Monday, February 6, 2012
I ran into a few problems with Valentine's Day though. I am not a huge fan of hearts, I am not a big fan of pale pink and red isn't a color we use much of in our house. So I knew that I would have to get creative. And go bright with some hot and deep pinks.
this tutorial on Sugar Bee Crafts while perusing Pinterest. (how I love that site!!) It is hearts but not in your face hearts. While she made them into hair clips, that wasn’t an option for me - no little girls in our household.
After a bit, I knew I had the perfect idea. I could use them to decorate some pillows.
Several months ago, my mother had given me a couple of pillows.
The only bad part of this whole project? I had to cut out all my hearts because I don’t have a machine that uses die cuts. Boo! Luckily, cutting goes quickly while watching HGTV and the DIY Network. I created a template using some card stock which helped things go quickly.
Once I made my “flowers” using the technique outlined in Sugar Bee Crafts, it was time to make the pillows. After perusing a number of web sites and videos, I made a basic envelope pillow using a cotton paint tarp I had washed and dried as my fabric.
When together, we have a V for Valentine’s Day.
When they are apart, it just adds some color to the couch.
I love these heart flowers.
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