Monday, January 25, 2010

Getting Crafty

Oooooooooooo. I'm so into decorating the house for Valentine's Day. I never do, so this has come as a big surprise to me! Here at 4 Sweet Sisters frugal is the game. There are a ton of neat craft ideas out there, but the ole budget just wouldn't budge. So thinking cap went on and I headed to some of my favorite craft blogs(Skip To My Lou and Little Birdie Secrets). I usually do not dream up the wonderful ideas I post here, but I do tweak them to make them all mine.

So total cost was $5.00 for glitter and swirly hearts.

1st up: A rag heart wreath. I accosted all my FB friends looking for wire hangers and I had left over fabric from past projects. Farm Girl plans on making one after to school. I'll post her results later. (Bribery can be good!)

Next: Glitter! I'm in desperate need of a glitter fix and I can't get enough. It's the dieting. I've turned to glitter.

Can you see the red glitter? It really glistens in the sunshine.

Here's another wire wreath. This one was the tops of two pillow cases from my Craft Room storage curtains. I quickly stitched 2 rows and fed the coat hanger through.

And finally aren't these Love Birds cute? They are my year round salt and pepper shakers that Superman made me buy when I saw them on clearance. Almost to cute to use because you know what can happen in a house full of children. Mama can break the shakers!

I still plan to make a candle arrangement for our coffee table with canning jars and Conversation Hearts. I'm also looking for a cute front door wreath idea. It has to withstand a very hot and sunny southern exposure.

Any ideas? I really need to craft. Leave your ideas here with links please.



michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Love all the valentine decorations! The heart wreaths are my favorite. Thanks for linking up at I hope you come visit again.

Tami said...

Very cute! I love the glittery, spinning hearts. It reminds me of the old fashioned "schoolhouse" decorations, the kind they would put up all around the room. Guess I will go and get mine out! Nice seeing you the other day. :)

Julie Bagamary said...

Great ideas.