Valentine’s Day is all about romance and while I don’t go overboard decorating my house for it (hey, I live with four guys), I do embrace it, creatively. You see when I’m not watching football or writing, I’m sequestered in my art room working on whimsical wall signs and little boxes for my etsy shop. I had fun creating some for Valentine’s Day -- especially these large heart-shaped ones! I decided to display them in a mini vignette in my living room until they sell. (Had to crop this photo close and blur the edges to avoid getting the large, plastic, Knex roller coaster in the background.)
For this one (right) I chose vintage-inspired paper to cover the top and then stacked paper scraps and bundled them together with twine to evoke a collection of love letters. I even stuck a tiny vintage picture of a guy in there! A little sprig of dried lavender was added as a final touch. I love working in miniature.
The other box (left) is also covered in vintage-inspired paper and embellished with a wood craft heart, swathed in mulberry paper. I then secured a little key (from my stash) and a paper love note and tied them with twine for a sweet romantic touch.
Well, I’m off to hit the slopes with my youngest. See you all back here on Thursday or Friday.