Friday, December 30, 2011

DIY Framed Valentine's Day Decor



♥ + Frame + Cute Paper = Adorable







We can't get through one holiday before we are on to the next!  This year, I'm actually excited for the merchants to quickly fill the shelves for the next holiday. I have lots of little projects I want to do and I'm excited to see what I find.  


Every year I say I'm going to get home accents for Valentine's Day, but never do. By the time I shop, everything is picked over and I can never seem to find anything I like.  I did some after Christmas shopping last night, thinking that a few days after Christmas they would have Valentine's day merchandise to replace the bare shelves - I was right!  Hobby Lobby was in the process of filling their shelves with Cupid!   I found a small red sequin heart ornament for $1.99. I then headed to the scrapbook section, snagged some cute paper, stickers and grabbed a few frames at 50% off.  *Before you head to Hobby Lobby, check online to see if they have a printable store coupon for things not currently on sale.



Here's my first creation that took less than 5 minutes to make.  I think it's sweet and subtle.  Best of all, it was quick and cost only $6.50 to make!  If I had an extra frame hanging around the house, it would have only cost $1.50.  
Pretty good!



Thanks so much for stopping by!


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54 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What an adorable piece Mary. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and following. I've been checking out your blog. You have some cute ideas. I'm following you back. Welcome to blogland!

Mary said...

Thank you, Rosemary! Thanks for stopping by, the follow and the warm welcome to Blogaland!

Looking forward to seeing what you do next!

Emily said...

This is so sweet! Would love for you to link up @ Find Your Craft Friday over on my blog... Have a great Friday! :)

Emily @ BabyBerry
http://weinzapfelbabyberry.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Very cute! I love the pretty paper you used. The frame is adorable too! I am a new follower!!

Mary said...

Emily, thank you & thanks for visiting! I linked up to your party! Looking forward to following your blog in 2012! Best wishes - Mary

Mary said...

Hi Karen! Thank you and thanks so much for the follow!

Best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful New Year! Mary

Suzann said...

Hello Mary,
So sweet of you to stop over for a visit....come back when you can.
I also want to welcome you to blog land, people are so nice and it is so much fun.
I am a new follower of your blog and I will be back soon!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Mary said...

Hi Suzann,
Thanks so much, again, for stopping by! Thanks for the follow! I'll be back to visit your blog often! I've had a wonderful, warm welcome to Blogland.

Best wishes!
Mary

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Your crafty frame is so cute I can hardly stand it! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I’m excited to continue being inspired by you in 2012!!! I'm your newest follower!!! XO, Aimee

I'd love to have you make a quick stop by and enter to win my first giveaway!!! Crossing my fingers you win!!!

Mary said...

Hi Aimee,

Thanks for stopping by, the sweet words and the follow! I just entered the giveaway!

I just left a message for you @ It'soverflowing.com!

Looking forward to following you in 2012!

Best Wishes to a great New Year!

Mary

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

That is adorable!!

Mary said...

Thanks for the visit and sweet comment, Connie!
Best wishes for a wonderful New Year! Mary

Adrianne said...

Oooh, I love this! This gets my wheels turning... thanks for linking up at Freestyle Friday! Following you now. :)

Adrianne
www.happyhourprojects.com

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Mary

I'm so happy you entered!!! I'm totally crossing my fingers for you! Welcome to the world of blogging! It's SO MUCH FUN, you'll just LOVE it!!!

XO, Aimee

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

Took me a little time to find you, the link you left in my comments didn't work. But I found you just in time. This is beautiful. I may be making a trip to HL tomorrow. LOL

Mary said...

Aimee,

I've been having a lot of fun and finding so many great ideas out there - love it!

Thanks for filling me in on the giveaway!!! My fingers are crossed too!

Best wishes & thanks again ~ Mary

Mary said...

Hi Lisa,

Lisa,

Thanks for the follow and for comment! Sorry for mis-typing my blog address...oops. Glad you found me!!! Just left a note on your blog...

Thanks again ~ Mary

Maria said...

This is so sweet, the "love" background is so cute! I guess it's time to start getting ready for Valentine's Day already...!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the idea, I just have to paint some old frames now. found you at InspireMeFridays

marisa said...

Love all of those frames, especially the one with the Nutcrackers. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous framed Valentine piece..love it. One of my favorite holidays for creating such pretty things. I love all things vintage and Victorian so this is the perfect holiday for that. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
Hugs, Gayle.

Mary said...

