Saturday, February 5, 2011

Spreadin a little more LOVE!

Well I guess I have been bitten by the "LOVE BUG" this Valentine's day cause I can't stop making decorations! This is it tho, onto spring, right???
Ewww... wait, maybe not just yet. This is what it looked like when I woke up yesterday morning. Beautiful and sooo quite! I love it... but that isn't what you are here for is it. (I realize this is nothing compared to my northern friends!)
Maybe it's the socks that have got me in the mood!?!
Today I put together one little vignette just inside the entry of my house.

Love potion! I found this label on google images, just typed in "love potion label" and there she was. I printed it off and spray adhesived it onto a .99 cent bottle from the Goodwill. I had these darling little beads so I strung them up and put them around the neck of the bottle. It's full of some kind of fruit drink I had laying around the house. If you do this put the drink in BEFORE you put the label on, as to not spill on said label. It kinda aged it out so I am fine with it, no worries.
 I also got this little pitcher from Goodwill and made a lollipop bouquet. Ummm, I love this time of year when you can get a whole bag of pink and red tootsie pops!
 Precious Mattie, I loved his sweet little soul.This is better than a plate full of fake chocolates.

I took this off of the other vignette so this is what you see as soon as you come in the door. Which set off changes on the other vignette I had.
Hanging from the knob of the entry dresser.
This is really what you see when you walk into the door. Can you read their minds??? Let me help you... mom can we PLLLLEEEEAAAASSSSEEEEEE go outside and play, we have been in this house for days!!!
To which I say... go ask your father!
So I mentioned I had some redecorating to do...
Notice anything different? I removed the love sign and put this candle there.
Let me show you how this all began.
Candlestick from Goodwill for .99. Love that store! Spray painted is with the same red Metal X Krylon spray paint.

Then I took these necklaces I purchased at CVS for a dollar. I cut them all apart. I only used the red for this project. I hot glued them onto a basic 3x6 white candle. Next I dipped them in a crock pot of melted wax.
This is just plain parafin wax but I didn't think it was deep enough so I added an old white candle I had.
I dipped mine twice but you be the judge if you do this. Sometimes once is enough. These make perfect teachers gifts! I have done this for years but I used to make them with Spree candies. They came in packages with red and white candies. I can't find them anymore except in their regular colors which are cute too, but not what I was looking for. I've made them with ALL kinds of items added.
This is probably my favorite! But I have added dried apples, oranges, ground coffee beans, cinnamon sticks, dried flowers, I mean anything you can think of.
Isn't it sweet? They look like gummies.
Oh and the pink beads, can't let those go to waste.
I added them to my Valentine tree.
So this is how this table looks now. And here is one last thing I made out of an angora sweater but... it is going to have to wait until next year for completion. For now it will just have to be a little pillow.
So soft and sweet!
One more pic of the snow. I made this last summer. I think I love it more in the winter!
Goodwill glassware glued together with silicone.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!


Amanda Lee said...

All your Valentine's decor is so darling. I am floored by your candle decorating technique -- I've never ween that before! And do you know, I have never been in a Home Goods store? Just never lived near on before -- I'll have to check now, and see if there is one in my new city!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Your vignettes are totally adorable! I love em. I sent ya email letting you know I had some glitches in my blog so I had to recreate a new one. I hope you will come follow me at the new one its Thanks girl!

Karen from Sew Many Ways... said...

Love your Love Potion label...I love it all actually. Thanks for stopping by my blog party!
Take care,

kimjmarbury said...

Adorable decor! I also LOVE the bicycle/flower shop painting. Did you purchase it somewhere? Does it have a name that I can search for? I got to have one! :) Happy Early Love day!

Gail said...

I love your valentine tree. I usually do that for Easter, but you have a great idea here with the little paper and lace hearts. Your vignette is very pretty too.

Emily Carter said...

Wow the whole thing is great, but I especially love the candle! Thanks for the how-to. I'm so glad you joined the party!

Sara said...

You really do celebrate Valentine's Day in style!!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I love your Valentine tree! It's so cute!!!

Kelly said...

Oh goodness! I can't believe all that snow! At least everything looks warm and cozy inside. :)

I'd love if you visited here and entered our giveaway!


angie said...

thanks for leaving a comment on my laundry room @remodelaholic - i really appreciate it! my husband (and M-I-L) are both very thoughtful - i am lucky!! :)

love all your valentine's decor!! i'm loving your blog too - can't wait to find a little time to look through it more!

Dreamgoddess said...

Your valentine decorations are adorable! I love the candle.

we three dogs and me said...

Love all your valentine displays. Like your candles and branch tree. Love is a small word with big meaning. Love of God, life, family, friends and much more.

Honey at 2805 said...

Sweet Valentine displays. All are special, especially the candles and the tree branch (the socks too!).

Sarah said...

Wow, you have been busy. Isn't it fun to decorate for this holiday?
Love the little plaid pillow. ~ Sarah

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Everything looks wonderful. Love those socks, they are fabulous. All of your decorations are stunning. Beautiful vignettes. The lollipop bouquet is so creative. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Restorative Living said...

Your valentine decor is so fun! Thanks for coming by to say hi last week. I'm slow responding, but we got snowed in and dealt with computer problems. So glad to have found you! Let's keep in touch!

Unknown said...

I love, love candles. Such a fun idea and I know some teachers and friends that would love them as gifts. Thank you for linking to my blog bash K.I.S.S., all your inspiring ideas are so appreciated! Happy to be a new follower. Hope you will link up more creativty on Sunday again. :)

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