Sunday, 14 February 2010

Valentines Home Decor

On this day of love and romance we thought we would share this fabulous little home decor project by Ann Freeman. It is a sweet piece perfect for Valentines but it will last the whole year through (unlike Chocolates or Roses which for different reasons don't last long!)
Here is Ann's project and the supply list and instructions are below:

Patterned Paper/Card:
SassFrass Hog Heaven - Lots O Luck
Pink Paislee Cupid - Eternal Love
Pink Paislee Cupid – Postcards
Bazzill Bling – In the pink

Ranger Cotton Candy
Ranger Baby Blue

Prima eLine - White
Prima eLine - Aqua

Polystyrene Heart, sequins, short pins, wooden dowel, small plastic plant pot (Hardware shop)
Brown fabric scrap, pink organza ribbon, blue ball fringe trim, paper bird, brads, gems.

Cut variety of heart flowers from the Sassfrass paper, punch/die cut a selection from the pink cardstock, and stickles a selection of the Aqua flowers too.

Cover the polystyrene heart in the selection of flowers using brads, sequins, pins etc to secure and decorate with gems and other brads to fill gaps/add depth to the flowers.

Decorate the plastic plant pot with Pink Paislee Eternal love paper (Tip: make a template first using scrap paper to determine the shape of paper to cut and prevent wastage!) Whilst doing this also cut a cardstock lid for the plant pot and punch a hole in the centre.

Add a fabric strip border to the top of the pot and wrap over to cover the plastic edge. Add the blue ball trim and a flower.

Run a length of double sided tape along the fabric strip and wrap around the wooden dowel.

Adhere a large piece of bluetack inside the plant pot (use strong glue) and push the dowel into the bluetack and slide the cardstock lid over the top. Add a further heart flower to the centre if desired. Seal with clear drying strong glue and add a layer of stickles to hide any imperfections! (Tip: Be generous with the blue tack as it acts as the weight in your home décor piece as well!)

Using a pencil make a small hole in the base of your decorated heart, fill with strong glue and gentle place on top of the fabric covered dowel.

Add a tag (cut from Pink Paislee postcards paper), a bow of organza ribbon and a small paper bird to complete your home décor project.