Thank you for visiting, Maria, Lori and Gayle!
Thank you for the sweet comments! I'm new to this, it's amazing that people take the time to comment, it means a lot!

Best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful New Year!

Headed to check out your blogs...always fun to see new ones!

Cheers and thanks again ~ Mary

AudreyN said...

What a cute frame and idea! I love it! Happy 2012!

special 'k' said...

They look great. They are going on the TO DO LIST for sure. Thanks for sharing. I will follow on my way out so I can revisit. I hope you can find the time to come visit me and do the same. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Mary said...

Happy New year!

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments - they put a big smile of my face!

Thank you, Audrey & Specail K, for visiting...

Best wishes to all, for a wonderful 2012!

Meredith from A Mother Seeking said...

Love that for Valentine's Day, pinning it!
Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

I love this! Thanks for linking up! I am YOUR new follower ; ) Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

Honey at 2805 said...

Great project!

Thank you for for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

Mary said...

Honey, Thanks for hosting the party! Thank you for stopping by!

Me from youaretalkingoomuch, thanks for stopping by and following - looking forward to visiting your blog!

Best wishes to you both ~ Mary

Miles said...

Mary, awesome stuff! Keep up the good work, love the tips although you are def the Martha Stewart of the family. xo, Miles

Mary said...

Hi Miles - Thanks for stopping by!
I think you just offended Martha - :O)
Love you. xxoo

Michelle said...

Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday....You've Been Featured! Stop by and grab an "I was Featured" button. Hope to see you again this week!
Michelle @ www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Pretty, my daughter would love a glittery heart to display in her room for Valentine's!

Katie said...

I love this idea! Super cute--need to get to Hobby Lobby for Valentine's supplies ASAP!

Create With Me said...

So adorable! Love the 3D effect! Would love for you to share this at my Best of 2011 party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com. Feel free to link other projects if you'd like. Happy new year! My

Mary said...

Hi Katie's Nesting Spot - Happy New year! Thanks for the visit! It was so easy to make...best part, the heart already had the sequins & glitter! 1-2-3 DONE! :O)

Hi Katie - Look for the hearts in the Valentine section @ HL:) They had light pink, pink & red. Then head over to the scrapbook section - they should have the love paper! Thanks for the visit and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Create With me - Thanks for the sweet comment and for stopping by. I'll head over to your party, thanks for the invite!!! Happy New Year to you too!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Fantastic project! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Mary said...

Thanks for hosting, Courtney! And a big thank you for stopping by! Happy New Year!

Anastasia said...

These are adorable and I love your blog! Makes me smile!

Kadie said...

Your V-day frame is great! Such a clever idea. Thank you so much for linking to our Link It Up Party.:)

Mary said...

Hi Kadie - Thanks for stopping by! Most important, thanks for hosting the party!

Have a great weekend!

Rose said...

Beautiful and so easy! Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Thanks for stopping by, Rose! Yes - SUPER EASY!
Have a great weekend!

Danielle said...

absolutely cute1 I love frame art! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing!

www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

Gaby said...

Very crafty!! I already have the ornament & the frame @ Home now I just need the paper... Thanks for sharing!!
-your Newbie Follower.

Mary ~ said...

Thanks for the visit & follow, Gaby! If you are near a Hobby Lobby, they should have the paper. So simple to make...and I think it's pretty darn cute!

Hope you're having a great weekend...thanks for stopping by!

Cheers ~ Mary

Mary ~ said...

Thanks for stopping by, Danielle! Thank you for hosting the party!

Mary said...

I definitely have the frames ... now if I can just find the time!

Mary @ Sea Quilts

Sherry said...

Wonderful ideas! Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Katie said...

Thank you for linking up on Sew Woodsy. Your frame was featured today and is the reader's choice for the week!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Katie - How fun - thank you so much!
Looking forward to joining more parties this year! Hope you're having a great week!

Mary

Mary ~ said...

Hi Sherry - THANK YOU for hosting the party. Thanks for stopping by Sweet Little Bluebird for a visit!!!

Michelle Paige said...

You sure know what to do with frames! I love this idea. Thanks for linking up to my Valentine Link Party! So glad to have you!

Hilary Richards said...

I love this frame project. It's so easy, yet totally creative and customizable!


I am co-hosting the Tuesday Time Out Inspiration Link Party this week {my first time as a host!}. I would love if you stopped by my blog and posted some of your amazing projects! Thanks!

http://www.measureonce-cuttwice.com/2012/01/co-hosting-tuesday-time-out.html

xo. Hilary @ www.measureonce-cuttwice.com