Saturday, February 18, 2012

red and pink

Oh, Valentine's Day!  I love to decorate for this special day of expressing your love for one another; it might be my love for pink but nonetheless, our home gets a little extra red and pink lovin' from about January 14 until March 1st each year! This year was extra special as it was our little love's first Valentine's Day.  We of course had to send out special Valentine's Day cards to our family and friends letting them know their love is such a blessing. Below is a  recap of some special Valentine's decor and creations that we used in our celebration this year.

Mantel decor created by yours truly:
red glitter felt heart in black frame
black/white heart scrapbook paper framed
pink felt swirl heart framed
red heart scrapbook paper framed
"Be Mine" fabric pennant banner

I lalala-love this heart felt wreath!  I found the tutorial here and just knew I had to make one for our home.  I actually encouraged 2 friends to make the wreath which prompted a few crafting afternoons and fellowship with some dear friends.  I must admit that the cutting of circles is a bit tedious and time consuming but totally worth it!  We each tried a different method of cutting the circles and I must say that pinning multiple circle tracers on the felt and then cutting them out; replacing and repeat worked the best. I love the wreath so much that I made a circle wreath for Halloween with black glitter felt!

Bookcase decor:
XOXO frames- letters cut with Cricut and mounted on assortment of Valentine's Day scrapbook paper
Tealight candle log with pink rose petals {they are actually from our wedding day!}

Pink Heart Rice Krispie Treats
I made these tasty treats for our church small group meeting we hosted this month.
Just add a few drops of red food coloring and mix until desired color is created.  After cooled, use a heart cookie cutter and press cutter through Rice Krispie treat layer to create heart shaped treats.  Use the remaining edges and mold together to create a large heart and give to your husband as a special treat. {Only do this step if you want to do just as I did!}

Heart Love Notes
This year, I created this book of love notes for my husband.  We used the verse "For I have found the one my soul loves." on our wedding invitations and I try to include it in special gifts/mementos like the cover of this love note book. I took 14 different colors/shades of scrapbook paper and cut a heart out of each of them.  I then punched a hole in the top left and put on a metal ring. Each day from February 1st to February 14th, I wrote an  "I love ___." statement about my husband.  The little book was placed on the hook where my husband keeps his keys and each morning he would remove the book and read the new entry before going to work.  I believe in the power of positive words and encouragement and I loved taking this opportunity to remind my husband again just how much I love him!  It was a perfect fit for us as I tend to show my love through words of affirmation and my husband's receiving love language is gifts!

I also featured this adorable black tie with little colorful hearts and a red felt applique in my etsy store.
Yes, that is my handsome little love modeling the adorable Valentine's Day attire! Aren't those baby legs adorable! 

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