Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentines Day Crafting

I had great plans of starting early......then the flu hit the entire family. So now that everyone is finally feeling better, my house is clean, and we are pretty much iced in I have finally started. 

I pulled out all of the Valentines Day crafting supplies and laid them out on the bed. Then....I stared at them for a couple of hours secretly hoping that all the craft supplies would get together and vote to magically start putting themselves together in fancy fun and whimsical ways. No such luck. I even squeezed my eyes really tight thinking that maybe if I wasn't watching they would get busy.

I saw I had no choice but to pull out the trusty glue gun and get busy! We are having a cookie decorating/Valentines Day Party for the kids here next weekend, so I am on a deadline.

A half an hour later, several sheets of scrap book paper, Styrofoam, fake flowers, 2 music sheet birds from Target's Christmas clearance, some ribbon, vintage paper heart doilies, twine, vintage pom pom trim and crepe paper, I was able to produce these two things.......
I don't know why the vintage poms. It just needed something.

I'm hoping when I hang this in front of a mirror it "pops" a little more. Here it washes out in front of my closet.
I'd like to take this moment to mention again that I am not a crafter. I'm fairly new to this whole paper and glue gun process. So I don't really do the whole tutorial thing. Leave it up to someone else who doesn't end up with burned fingers and strings of glue in their hair! I've only begun to learn in the last year.

Linking up to:
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Under The Table and Dreaming  for Showcase Sunday
The DIY Show Off
Craftomaniac  Monday Link Party
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia  for Tuesdays Treasures
Coastal Charm  for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
These Creative Juices
All Things Heart and Home
Pink Postcard  for Transformations and Treasures
A Holiday Haven  for The Valentines Party


  1. Wow for not being a crafter you do good girl! I love that wreath! Very creative! The banneris just adorable too, Traci

  2. Hello Niki, thank you for stopping by my blog- love the Frnech Furn.. I got all the images by just typing in
    (French Furniture Images) and scrolling through a ton-Hope that helps..
    Great blog as usuall

  3. The love sign that will hand on your mirror is adorable. I think I might try to copy it. Great Valentine crafts.

  4. I love the wreath, I think thats really creative. The banner is really pretty too. The little birds are adorable.



  6. You could fool me you look like you totally know your way around being crafty. I love your Valentines.

  7. Au contraire my ARE a crafter. Beautiful valentine decorations. Love them.

    Cindy Bee

  8. I think your wreath turned out fabulous!! Very nice Pink post!
    Gina Hickman

  9. I love the pink garland it is awesome!!! Of course I love pink.

    This is my first Saturday and I can say I will be back. Thanks for sharing!!!!

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Warm Regards, CindyLew

  10. Glad you and family are better. At least, you still feel like creating pretty things, which should help as well.

  11. I love all your pretty creations! We've had the flu at our house too. So tired of it. Ready for prettier weather and healthier bodies!
    Happy PS!

  12. Happy Pink Saturday Nikki Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share today. I am so thrilled to hear that you and the family are feeling better, nobody likes being sick, and when you get the whole family down, oh my what a disaster.

    I love your creations. That heart is so pretty and I love the musical note birds. They are so perfect, and I have to tell you I love the little pom pom stretch. It is an element of surprise, and hey it works there. I love it.

    Your LOVE banner just stole my heart. It is SO pretty and I can't wait to see it on a mirror. Nikki it is going to be so beautiful. And it so pretty it could be used year round, not just for Valentine's Day.

    Thank you so much for sharing with me today. I so enjoyed my visit here at the Vintage Farmhouse. I am Country Wings in Phoenix, your newest follower, and I can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop by and say hello. I would love to have you visit and be tickled pink if decided to follow my blog as well. It is so much fun meeting new friends and sharing our day to day activities on our blogs.

    Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

  13. So lovely wreath!

    Happy Pink Saturday!


  14. Loving them both!!! Good for you!!! You look like a pro! The wreath is too cute!!!!

  15. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Very pretty hearts!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  16. Hi Nicki!

    Nice to meet you! I love your blog, and I just became your newest follower. Great job on your crafts! Wow, you would have never known you were not a crafter. Love the wreath! Please come by to say hello when you have a chance.


  17. check out the award i'm giving you!!!

  18. Nothing like a deadline to get you rushing to finish a project, huh? That's how I am too. Both of your projects are cute, but I adore the wreath. I've seen similiar ones on the web, but the birds and all the embellishment with the background really makes yours stand out. Thanks for sharing with us!

  19. I found your blog and wanted to say hello and become a follower! I am a lover of vintage! :)

  20. @Shabbygal
    I am getting the hang of crafting quickly...but I just feel like I never do things the "proper" way (which is probably what results in the burnt fingers!!)
    Thanks Traci!!!

  21. @From Beyond My Kitchen Window
    Copy away! I based mine on some great ones I'd seen out there in blogworld!

  22. @Ann
    The birds came from Target in their Christmas clearance. They are adorable aren't they? I saw a lot of other bloggers using them in all sorts of great decor!

  23. Oh boy...I started trying to play catch up and reply to all of the wonderful comments each of you left....then I realized how many comments there were here!! Sorry if I didn't get to everyone!! But as always I read each of your sweet comments and thank you soooo much for leaving them!!! ♥♥ Kuddos to all of you!!!

  24. Stopping by from These Creative Juices....I am loving the little birds you threw in there!

  25. Very Very Cute! I love the little birds with the sheet music on them:) Stopping by from All Things Heart and Home:)

  26. So pretty! I love anything with birds on it, too.

  27. Oh sorry you and your family was down with the nasty flu..and happy you are feeling better. Your wreath is stunning and so festive for the Valentine season.
    I'm now your latest follower..will be back to visit soon.
    Yours Sincerely,

  28. I love the vivid colors! I am your newest follower from craftomaniac. I'd love for you to swing by!

  29. It's so pretty!

    Thanks for joining the DIY Project Parade. I'm highlighting and linking back to your project in my DIY Valentine post today. ;)


  30. Your crafting like a pro. Those little birds w/roses make me smile, So sweet!
    Have wonderful day, Lynea

  31. Oh I love the banner, and the pom poms in the wreath are perfect. Love those little birds. You have quite a beautiful style! Thanks for joining my party.

  32. What a great idea for a gift to the bride. Use wrapping paper from her prettiest bridal gift wrap and make a wreath for her using white roses, etc. A keepsake and recycling too!


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