2014 Valentines Crafts & Tour!

I have a few valentines crafts for you, one is more traditional and the other is a little more contemporary!

First up is the more traditional red heart garland.

Heart Garland

You will need the following to make this:

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  • Red paper (or whatever color paper you want) I used poster board
  • A paper cutter to cut strips or scissors
  • Stapler

I used 13 strips of paper, you can use as many as you want depending on the length you will need.   I cut each strip in half to give me a total of 26 smaller strips.

 

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Using your stapler, staple two strips together.  Take the free ends bend them down and hold in place with two new strips on either side of your ends.  Staple those four strips together, repeat for a total of 6 hearts.

 

Valentines Garland

Repeat these steps so you will have another row of 6 hearts.  With the two rows take your last set of strips attach one strip to the outside of your bottom heart, staple the two bottom hearts with the two remaining strips together, bend the two remaining strips over and staple the bottom of this last heart.  This project was so simple, it took me about 15 minutes to complete!

 

My second project is traditional in color but contemporary in nature, you could make this less traditional by using a different color paper!  I used the silhouette to make this (see below for the jpg of this heart if you want to use it with your silhouette machine as well).  It’s a Geometric Heart!

 Geometric Heart

I used my graphic software to make this geometric heart shape then printed it out in silhouette.  I used a piece of gray scrapbook paper behind the red geometric heart and attached both to a white canvas.

Click on the photo below for a larger version you can save to use with your silhouette machine.

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Valentines Crafts

Check back tomorrow to see how I made those wire hearts in the photo above!

I hope you try your hand at one or both of these projects.  Be sure to follow along the tour below for more Valentines inspiration!   Happy Valentines Everyone!

 

Valentines Tour

Monday, February 3rd:

ARTSY CHICKS RULE

HOUSE ON THE WAY

FRESH IDEA STUDIO

GIRL IN THE GARAGE

Tuesday, February 4th:

WHAT MEEGAN MAKES

JUST PAINT IT

POSTCARDS FROM THE RIDGE

Wednesday, February 5th:

PETTICOAT JUNKTION

DIO HOME IMPROVEMENTS

LILACS & LONGHORNS

Thursday, February 6th:

SWEET PEA

CURB ALERT

MOMMY IS COOCOO

SIMPLY FRESH VINTAGE

18 comments for “2014 Valentines Crafts & Tour!

  1. February 5, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I’m lovin’ your mantel Dria! And, all your heart crafts are Love-ly! Modern, traditional, I love ’em both!
    xxoo

    • Dria
      February 5, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you so much Therese!! They were fun and fast projects to do :)

  2. February 5, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Great ideas. I especially love the heart garland. You make it look so simple!

    • Dria
      February 5, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      Thanks so much Angie! I love easy projects it was so simple to do!

  3. February 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Fabulous!! I adore the heart garland! So sweet. :)

    Nancy

    • Dria
      February 5, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Aww thank you so much Nancy!

  4. February 5, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Dria, I love all the projects but the garland is my favorite!! Love the red. Glad to be part of the tour with you. Have a great week!

    • Dria
      February 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you so much Kathy!! I’m so happy to be on this tour with you too :)

  5. February 5, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I love your valentine crafts Dria! I can’t wait to see the wire hearts too- so unique!

    • Dria
      February 5, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you so much Jen, I am really loving the wire hearts too!!

  6. February 5, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Your Valentine Heart Garland is so cute! This tour has been great and all your Valentine decor is fab!

    • Dria
      February 5, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      Aww thanks Leslie :) So happy to be on this tour!

  7. February 5, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I love both of your heart ideas! I love Valentine’s decor and will be sad when the big day finally arrives.

    • Dria
      February 5, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      Aww 😉 but then you will have Spring and Easter to look forward to decorating for and St. Pattys day!

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