Hello lovelies! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I’m in a super good mood today, not sure exactly why. Maybe because I got to spend the weekend cleaning my house? Had Mexican food twice? Made $100 on eBay? Did some Valentine’s crafting? Hung out with Young House Love at the Home and Garden Show in Richmond? Wore yoga pants to work today? The possibilities are endless! (Told you, super good mood!) The point is, I had a great weekend! The highlight was definitely going with a friend to the Home and Garden Show and hearing John and Sherry talk on their blog and a few DIY tips. Afterwards I snagged a picture and we chatted about jewelry, Haven and baby bump. I also got some Valentine’s crafting done, which I’m super excited about! Since this is my first year decorating for V Day I’m
kinda really getting into it! I’ll probably be vacuuming glitter out of the carpet for weeks! My first project was making a wreath for the front door. Now I’m created by pink and hearts when I get home from work. I’ve really been loving the wreaths the Gabbi at Retro Ranch Reno has been making by wrapping ribbon around a round wreath form and then embellishing them with something fun. Originally I wanted to wrap my form with the red polka dot ribbon, but the 9 ft. roll that I bought wasn’t enough, so I switched to the pink ribbon that was 21 ft. I dabbed some hot glue on the wreath form, attached the ribbon and started wrapping. I added more hot glue along the way, just to make sure everything stayed nice and tight. I had planned make a bow for the top of the wreath, but it was too floppy since the ribbon wasn’t wired so I wrapped it in a larger pattern over the pink ribbon instead. I used a little bead of hot glue for each of the red ribbon wraps (say that 5 times fast) to make sure it stayed in place since it was a wider wrap.
I picked up a few wooden hearts at JoAnn Fabric and painted them white for the banner in the center. They are just hot glued in an overlapping pattern and then hot glued to the front of the wreath, easy peasy.
I hung the wreath using a thin red ribbon that I tied in a big loose bow on the hook on the door. Boom. I really love the way it turned out and now I’m super excited about Valentine’s Day because the love is all around me. Now I just need to order Jesse’s small gift and get his beer-loons, and figure out what I’m wearing to dinner!, and I’ll be all ready for Valentine’s Day!
Are you doing any decorating for V Day or are you just waiting to whip out your stuff for Spring? We are supposed to get more snow this week, and after that I think I’ll be over the cold.