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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It's a love tree!

Well since we took down our Christmas decorations, the house has looked so bare!  I've been seeing all these great Valentine decoration ideas on blogs and thought I would get started with some of my own. 

I knew as soon as we took down the tree, I wanted to make some heart ornaments for a "love tree"!  I finally got them done this weekend. 

So, all I did was cut out some felt hearts with my pinking shears in some different sizes.  I tried to glue them together with a little stuffing, but the glue didn't work out.  So I sewed them together on my machine.  (I'm not much for hand work!)

Then my daughter and husband put the rhinestones on some of them!  Daddy was into the whole thing!  He even got out some of the lights from Christmas and put them on the mantle!

So, I got this idea from Jen over at Tatertots and Jello.  (awesome blog, you should check her out.  She even has a giveaway going on right now!)  She did X's and O's, but I will have to rob some frames from elsewhere in the house to add to this.

This is just scrapbook paper with some floral gems! 

Then I just added a big candle with some scrapbook paper and a bow!  I saw this idea on Lemonade Makin' Mama's blog.

So, this is what the table looks like so far!  You can see the lights in the background.  I plan to add a banner to the mantle and I have some cute blocks on the way that I won in a giveaway!  I'll take a pic and let you know where to get your own!

I would have posted sooner, but I have been busy making these...

It's hard to see in the picture, but there are close to 100 little rhinestones on the "h".  I still have some more to make, and I just bought a bunch on tshirts, so I'll be putting them in my shop soon.  I also just got loads of flip flops, so order away!  (I know, I am shameless)

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

And Happy Birthday Alex!


Danielle said...

These crafts are SO adorable. I have been looking for some to do as well. I will check out these sites!!


Working Mommy said...

I love your v-day decor!!! Very cute!


Sarah Brown said...

Love it!!!!!

6feetover said...

Oh I can't even stand how cute everything is! My daughter just looked at the "H" on the shirt and says, "Look, Mama! 'H' Hope!" Her name is Hope. ;-)


oh and btw, I've had the hardest time commenting on your blog for some reason...not sure if they are posting or posting 100 at a time. lol

Gay Vaughan said...

Andrea, you are one busy woman! Everything looks awesome and you have inspired me! Your t-shirts are amazing...great job!


Lady of the House said...

such a sweet blog you have. i enjoyed visiting. found you on Texas blogging glad I did.

Laurie said...

Got a big smile from Alex!!!!
Thanks Auntie!

The Williamson's said...

My chalkboard in the kitchen says, "All you need is Love" but now you have inspired me to do more for V-Day!! Great Ideas!!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

oooo super cute tree and i love the paper on the candle that is a super fun touch.

Mrs Montoya said...

Oh man - I don't know how to sew but wish I did. That is super, super cute. I've seen the frames with the scrapbook paper and bling on another blog -- dying to do something crafty. Thanks for sharing your vignette. And I love your SLAH barley twist candle stick. Perfect for that candle you made.

Christina Lee said...

I SO love that tree!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

That is so cool!!!!!! And very pretty. I always want to do something beyond making construction paper hearts - maybe this is it!

Thank you.

Heidi said...

Super cute!!!

Your valentine touches are so sweet and
LOVE that shirt (maybe because I have an 'H' name, but I DO!!!)

Thanks for being a new friend at Wonder Woman Wannabe!