Friday, February 5, 2010

valentines decor

I apologize for the poor quality photos. It is a dark and rainy day here is Charlotte. But since Valentines is only NINE days away I decided to not wait for the weather to clear up.

I am not a huge fan of V-Day. In fact it would annoy me if Michael bought me roses on Valentines Day. Any other day of the year it would be delightful. To me, the gifts and I loves yous don't mean as much if they are given because society dictates. All that being said, there are two things I love about Valentines. Decorating and making it fun for my kids.

puffy heart garland (made this last year) and some faux mercury glass on the mantel.

I had wanted to make a pillow that said "i {heart} you" but after making all the other decor I didn't feel like cutting out and sewing on all those letters so I went with actual heart.


red pom-poms and a puffy 'LOVE" banner also made last year.


framed wrapping paper (this was actually clearanced Christmas paper) and
thrifted
and gifted white vases.


I had originally wanted to make these but I couldn't find any baking cups that I liked, not to mention between the styrofoam balls and the hundreds of baking cups needed it was looking like a pricey craft. So I bought red tissue ($0.99) cut out circles and glued them on the same way. Take that Martha!


Faux mercury glass, another Martha Stewart project. I can't find it on the MS website but someone posted the directions here. I love the idea of this project and I am pleased with how it turned out but it was a pain in the butt to do.


felt "heart stings" pillow, inspiration via my friend Meredith.


Left over hearts from the pillow sewn together.


100% stolen idea from this clever girl. the kids love finding notes each morning in their envelopes.

27 comments:

jenjen said...

Everything is so cute! I love how bright and clean your home looks. So pretty!

XOXO
Jen

The Stringham 5 said...

So cute! I love all your decorations.

Love, Mindy said...

Everything looks darling! Love the envelopes! Hope to make them today!

jen said...

everything looks great! i actually think the faux mercury glass looks awesome. i'll have to take a closer look the next time I'm over...and then maybe buy the rest of your mirror spray paint off you. :)
i especially love the envelopes for liam and sutton. adorable!
maybe you want to borrow my heart shaped waffle iron for valentine's day breakfast for the kids? :)

Mama Thompson said...

CUTE...I really like the envelope idea for the kids!

granma and papa said...

you are AWESOME!!
love you,
mom

granma and papa said...

oh, by the way....could your attitude about V-day be a result of your mother's VERY POOR acceptance of all 'made up for commercial reasons' holidays? Nature or nurture, hmmmm.........

Kristi said...

So cute! You should link your mantel to The Stories of A to Z Friday Mantel party! http://bethcrabtreehunter.blogspot.com/2010/02/answers-to-questions-and-mantel-party-5.html

Your decor is lovely & thanks for the mercury glass how to link! I will be trying that!

kera said...

SOOOO cute!!! we don't celebrate v-day either....that is my husband and i BUT my it's one of my girls' FAV holidays because we have always had a special candle lit dinner with little inexpensive "gifts" sitting on the table. i do love all the red/white/pinks of this day!!! we did heart garland too and i love the way it turned out!!! i found AND lost your blog ALL in one day a few months ago!! i LOVE LOVE LOVE your craftiness and am sooooo excited i found you again!!!

www.hughesxs4.blogspot.com

Maryeliz said...

Such a cheerful and bright assortment of decorations. Wonderful.

Eileen said...

Hi Erin! ~ I love the way your faux mercury glass turned out! :) And I love both of the pillows and the heart garland, too!

Sophie said...

You are so busy..^^
I can see a lot of work going at there, you have such a lovely house..lovely family.

merathon said...

wow-- you went and whipped out TWO of those ideas i posted about! i wish i had the motivation to make my house look cute and valentiney. i have a tough enough time just making it look CUTE!

Nicole said...

cute and love those envelopes on the chairs!

Heather said...
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Heather said...

Hello again Erin,
I too LOVE all your decorations. I was wondering if you used regular felt or wool, and if you had a good place you like to get it from?
Thanks AGAIN!
Heather
curtnheather@gmail.com

Kim said...

I heart all your heart decorations. So cheery!

slgarcia said...

I absolutely love your living room. The white walls, the fire place...its gorgeous. All the little valentines decortions go so well. :)

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

Your valentine decorations are so super cute! I really like them even if you don't like Valentine's. I need to make myself some of those envelopes.

abby @ tales and trials said...

I like all of your valentine's decor, especially the little envelopes you put on the backs of the kiddos chair. Must learn to sew already!!!! :)

Do you have a sewing machine you would recommend?

Nicole-Lynn said...

New follower... love your blog :) My heart is melting... all of your decor is just so adorable! Love it all! :)

Marta said...

I love it.

Frugal Home Design said...

I'm going to have to steal the idea too. Everything looks great.

Petit Elefant said...

The pom poms & pillows are ridiculous. SO CUTE!

Allisa Jacobs said...

I'm glad you found my heart pillow as inspiration, though I would've really appreciated a credit as the designer of the 'heart strings' pillow.
kindly, allisa

...Erin Woodward... said...

Alisa,
I linked to your pillow in your shop in my post. I am not sure how I could give you more credit than that. I apologize if I did something wrong. It is a lovely pillow. Thank you for the inspiration.

Jami said...

Fun decorations! Especially love that pillow...featured it on my Tuesday To-Do post. Also your newest follower!
smiles!
Jami

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