February 8, 2012

Feelin' the Love | Valentine's Decor

I love decorating for the season or holiday.  If I'm going to be in this house all day every day, I at least want it to look festive.  Last year I used most of these ideas around the house...old post here.

I found this super adorable idea on Pinterest and decided to give it a try.





If you are looking for an inexpensive yet time consuming, labor intensive craft that it sure to give you carpel tunnel syndrome and hot glue burns and blisters, this is for you!  They turned out adorable, but two was all I could handle.  Maybe if I would have made them with smaller styrofoam balls???  Ah well, we live and we learn.
I paired these little death balls with a cute *FREE* printable from my pal Becky Higgins.  Click here to download for yourself.  You can thank me later.
Here's another one.  They can both be found in the free section I linked above.  This was one of my dollar store frames spray painted pink.  I've used these for several little projects in the past.
Next up, I gathered all the silver frames I had and swapped out the photos for my "XOXO" collection.  I made these last year, I think, inspired by the lovely ladies at Tatertots and Jello.  Scrapbook paper, clear glass pebbles, glue...Super easy, super cheap, super cute.
I also made a little heart with my stones and grouped it with any red/pink/white frame I had sitting around.
There are so many great ideas out there.  Are you ready for Valentines day?

Oh yeah...I just picked up my prints for B's Valentines for his class...how cute are these??

Are you kidding me?  Again, free printable.  I can fit 2 on a 4x6 photo and printed them at Costco for $.09 or $.13 or something.  Couple packs of Fun Dip and BAM...adorableness!

4 comments:

Abby Devine said...

Love your holiday decor.... The balls you made are so fun! And the picture frames are so easy to do!

Happy vday to you and your family!

Kim said...

Love the flower balls, they may have been a lot of work, but they were definitely worth it! :-)

katie said...

Hi Sara,
I am a new PLer and I'm pretty excited about all it has to offer. So far I've kept up and I'm loving all the new ideas I've found. I actually found your blog and have been reading it lately b/c you live in the same area that I do. The funny thing is that I actually sat next to you at Bistro after my MJ party. I'm a friend of Sue's. Such a small world right? I was actually pretty excited once I figured out who you were but then I spent the next hour or so trying to figure out a non creepy way of telling you that I lurk on your blog. I decided to leave that intro for another day, which leads me to today. Anyway, back to the point, I'm sort of looking for someone to answer a few questions I have related to PL, Mac and Photoshop Elements. The doozy is that I am new to the Mac, new to Photoshop and new to Project Life. This is not a good mix I'm finding because I'm ready to pull my hair out and I'm pretty sure all of my questions have fairly simple answers. I just haven't been able to find someone in the area who can help me. Would you be willing to let me contact you? I promise I'm really not creepy; I just think your blog is great and I love how you do Project Life and I'd love to learn a few things from you. Feel free to email me too.
Thanks so much.
Katie Kuiper

jk_kuiper@yahoo.com

Heather said...

Those styrofoam rose balls are gorgeous!!!

And I love that idea for Valentines for when my kids are in school! Great idea!!