At Valentine’s Day I get to decorate with pink without any apologies.
I made the hanging heart ornaments from pieces of felt. Each one is two layers of felt, with a thread just hot glued into the middle. They remind me of weeping willows, but with pink, red and white hearts. Pretty cute, huh?
The pink/red vase is one that I made. I bought a wooden vase a few months ago at a thrift store, intending to spray paint it. However, the surface was too slick and the painted ended up dripping and bubbling off. It was very weird. I hadn’t seen that happen before. So I got out my winter j-crew catalogue and Victoria’s Secret catalogue. I cut out strips of pink and red, then used ModgePodge to glue the paper onto the vase. Once it was all covered with paper, I applied two coats of ModgePodge for extra shine.
Then I filled my antique birdhouse with crumpled bits of pink, red and white tissue paper.
I got the milk vases at a thrift store. I adorned this one with some pink/red rose napkin rings that I made a while ago. They were easy to make, but unfortunately, I made them before I started blogging, so I don’t have pictures of the process.
I just love the way the pieces all look together.
The background piece is probably my favorite. It might hang on my wall year round, since the colors are so muted. Again, I used my j-crew and Victoria’s Secret catalogue to cut out hearts in neutral colors. A few coats of ModgePodge onto a canvas and this baby was good to go. I mean, it took me a few hours, but was really simple. I watched Planes, Trains and Automobiles (hilarious) while I did it.
I also used the tissue paper from West Elm (it’s the gray/silver paper that has the words “peace” and “love” and “joy” on it).
I got all the candle stick holders from thrift stores. None were more than a few dollars. If they weren’t the right color, I spray painted them.
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