Monday, January 11, 2010

Valentine's Day Art



I have recently decided that I am going to start decorating my home for whatever holiday is in a given month.  What brought this on?  After I take down all the Christmas decorations, our home looks incredibly bare!  From October through December the house is full of holiday decorations and very festive.  I would love for our home to look like that all year round.

My husband would not be happy if I spent money on Valentine's decorations, so I had to put my thinking cap on and become crafty.

This is what I came up with and it cost me just $4.00!  It will have a home in the center of the mantle, along with some other things.



I bought this board at the craft store for $1.00 and I had the paint on hand.



I asked my husband to make me a frame out of his pile of scrap wood pieces, then I painted it red.



I bought some candy conversation hearts in the bulk candy section of the grocery store.  I used one pound's worth for $2.50.    While my husband I were watching a movie, I sat and hot glued these hearts onto the board.  All 318 of them.



I thought about attaching a ribbon to hang this up, but then decided that it would look best on the mantle.



20 comments:

  1. Great idea! I need to get really creative for V-day too! Thanks for linking up!

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  2. Oh wow that is very creative.. I never thought of using the candy as decor...

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  3. Good idea, I feel like this is manageable. Thanks!
    Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.blogspot.com

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  4. How cute is this?? Love it, great and thrifty idea.

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  5. What a cute idea ... you are very creative. I love this!

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  6. I think it's a great idea to decorate for each holiday. I'm lucky if I get each season done! I love how resourceful you were with this. It's too cute!

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  7. Very tedious but cute as all get out.

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  8. Hi! I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did... you've got some REALLY yummy recipes that I can't wait to try! I'll be checking back often :)
    -Mini Baker
    ps. this idea is so cute! I might have to copy :)

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  9. This is adorable! If you havent already done so, please link this to our Valentine Link party!! I love it! Thanks for visiting my site! Your site is darling!

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  10. I decided to "theme" my fireplace mantle each month or so, after taking down my Christmas decorations...my living room looked bare and too neutral. I have my V Day decor up now, then there will be St. Patty's, then Easter/Spring...I have no idea what to do after that!

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  11. Love it! I plan on decorating for Memorial Day through at least July in general "Americana" stuff. It's bright, crisp and summery....

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  12. Hot glue, AAAGH! Why didnt I think of that?!? I have tried numerous candy heart crafts, and have used PVA glue or Mod Podge which caused the colors to run... HOT GLUE *smack to the forehead*

    Thank YOUUUU!

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  13. That looks amazing and I think it would be a good project provided I do not burn my fingers or eat the candy before I glue it:)
    Joyce

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  14. So fun! You know, they change the messages on those hearts from time to time. If you save it it will be cool to see what the messages were in 2010.

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