run Gel
Scissors

Instructions:
1. Cut one each Red and White Chenille Bump Stems in half
2. To form body hold bump stems side by side and twist together at the center making sure the same colors end up on the same side (although red on white and white on red is perfectly fine)
3. Thread embroidery floss through top of body, double knot, this will create the hanger
4. Bend up ends of stems to create hands and feet
5. Print valentine image template onto white heavy weight computer paper or cardstock, cut out the head, accent using Red Glass and Iridescent or Clear/Pearl Glitter or Christmas Red and Diamond Stickles
6. Adhere to top front of body using Fabri Tac
7. Cut silver pipe cleaner to 6”, twist to form heart at top, place in hand

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Glittered Heart Garland…

Jan 31, 2009 by

I can’t believe it… our last project. These two weeks flew by quick. This garland is simple and I think looks great accenting this mirror in our front room. In the afternoon, the sunlight catches the glitter and adds a nice sparkle. You could drape this across a mantle, hutch, entry way and/or door way. There are so many fun ways to display this project. Oh and don’t forget… you can make this garland as long as you want.

Heart Garland

Supplies Needed:
Red Glass Glitter
Making Memories Paint (Cranberry) or any red paint that is close the color of your glitter
White Paint
Iridescent or Clear/Pearl Glitter
Elmer’s School Glue no run Gel
Strong Adhesive
Maya Road Heart Chipboard Coaster (or use large template provided)
White and Red Seam Binding or Ribbon
Red & White Twine or Red and White Embroidery Floss

Hearts Template

Tools Needed:
Pencil
Paint Brush
Decorative Scissors (Pinking)
Scissors
Hole Punch
Spoon & Bowl

Instructions:
1. Print hearts template onto computer paper, cut out
2. Trace large template onto chipboard 3 times, cut out using decorative scissors
3. Trace small template onto chipboard 12 times, cut out using straight edge scissors
4. Punch 2 holes on 3 large hearts, one on each side
5. Paint front and back of each large heart and 2 small hearts Cranberry, let dry in between each side
6. Paint front and back of remaining small hearts white, let dry in between each side
7. Using a paint brush, apply glue to front of 3 large painted hearts
8. Hold hearts over bowl, using a spoon sprinkle red glass glitter on top of glue, gently pat down the glitter with your finger, let dry
9. Using a paint brush, apply glue to front of 10 small painted hearts
10. Hold 8 hearts over bowl, using a spoon sprinkle iridescent or clear/pearl glitter on top of glue, hold 2 hearts over a bowl and cover with red glass glitter, gently pat down the glitter with your finger, let dry
11. Cut Red and White Seam Binding to approx. 1 1/2 yards, hold pieces together and tie a knot in the center and then 2 more knots approx. every 7 inches on the left and right of the center knot
12. Cut 3 pieces of Red & White Baker’s Twine to approx. 24 inches, thread one strand of Twine through the two holes in each large red heart, tie a bow,
11. Using a strong adhesive adhere one heart by the bow to the center knot and then the 2 others to the left and right of the center knot

Large Red Glass Glitter Heart

12. Cut two pieces of Red & White Baker’s Twine to approx. and tie to knot on each end of garland, tie a bow and adhere small red glittered heart to bow using a strong adhesive

Small Red Glass Glittered Heart

13. Cut four pieces of Red & White Baker’s Twine to approx. and tie in the center of each knot, adhere iridescent glittered heart to Twine allowing Twine to look as though it is coming out of the bottom of the heart, adhere another iridescent glittered heart to the back. Repeat this step four times

Iridescent Glittered Heart

Attached Hearts

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