Saturday, February 9, 2013

Make a French Poetry Valentine's Pillow

When I saw Days of Chalk and Chocolate's gorgeous Valentine's pillow, I had to have one.

I really liked the "love note" pillow on the right, but I loved the "oops" pillow! Why can't my oopses turn out like that?  Mine always have to go into the trash.

Checking out Jenny's instructions, it sounded pretty easy.  Of course, I had to make a few changes to make it my own.  She used red felt to make the ruffle, but I had some red cloth left over from my chevron hearts pillow and French postcard pillow that I put to use.  I also decided to stay with the French-y theme, so I chose a French love poem by one of my favorite authors, Victor Hugo.  I used Google translator to read it in English first to make sure it wasn't a sad - or even dirty - poem before I decided for sure:)

Materials I used to make this pillow:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

DIY Valentine's Day Decor - Decorative LOVE Letters

 I fell in love with both of these ideas that I pinned to my Valentine's Day board over on Pinterest and thought they looked easy and festive.

From Remodelando la Casa (left) and Simply Designing (right)
To make both, however, seemed a bit redundant.  So what to do?  Combine them! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

DIY Valentine's Day Decor - Make a Valentine Heart "I Love You" Picture

There are still 10 more more days left before Valentine's Day; have you been busy making some fun and festive decorations for your home?  If not, what are you waiting for? Here is a quick and inexpensive decoration you can make for your home or workplace, or even to give as a gift!

You will need:

picture frame
graphic to go in background (can print off from computer or use an old book page)
red buttons
heart template
hot glue gun