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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentines Craftiness

My friend, Audrey and I had one of our craft days yesterday - so fun! Just wanted to share :)
After I took the above photo I realized I hadn't put anything in the frame. This is a detail of the final product.

A close up on one of the hearts. We LOVED the glitter! Isn't it great?

And this little baby will be put away until I pull out my spring stuff.

A couple tips I thought I'd point out.
-at the wood place where we bought most of our supplies, Audrey had the prescience of mind to ask them how they got the glitter on their finished products. The trick? Dip the object INTO the glitter (we put wax paper over a cookie sheet and sprinkled the glitter onto it. The wax paper made getting the glitter back into the jar easy) while the last coat of paint is still WET. Then when it's all dry, spray with a clear coat of GLOSSY glaze.
-for any sort of decoration that has a stick and a stand, glue only the TOP to the stick. That way you can remove the base and they'll fit in your storage totes more easily.

I've had a lot of fun working on my little Valentines vignettes today. Still need to find something suitable for those apothecary jars! I'm betting they stay empty for this year and hopefully I can find something on sale for next year.


Cheri said...

Very Cute!

craftykat said...

Those turned out fabulous, and I have to say, I'm loving that glitter!! :) The frame is so cute, what a great idea!

CraftyC said...

These are so sweet!

Danielle - Belleza e Luce said...

Very cute - I have no decor for Valentine's Day. Weatherman is reporting snow this weekend - good excuse to craft!

2sisters said...

Looks darling! I love the glitter, thanks for the tip!

Katie @ Favorites and Things said...

So cute, I love how they look! Thanks for the glitter tip, I would never have thought of that even though it is so simple!

Diane Schmidt said...

really cute ideas! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to see what's next.

Jen @ said...

Your house is so cute. I love all of your decorations!!! I love that frame with the words. Adorable!!

Thanks so much for linking up to my party!!!


Anonymous said...

very crafty. Thanks for participating in Friday Follow. I am catching up to the links. Rita @