Monday, February 9, 2009

More Valentine's decorations at no cost

In my love of all things outdoors I rescued a large birch branch from the yard after a windstorm. I put it in a vase and decorated it for Christmas. You can see my original post on that here.
But with all the colors around for Valentine's day I couldn't leave my "tree" out of the fun!

Using the same technique as I did for the window decoration in Friday's post I made a few extra hearts - remembering to cut them on a fold this time! what a time saver - and applied the same kind of wash with my Tomato Spice paint.

While those dried I cut the edge of the newspaper (the part that's blank) into thin strips about four inches long. Using a gluestick I glued their ends together forming a loop.

Then it's just a matter of applying glue to the interior of the heart and threading the end of your loop through the opening and closing it all up. Make sure you press down directly over where the loop is under the heart paper. I went to pick up a few and the loop came right out!

Now my Charlie Brown tree has joined us in the Valentine's festivity.

Easy peasy! (and don't forget free!)


M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Love, love, love the beautiful effect of those bright red hearts against the crisp white wall.
Also, I loved your 'love potion No.9' bottle. Super clever!!!
Have a great week.

Katie said...

Oh so so cute! I hope you had a great Valentine's Day! And congrats on having a saucy blog!