While taking it easy (as much as you can at 38 weeks of pregnancy), I made some simple Valentine decorations that turned out quite nice. These inexpensive decorations helped add a little color to my living room. What do you think?
I originally had solid red candles up, but they just weren’t hitting the spot for me, perhaps not festive enough. I really like how these turned out. All you need is red cardstock, twine, and candles. Cut out hearts then wrap the twine a few times around the candle to hold the heart in place and tie it in the back. So simple yet pretty! Also very reusable, for St. Patrick’s day, just change out the hearts for four leaf clovers and voila!
The chalk board also can be used over and over again throughout the year. I made a while ago for a party we had. The tray cost a dollar at Goodwill and the chalkboard paint a few dollars at the craft store. Just put on a few coats of the paint and you have a sign to be used for any holiday, party or whatever!
I eventually want to make a wreath solely out of paper roses, but until then, this will suffice. The tutorial below will walk you through how to make these little dainties. The branches were spray painted white and I only used one box of red hots from the store. The secret is to insert a toilet paper roll in the center to take up space so you do not need as many candies.
Happy Valentine’s Day from the boys and me!
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