Today, I’m sharing a neutral Valentine’s Day cloche vignette that I think you’re going to love. Plus I’m sharing how to make an easy puffy button heart that you can create too.
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This is our first Pinterest Challenge of the year and I’m so happy to be back with this fun group of mine. As you can guess our challenge this month is a Valentine’s Day cloche. If you’re new around here, every month our host Cindy over at County Road 407 selects a photo for us to recreate. Each participant puts their own spin on the photo according to our individual style of decorating.
The best part is seeing how everyone interprets the image, and we always have an interesting variety. Be sure to click through all the links at the end of the post. If you’re stopping by from my friend Niky of The House on Silverado I’m so glad you’re here. I love all five of her Valentine cloche ideas.
To see last year’s Pinterest challenge click on DIY French Country Style Heart Wreath for an easy tutorial.
Our photo inspiration this month comes from Birgit of Crafting While I Wait. Don’t you just adore this sweet vintage Valentine’s Day vignette?
Here’s my takeaway of Birgit’s photo, and what I’ll be concentrating on for my vignette.
- glass cloche
- heart shapes
- old thread spools
- vintage items
Neutral Valentine’s Day Cloche Vignette
I’m going for a somewhat neutral Valentine’s vignette for the living room. In fact it’s taking center stage on a large tray sitting on the round ottoman that we use as a coffee table.
Since bright red shades rarely make an appearance is this room, I’m loving this softer look of neutral colors.
As with most of our Pinterest challenges I’m using items that I already have around the house including leftovers from previous projects.
I was feeling rather crafty putting together this little vignette making a puffy heart with buttons, and wood bead hearts too.
How To Make A Puffy Button Heart
Let me show you first how to make a puff heart button. This may not be my best photo tutorial, but I think you get the gist of how easy these little hearts come together.
- white fabric
- embroidery needle and thread
- pinking sheers
- hot glue gun and glue
- small buttons
- poly fill
First cut out two fabric heart shapes. I’m using a scrap of white denim from a previous project.
Using white embroidery thread and a large needed, sew the two heart pieces together with a running stitch. Note: This can easily be a no-sew project using hot glue or fabric glue.
Before stitching all the way around the heart, insert just enough poly fill to give the heart definition. (Cotton balls will work too.)
Trim around the edge with pinking sheers. This step is completely optional, but I just like the finished look.
The last step is hot glueing the buttons. Starting in the center of the heart and working outward, make a few hot glue dots at a time, and quickly put the buttons in place. Continue gluing until you have the look you desire. (Fabric glue is also a good choice for attaching the buttons.)
I’m using mostly small white shirt buttons with a few random colors in the mix. The shell buttons add a pretty contrast, and gives this little heart a vintage feel.
Creating A Neutral Valentine’s Day Cloche Vignette
I’m always using books it seems in vignettes for one reason or another. In this arrangement it is for height, and it creates a backdrop for a vintage ironstone jar and letter.
Well it’s actually only one page of a letter that is penned in the most beautiful hand. Since I don’t read French, I have no idea what the letter contains, but I think it looks romantic with a ribbon bow. The vintage ironstone jar and letter really gives the vignette a French country look.
Leaning against the letter and ironstone jar is the puffy button heart, and over to one side is a mini tower of vintage wooden spools. They still hold the most beautiful silk thread.
When I made the wood bead hearts, I really had no idea how I would use them. Then I remembered the little tag on top of the cloche in the PC photo, and I decided to tie a bead heart on top with ribbon. The other wood bead heart fills in the empty space behind the books.
To finish the arrangement on the tray I’m using a stack of books, a simple vase of roses, a flower frog and a stone bird. I guess I have to confess I did buy the roses for the post. Can you blame me though, what’s a Valentine’s Day vignette without a little bouquet of flowers?
Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with inspiration that you can use right now!
Up next on our Pinterest challenge is Laura of Everyday Edits sharing her post How To Make A Valentine Cloche In Minutes.
January Pinterest Challenge