Posts tagged ‘valentine decoration’

February 14, 2012

valentine freath

I think I’m in love.

With a glossy enamel paint.

Let’s give it up for the DAV Thrift Store where I found the $1.98 frame:

Prime first, then coat with 3-4 layers of glossy enamel.  Easy fun!  Until today, nothing had been in the center of the frame.  Today, the center holds an off white vinyl heart hung with a paper clip.  The simple frame alone works, too, for a contemporary, minimal look.  With Razzle Berry gloss, who needs anything else?

 

“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.”  ~ Thomas Carlyle

February 3, 2012

valentine runner

Glittery raspberry ric-rac paired with grey for lovely Valentine table wear:

First, spread out all materials.

After experimenting with all different combinations, simplicity ruled.  Three shades of grey felt cut into 17″ x 14.5″ rectangles, set in symmetrical layout:

Overlap the felt edges & use iron-on adhesive strip to attach together.  Test the ric-rac at seam intervals:

Test on the table prior to gluing…grand idea…wish I would’ve done that because the felt rectangles were too even steven.  Approximately 5″ was removed from the two medium greys.

Attach  the reverse side (grey herringbone) by putting right sides together & sewing all around perimeter minus one short side.  Turn right side out, press, tuck in open edges, pin, pin all around, & zig-zag topstitch.

Press & enjoy!

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