Friday, 17 January 2020

Valentine's Home Decor DIY

Hello friends!


Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Typically, I don't do a ton of decorating, but I set up a small space in my house for seasonal displays last summer - so of course I needed some new ideas!

After many unsuccessful shopping trips trying to find something I liked, off to Pinterest I went (haha - don't we all?).  My home style isn't necessarily "farmhouse" and really doesn't have an overall theme. I love mid-century, clean lines, Scandinavian design, modern, industrial AND farmhouse - so I mash them up and do what I like. (ok all you interior designers - insert a loud GASP here!).

For my projects today, I decided on some canning jars, wood, fabric and bookstacks. Using pretty basic supplies that I had in my house, I managed to spend literally $2. in materials (I needed a couple pink paints).  The jars are just upcycled from my gigantic canning stash and I always have Kunin Felt on hand to make flowers with.  Books - well, I have been purging my own stash before thrifting for more.  We have a bin of wood odds and ends in our garage - yeah for scraps. And of course, I have a huge fabric stash too.


The jars were simple - paint, let dry and scuff up a bit. I tied some jute twine around them for a more rustic feel.  I had some peel off removable tape hearts, so I added them to one of the jars as a mask. When the paint was dry, I simply peeled off the tape.  The felt flowers are all hand cut and hand crafted. I just used some basic techniques online and got cutting! I've been making them for years, so they come together quite quickly. The flowers were hot glued to the top of the jars. Done! :)


  

I found an idea on Pinterest to make an XO from wood and an embroidery hoop. Two pieces of scrap wood were screwed together, then rough painted and sanded. Easy peasy! I added a piece of pink fabric to a wooden embroidery hoop and it became my "O".

   

Book stacks!  These I have been really enjoying making. I took some random hardcover books and painted them. Once dry, I hotglued them together and died some jute. I punched out some labels and distressed them, then glued them on the books.

 

   

I tucked my Scentsy warmer in behind the jars - it's the Mason Jar style so it fits right in!

There you have it - my handmade Valentine's suite made to fit my own style and decor.  You can make them too - it actually didn't take very long. The longest part was waiting for the paint to try so I could paint the other side of the books. I have since added a candle and another little chalked sign to the display. I'm sure a candy dish will make it's way in there too. hehe

Thanks for checking it out and I hope you will share your Valentine's Decor with me too.

Chat soon!

xoxo
Jess

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Rinea Valentine's Tags

Hello!
I'm here today with a fun, quick Rinea project, featuring a YouTube video showing you how to create some adorable Valentine's Tags!  You can use them as your "exchange cards" too.  I used some fun, "snarky" sentiments, but you could always go super traditional too!  I used the Love Variety Pack along with your fave Valentine stamp set, heart dies, ink, tags and ribbon.  The stamp set I used came from Joy Clair Stamps.  It's such a fun set!  It's called #single in case you are looking for it.
 Here is the video: 



 Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed!
 See you again soon!
 Jess

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Creative Knockouts Challenge #332

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge!!

Our theme this week is "Finish the Inside" and our sponsor is Di's Digi Stamps.  We were free to create with our own stamps for this challenge!  I recently picked up some new Stampin' Up! supplies, so I was eager to create with them! I pulled out an old SU stamp called "Peachy Keen" and here is what I created for you this week:





Here is the inside:


I made a second card too!



Here is the inside:

OOPS!  Can you see a foam square backer that somehow made it's way into the photo? LOL


Isn't this paper collection darling? 


I hope to see you at the challenge! Good luck!

Until next time,

Jess

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #351

Hello crafty friends!

I have a pretty new card to share with you today.  I'm loving working with pink tones after all the hustle and bustle of Christmas.




I've been playing along with the sketches from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for years now and every week I'm inspired to create!  This week's Valentine Card is based on the following sketch:





The sketch was created by Michelle Stewart and digitized by Brandi Robinson.  I'm slowly working through my backstash of papers - and I love it!  It's nice to fall in love with past faves. 

I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!

Jess

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Creative Knockouts #332 - Celebrations - Dr. Digi

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge!!

Our theme this week is "Celebrations" and our sponsor is Dr. Digi!  I used the stamp set called "Funny Sentiment Sheet 01".  I just love the handwritten feel of it!

Doctor Digi


I wanted to make a cute and funny Valentine's Card for my celebration. Here is what I created:








I hope to see you at the challenge! Good luck!

Until next time,

Jess