Hey! Welcome back. Glad you are here.
Things here are super busy with unpacking and getting the house all arranged how I want it, but I still fit in some crafting here and there. I normally never decorate for Valentine’s Day day, but then again, I have never had a entry way to decorate either. So, I thought it would be fun to transform our entry way into a Valentine’s Day explosion. I love it. It is so cute….if I do say so myself. I can totally see me decorating this little area for each holiday or season. Going to be so fun. Not sure I will do Saint Patrick’s Day or not, but definitely do a spring theme soon. Well, that is once it starts to look like spring up here in northern Indiana. That very well may not be until late April. LOL.
So here is a collage of all my DIY Valentine’s Day decorations.
This post isn’t going to be a full tutorial on how I did each project, but there will be some photos showing different phases in the projects. I got all my ribbon, scrapbook paper, wooden letters, cork board, foam wreath, love sign, and wooden banner at JoAnn Fabric with a gift card I got from my mother-in-law for Christmas. BEST GIFT EVER!!!
Up first was my wooden cabinet door sign. I had an extra one laying around so I decided to use it for this project.
I painted the entire door in CeCe Caldwell’s Jersey Tomato. ( The perfect red in my opinion.)
I got these wooden letters at JoAnn Fabric for like $.99 each. I painted them in Jersey Tomato and sealed with Endurance. Then painted them in Young Kansas Wheat by CeCe Caldwell’s. Once this was dry, I used a baby wipe to wet distress so that I could see the red poke through. I wanted to bring in some of the beige I would be using in my bow.
I then sealed the whole thing with Endurance and hot glued my letters on. Tip: I hot glued small pieces of felt on back of the letters and then hot glued the felt area to the board. Sometimes using hot glue on a wood to wood surface will not create a strong bond and letter will eventually fall off. Usually, fabric to wood with hot glue is pretty strong bond. Plus it made my letter stand out a bit from the board.
I created my bow. I didn’t take pictures of this because I never really know what I am doing when I make a bow. I just mess with it until I like it. Let’s just say there is a lot of wire involved. LOL. I wired long strands of ribbon to the bow to create a “frame” around my board. Again, I hot glued a piece of felt to the back of my bow and then hot glued it to the top left of my board. If I would hot glue to bow itself right to the board it probably would have fallen off by now.
Tip: I put tiny dots of hot glue on long ribbon strands to keep them in place on the board.
There ya go! Project 1 complete. So easy and fun. You can usually pick up these type of cabinet door at your local vintage, antique, junk store, or flea market for super cheap.
My Valentine’s Wreath.
Sooo…..I didn’t really take any photos of how to do this because to be honest with you, I wasn’t really sure what I was doing. Just like with my bows, I just mess with it and fuss with it until I like it. Add stuff here and there until I like what I see. This would be so complicated to explain how to do…..at least how I went about doing it. LOL.
But here are a couple pictures of the wreath.
I painted the banner in Jersey Tomato and once dry I sealed with Endurance. Then I painted it with CeCe Caldwell’s Vintage White. Once this was dry I used a baby wipe to wet distress to see the red show through.
Next up was my Love door hanger for the back of my front door.
I used precut cork boards from JoAnn Fabric and selected a piece of scrapbook paper. I cut the paper to fit perfectly on the cork board.
I used Modge Podge to glue the paper onto the cork board.
I selected a ribbon to go all the way around the board. I measured out 4 pieces and then hot glued them around the board.
I painted my Love wooden letters.
I started with Jersey Tomato then sealed with Endurance and then painted on Vintage White. Once that was dry I wet distressed to see the red show through. My scrapbook paper has a bit of pink in it so I then dry brushed on some Las Vegas Fuchsia. Once the pink was dry I sealed it with Endurance.
The strip of ribbon/fabric used to hold the cork boards is actually from the upholstery section in JoAnn Fabric. You could use any wide ribbon you like. I folded over the top of the ribbon and hot glued it so I could slide in a dow rod.
Then tie twine around the end of the dow rod on each end to create your hanger.
The bow. You guess it! I didn’t take step by step pictures. Again, I just start making loops and twisting wire until I like it. Maybe I should just do a video tutorial on how I make bows LOL. Would keep me hands free so I don’t have to keep grabbing the camera.
Here is a close up of my bow. I hot glued a rose in the middle of the bow.
I added the long pieces of ribbon to hang down just like in the wooden sign from above. I attached the entire bow with twine to the side of the hanger.
I did a couple of other smaller projects such as painting a frame red and put rose scrapbook paper in it and then added a picture of my husband. I also, painted a small wooden cutout sign in Jersey Tomato and then put some fake roses in a red vase I had. Nothing major. Just some added touches to the overall display.
Once I had everything done I set it all up and from there just moved things and tweaked it here and there until I liked my final look.
So here it is. What do you think?
This project has been so fun and I really enjoyed decorating this area of our home. I can’t wait to do this with the next holiday. I will definitely post pictures up.
I would love to see your Valentine’s Day displays. Leave me a comment below.
Ok ya’ll I am going to go work on my next project that I have lined up for you. This one is really different and I hope that you like it.
Until next time my friends……….