Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine's Decor Project

I went to Marshall's for the first time and I believe that I left there saying to myself "why haven't I come here before!" I was in love with so many things but only bought a couple of home decor items. Two vases that I will have to share later once I actually buy the flowers to go in them, and this frame that was $7.99. I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it...
This adorable little piece now sits on the cabinet just outside my downstairs bathroom. I used some Love Me Do collection papers from My Mind's Eye that I picked up last year.
I measured and cut white cardstock to fit the frame and then cut these two frames and pop dotted the red one to add some yummy dimension. I don't know about you but I am in love with turquoise this year!
Then I picked out several of the coordinating papers and punched hearts out of them and just started laying them out until I was happy with the pattern. I got out my new sewing machine (and actually threaded it myself this time!) and I stitched down the center of each heart. I did have to adhere the hearts down with one little strip of adhesive just off center to keep them in place so I could sew them down. Then I lifted up the sides to make them pop! I took out the glass from the frame so it had enough room, and that was it! Super simple and super cute!

More decor stuff coming tomorrow with stuff I have done using my Silhouette SD.

1 comment:

laura vegas said...

super cute project! i just started using my sewing machine, and was so proud of myself for figuring out how to wind a bobbin. lol!