Hi friends! Today, I have a super fun post for you! It's my day to be on the May Arts Ribbon Valentine's Blog Hop! YAY! Two of my favorite things, ribbon and Valentine's! To start the hop, head over to the May Arts Blog. Be sure to leave a comment on every blog because May Arts is giving away 4 spools of ribbon as a prize!
Here's a picture of my Valentine's Day mantel with a couple of the projects I made. As you could probably tell from my blog title, I love hearts! That's one of the reasons I LOVE Valentine's Day so much. I made the heart garland and the little jar for this hop.
Here's a close up of the ribbon garland that I took while I was making it. I just cut a length of ribbon and stapled the cut ends together. Then I placed a staple directly across from my first staple making the bottom of the heart. I linked my hearts together as I went along. When I was done making my garland, I used fabric stiffener all over my hearts to make sure they all keep their shape. I used 3/8" Stripe/Stitch Grosgrain Ribbon for this garland.
After I decorated my mantel, I thought it needed a little something extra so I put together this SUPER simple jar. I had an empty jar and I filled it with conversation heart candies. Then I used 1/2" Pink Crotchet Ribbon as a finishing touch. This is really simple and a perfect little gift.
Lastly, I made this wall decor. I saw a project online that used a child's footprints slightly overlapped to make a heart and thought it was so cute. I made this wall hanging using my kids footprints that I put onto cardstock with non-toxic finger paint. This part was SO hard. Apparently, kids don't like to have their feet painted then stamped onto paper. Go figure. Then I cut out the hearts and stapled them onto the fuchsia ribbon. I made a loop at the top so you can hang it. Then I tied on a light pink bow. I used the two pink 5/8" Satin Scalloped Ribbon for this project.
Here's the blog hop order for today:
Ashley N Newell (you are here)
Have a great day, friends! And don't forget to leave comments for your chance to win!