Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine's Decor

First off- aren't our new signatures that Jana made so super cute?! Gosh I love 'em!

I've been trying to make a few "pretties" for our house for V-Day coming up.

I used my Silhouette machine to cut out these hearts in different sizes, and then embellished them. I added them to strips of tulle & ribbon to make a pretty decoration for our bedroom door.

I also added a few Dollar Tree glittery snowflake ornaments from Christmas time.
(All made from the Object of my Affection kit!)

I also bought one of those cute little mailboxes from the Target Dollar Spot and embellished it. I know, it's been done a million times- it still doesn't mean that they aren't cute! ;)

I layered a Pink Paislee press-on rub-on on top of one of the little round journaling spots in the kit. I love how you can see the design on the journaling spot come through the sheer design of the rub on.

One final thing: I wanted to share with y'all my ribbon & trim storage!

It's not anything spectacular AT ALL, but it works for me.

I mounted a tiny curtain rod onto tiny brackets onto the wall, added clips, and then keep all my ribbon sorted by color in baggies, attached to each clip.

One thing you need to note: I keep my scrap stash pretty cleaned out. I like to sort through & purge sometimes as frequently as once a month. I try to only keep around the stuff that I really, really like. Hence- not a ton of ribbon.

I keep rolls of other stuff on the rod too. Also, random little crafts that my kids make may or may not get clipped up there. That's just how we roll. ;)

(By the way, my kids told me that little paper doll is a mommy. Wanna guess why? LOL)

Random scraps of ribbon go in this big jar. Also known as me being too lazy to mess with them.
Make sure to check out the Seaside Cottage slide show below! Noel only has a couple of these kits left!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your projects virginia...and loving the way U hang the ribbons....i'm lazy and have all mine shoved into a big ikea basket!! lol! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)P:):):):):):):):):):):):)

caroline hancock said...

love this stuff, i gotta get me a mail box or make one even, im like you i clear out my stuff alot , shove it on trade me but now lucy my 3yr old loves to scrap with me so think i may start just giving all the goodies i dont use to her, means i can get more done if she happy to sit at the table with me lol

Virginia said...

Caroline, I do the same thing! Emerson loves to "scrap" with me so I give her lots of scraps and cast-offs from me. She loves it!

Noel said...

goodness these are sweet!!! I need more time people...more time!! Oh yeah, and more energy! ;)

Jana Eubank said...

What an awesome post, Virginia!!! I am drooling over all of these adorable projects! Love your ribbon storage, too! I need to get me a "random scrap" ribbon jar. All my little bits get mixed in and I know I'm never going to use them that way.

Anonymous said...

Virginia I love your hearts! So pretty. The mailbox looks wonderful too!

Star Rork said...

I am laughing my butt off at your little mommy doll! Love your projects!