Tuesday, February 02, 2010

DIY Valentines Decor

I love to make anything crafty. I really do. I always have a list of projects that I want to make. I'll see an idea (usually online), bookmark it, buy the supplies, and then follow the tutorials. That's just my thing, you know. It's my hobby, if you will. Being at home with little ones can get monotonous at times. Don't get me wrong, I adore my boys and I'm thankful every single day that I get to be at home with them. But... some days I just need a creative outlet. So, I sew/paint/decoupage/craft/whatever. That's my "me time." :)

So... I thought that I would share some more fun crafts that I made this month to spruce up the Carpenter Casa.

1. Valentine's wreath from The Idea Room - This came out super cute! I'll warn you, though, you have to cut out LOTS of hearts. Like 200... I just cut them out while I was watching the Biggest Loser. Ha!

2. XOXO Marble Frames from Tatertots and Jello - I loved this one, too. The only problem was that the E6000 adhesive stinks! I made these over the weekend and I still feel like my whole living room smells of E6000. But, that's a small price to pay for the cuteness on my mantel. :)

3. "Love You" Scrabble frame seen HERE - I ran across this frame on a random website and I thought it was darling! But... it was listed as 45 British pounds. Isn't that like $70?!?! Um, I don't think so, my friend! I made mine for F-R-E-E. I had the frame and scrapbook paper already. I swiped a few tiles from our Scrabble set and stuck them on with glue dots that can be easily removed. So, after Valentine's Day, I can return the tiles to their rightful place. Cute, huh?

I love Valentine's Day, but we don't really ever do much as far as celebrating. I have big plans for this year, though! Stay tuned... I'm sure there will be a blog post. :)


Mrs. H said...

I love all of your "me day" projects. clayton is a mess - a sweet mess though. I remember some of yours and Wade's creative gifts. Remember the candy bar one? I hope sking was great and no one broke any bones!

Holly said...

You know I've already drooled over your wreath. This scrabble tile frame is melting my heart. I adore it. Sigh. I heart Valentine's Day and I'm glad you do, too. I'm excited to hear about your plans!

Matt & Cindy Fleharty said...

Sarah, I love all your projects! One day I aspire to be crafty like you!!! By the way, where did you get the boys' sweaters (from the pic in your header)? I need the inside scoop on cute boy clothes!! Oh, and my Drew's coming home outfit from the hospital included your adorable embroidered onesie!!! Thank you!!!