Friday, January 28, 2011

Weekend Projects

After installing a Valentine's Day window display last week, I realized it's perhaps the easiest holiday to decorate. (duh, right?) Paper hearts, candy, envelopes, doilies. What could be more simple? Or more cute? Confession time: I don't own any Valentine's Day decorations. Well, that's just not going to cut it this year. If you're looking for a good weekend project, I've collected a few of my favorite valentine-related ones right here. 

Just imagine all the possibilities for these vintage sequin hearts. They're all connected, so simply string them up as a garland, or cut them apart and hang them as ornaments. Attach a pin or a hair clip to dress up an everyday outfit. They even look pretty great just casually draped over a chair, no?

Little heart barrettes for the tiniest little loves out there. If your little sweetheart doesn't have enough hair to rock a barrette yet (ahem, Charlotte) you could easily modify the barrettes into a headband. Or sew a bunch onto a little white cardigan. Or hot glue some magnets on the back and show the fridge some love, too.

This is the sweetest idea I've seen in a long time. Bubblegum necklaces = pure genius. Perfect for little gifts or a valentine's day party.

I love conversation hearts. I don't love to eat them...I just love to look at them; I love the nostalgia. They're the icon of Valentine's Day. The perfect solution: hot-glue them to a wreath

{If I put this up, I'd be begging for a visit from the neighborhood raccoons and the voracious ants. So I'll probably just admire this project from afar. But if you don't have insect and/or nocturnal scavenger issues, this project is for you.}

If paper and glue are your mediums of choice, here's a simple heart chain. String them in doorways or windows for instant valentine decor.

Framed hearts...a little bit more grown up take on Valentine's Day decor. This one's not exactly in my price range, but I may try creating my own version for our gallery wall in the family room.

How do you decorate for Valentine's Day?
P.S. If you need me this weekend, I'll be in the garage with red glitter up to my elbows.

image credits: 1. sunday hatch, 2. purl bee, 3. one charming party, 4. tidbits from the tremaynes, 5. How About Orange, 6. sarah & bendrix


Wahzat Gayle said...

love them all

Natalia Lopérgolo said...

Beautiful projects... wonderful ideas. Thanks!.