Be My Valentine

A simple old-fashioned wish, “Be my Valentine” and a Valentine wreath with a twist.

 

Be My Valentine Chalkboard

 

On the front door is a heart wreath with an argyle look. With the fun seafaring colors, it can stay up long past Valentine’s Day.

 

Front Door

 

 

 

I love argyle patterns almost as must as I love plaid, and that’s saying something. The last few years, I’ve made several different versions of this wreath with fall leaves, hearts and diamond shapes. The color combinations and holiday themes could be endless.

Supplies for this project:

  • Styrofoam wreath
  • Indigo blue yarn
  • Natural cotton string
  • Baby pink and royal blue felt
  • Scissors
  • Glue dots or low-temp glue gun

This project comes together so quick.  First wrap the wreath with yarn making sure the strands are tight and close together.

 

Wrapping yarn around the wreath

 

Next make a pattern for the hearts and trace around the pattern with a marker on the felt.

 

Heart shapes

 

After cutting out the heart shapes, arrange them on the wreath. Once the desired pattern is set, secure the felt hearts with a few glue dots, which hold instantly.  I’m very  impressed with glue dots and didn’t even know they existed until recently. Obviously, I need to get out more.

 

Argyle pattern

 

Lastly, wrap the cotton string across the hearts to form the argyle pattern.

 

Hearts and white cotton string

 

Valentine Wreath on Shelf

 

I took a few photos with the wreath propped on a shelf for a side view of the hearts.

 

Valentine Wreath Side View

 

Wreath with a bow

 

The bow is optional.  I prefer the masculine look but you may fancy a wide delicate bow. Either way just have fun with it.

 

Pretty bow and wreath

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Cheers!

 

Repurposed Containers

It’s possible, I might have mentioned about three dozen times, my “thing” for plaid. So, if I have an opportunity to incorporate plaid into my decor, even if it is only a tiny container with a tartan band, I seize the moment. This is also a quick and easy project to repurpose tin containers for organizing, plus make them more attractive for display.

 

Container with label

 

While cleaning out the pantry, I realized the tartan tin tea container, is way too cute to be hidden. Since I’m a big tea lover, I have a variety of containers that can be repurposed. These cute tins will be perfect displayed on my desk.

I should probably clarify, that while I do have a thing for plaid, I’m very selective when it comes to colors.  The navy, green, brown and gray plaids go best in my decor, but for some reason are more of a challenge to find.

 

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Fall Chalkboard

Thinking about fall, cooler weather, and that wonderful feeling of knowing a change is floating on the air, inspired me start a fall bucket list.

The first thing on my bucket list – update the chalkboard. Turning my attention to my neglected chalkboard, I decided to write the first things to pop into my head.

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