Sunday, January 29, 2012

V-day Crafts

Hi gang! How's your Sunday? Mine is incredibly lazy.  Paying some bills yesterday made me realize that January is almost over. I'm not sure where it went because I feel like I wasn't there for most of it...I certainly haven't made much that's new within the month, but January is always fairly lazy around here - that big come-down from the holidays never motivates me much.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and two of my favorite things I've made ever are for V-day. In case you wanted something quick and easy to make (that even the kiddos could help with) I'm reposting below with a few notes.


I've been asked many times where I got the wire hoop I used for this - but they were all no-reply commenters that I couldn't respond to :(  I found my wire hoop in Joann's in the section where they sell embroidery hoops (or in a nearby aisle). They come in a variety of sizes and are hung concentrically on the hooks. Alternatively, you could use a wire wreath form from in the floral section - but you may need more fabric as they have about 3 rows of wires. If you can't find either or just want to use what you have around you could form a wire hanger into a circle (or even a heart!) and tie your fabrics around that.


If you don't have a sewing machine, you could always needle up a length of sturdy thread or embroidery floss and do a running stitch up the center. This could be a good way to teach a young'un some simple stitchery as well, and can be made in any length to accent a mirror, a piece of art, anything that could use some lovey brightening. 

I must now go get myself dressed and ready for the day. Yes, it is officially after-noon, and I'm in my jammies still. But the nephew just asked me to take him to Office Max (I know!! What?!?!?!) so I must  be off. And then it'll be time for some quiet Sunday stitching.

See you all in a bit!

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21 comments:

  1. Sheesh, doesn't your nephew know that Sunday's jammy day? ;o)

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  2. Looks like you have been bitten by the the (Valentines Day) Love bug!

    Sweet deco :D

    Visiting from Homemaker On A Dime!
    ~Suzanne in NW IL from WhyCuzICan

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  3. Really pretty wreath. Besides my weekly fri-monday linky, I am hosting a Valentine contest. I would love for you to link up for a chance to win.
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

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  4. This year I'm looking forward to valentine's day. Just have to make sure hubs knows we are celebrating it with gifts. This wreath-on-door culture just never took off in Singapore. I wonder if it's an American tradition.

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  5. wow wat a lovely wreath Bethany!:).. cant take my eyes off it:)

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  6. Lovely :) - pretty how that turned out.


    Love for you to share this at JAQS Studio Linky Party:
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/01/made-by-me-16-linky-party-and-features.html

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  7. Love LOVE the wreath! It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing:)

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  8. The wreath is amazing! I wish I had the time to sit and make something as pretty as that!
    Feel free to link up on my blogs linky party!
    http://toastiestudio.blogspot.com/search/label/made%20monday

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  9. Love these ideas :0) Thanks for putting them all in one spot!

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share at Pin'Inspiration Thursday. Hope to see you on Saturday to help "Beat the Winter Blues". Have an awesome day.

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  10. That is so pretty! What a nice way to welcome guests. I am a new Pinterest follower and have pinned this. Visiting from Fireflies and Jellybeans. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  11. I found you on Tip Junkie. Would you please share this with my readers for
    our Fun Stuff Fridays Valentine's Linky Party? I think it would be a great fit. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays.html

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  12. Oh I SO love this wreath! It is just gorgeous and I can't wait to make one! Popping over from Sugar Pink Boutique!

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  13. Love it all Great job! I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party if you haven't already.
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

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  14. These are soo stinkin adorable.. and festive! Love them. Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

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  15. I am back and thinking about this wreath! Would love if you would add it to my new linky party!

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/02/destination-inspiration-tuesday-diy.html

    Thanks, Michelle @ Teagan's Travels

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  16. these are really fab projects! thanks for sharing, Bethany. we will be featuring it in the blog today ^^)

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  17. I just linked to your blog. Follow here:
    http://loveitsewmuch.blogspot.com/2012/02/heart-chains.html

    Hope that's ok! Thanks for your inspiration! You can grab my button on my blog!

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