Showing posts with label Valentine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentine. Show all posts

Friday, February 4, 2011

Upcycling: branch photo holder

You may have seen my previous posts on how I’ve made use of our yard clippings. I made a yule log  and tree for the holidays and thumbtacks. I finally came up with an idea for one of the thicker branches.

I made a photo holder with a carving in the branch. I wanted the branch to resemble those old trees that have initials and a heart carved into them.

I carved the heart with an Xacto knife. Working slowing, I carved the outline and then chipped away the bark and cleaned up the edges. Miraculously, I didn’t cut myself while doing this.

Once the heart was complete, I sawed a groove into the top of the branch and glued a paper clip into the groove.

I had a feeling when I started this project that it would end up on my wall of shame but I
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the way it turned out.


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Monday, January 31, 2011

Inkling: hugs and kisses valentine card – free download

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away and I wanted to share a card I made with you.

The PDF is for the full size card or you can print it out at 50% to make cute Valentine tags.

You can find the PDF for this card under the Goodie Bag Tab. Hugs and kisses (and hearts)!





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Friday, January 21, 2011

Etceteras: homemade ribbon wreath

I saved the cardboard core from a roll of tape. I know there are others out there who do things like this… save things like tape rolls. At least I’m hoping that’s the case.

The cardboard roll measures about 2 inches and I’ve been saving it to make a tiny, miniature wreath.

With the ribbon I made from yesterday’s post, I rolled tiny little rosettes and glued them onto the cardboard. I rolled, I glued, I rolled, I glued…


I like the variegated shades of the rosettes and I’m happy my cardboard tape core has been put to good use.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.








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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Etceteras: homemade ribbon

I received a gift at Christmas that was wrapped with beautiful pink and red variegated ribbon. I saved it, rolled it up and put it in my ribbon jar. It would be perfect for wrapping Valentine goodies but I don’t have enough.

Solution… make your own ribbon. Ideally, if I do this again, I’ll buy a spool of white grosgrain ribbon. For now, I went a little more homespun and used white cotton fabric strips – raw edges and all.


To make this variegated ribbon, I cut strips of white fabric and rolled them up. I dipped one end of the roll in a small bowl filled with water and red food coloring. Once the food coloring started to bleed up the fabric roll, I took it out and placed the roll in a tin pan. I dripped undiluted food coloring onto the roll and let that bleed into the fabric. I unrolled the strips and let them dry.




I’ll use this ribbon on cello bags filled with Valentine goodies and other small packages.

I also used this ribbon on a fun craft project. Come back tomorrow and check it out.







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   A Crafty Soiree Party Button giveaways Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom