Tuesday, January 31, 2012

For the Love.... :)

So after I awoke from my Home Tour induced coma on Sunday, I realized Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away. I don't have much in the way of decorations, maybe because the whole red/pink thing could make me crazy reeeal quick. Luckily as of today, I will only have to deal with it for a mere 15 days:)

I found these cute felt button hearts at JoAnn, and I just strung twine through them and then wrapped them around a jar filled with sixlets candy:) I love that pic of my babies, when they were babies... :( sniff sniff....

Had this little ceramic house forever, card made by my sweet niece:)

Then I decided to get my craft on:)  Here are the materials you'll need if you want to craft along with me:)
About 1yd. of felt (I used white, but pink or red would be cute too)
1 foam heart (I got mine at JoAnn)
And yes, chocolate. My sis gags that I like 3 Musketeers. Honestly, I can only eat half of it before my brain freaks out on the mystery that is "nougat". Anyway, whatever your sugar of choice is, you'll need it.

I used a glass that was a little over 3" wide as my template.

Start cutting about a million circles. Eat some sugar, then cut out a million more. I don't exactly know how many I cut, but it was almost the entire yd of felt. **to make it quicker, I doubled my felt and cut 2 at a time:) I'm so smart:)

Then  take your circle and fold it in half, then in half again.

Then stick a straight pin through the bottom of the flower into the foam heart. (yikes!someone needs a manicure!)

 Continue doing this for what seems like 7 years. Really it took me one episode of Hoarders:)

Tie with a big ole beauty of a ribbon.... 

 And DONE!!

Every day should be Happy Heart day doncha think?


  1. Dorie, Thank You so much for opening your home, it was so beautiful and hard to take in all the special touches throughout! I am going to make this heart craft today, Love it! I am somewhat new to your blog, have you shared you paint colors in your home? Again, it was so nice meeting you on Sat.and thanks for all the great ideas, i will be busy for awhile:)

  2. WOWZA! Its about time you do a craft mom. I love it, and think I am going to make it. Also, I think im going to start a blog all about crafting and sprucing up your home for cheap!

  3. So cute!! I recently came across your blog and BEAUTIFUL home through Hooked on Houses. I'm enjoying your blog so much. Thanks for sharing a cute craft idea. :-)

  4. Dorie, Could you house and decor be any cuter?!
    I think not.
    xo Ashlyn

  5. Dorie, I love your sense of humor, as well as the decorations and the craft! I'm not big into Valentines' Day decorations at all. I may own a red vase, but that's about it. I think I will try this heart though. I'm thinking I can use it for another special occasion, like an anniversary, too. Thanks!

  6. Dorie, Thanks for opening your home on Saturday! I am totally inspired by all the lovliness.

  7. Love the wreath ~ very cute :)

  8. This wreath is awesome! I bought a red one from a gal recently and had no idea how she had made it!
    Thanks for sharing your picture of Wallace, your sweet French bulldog with us at the linky party today!
    He is so precious!!!


  9. Love, love, love!!! Did I make that clear enough? I love that wreath and your house and your sense of humor. Your blog is so much fun to read!

  10. BOO!!! Those styrofoam hearts are impossible to find. Sold out at all the Joanns I traveled to and on-line. Sad. I'll just have to make it after the holiday for next year! Thanks so much for allowing us in your home Saturday. I've been completely inspired ever since!!

  11. ahhh, love your heart wreath!

  12. 2 of my girlfriends came over last night and we made your wreath. We also made ones with old sheet music. They came out really cute. We had wine instead of chocolate though. Thanks for the inspiration!
    P.S. I found heart forms at Hobby Lobby, can't guarantee there are any more in the valley..I went to 3 store and got 7 hearts! Can we all say "obsessed"...or crazy may be a better word.

  13. I swear that is the cutest valentine's door hanging ever. I wish I was more creative. Thanks for your post!