Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine Decor


     Hello friends!  For several years now I have been ooohing and ahhhhing over my friend Audrey Pettit's amazing household decorations for the holidays.  Now mine don't hold a candle to hers.  She has an amazing house with lots of room for decorations and I don't, so my display is pretty small.  Thought I'd share it anyway and wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day.
     The first photo is a wreath made of vines from the field behind my house.  I made three different styles of felt flowers and tied them onto the wreath with twine so I can reuse the wreath for different events.


     Next is my Valentine branch tree.  I already had the medium sized red and pink hearts so I picked up the others this year and added them all to some branches from my yard.


     I found the instructions for these amazing felt trees on Pinterest and had a blast making them.  The base is a styrofoam cone and you cut out tons of felt circles and push them into the cone with some hot glue.  You got a sneaky peek of these bare in the photo of my February calendar page.  I added pompom trim to the pink one and some white textured paper hearts and pink bows to the larger red one.


     I got a little help from my hubby to get the chunk of tree that I carved our initials in.  I think I need to invest in a Dremel tool and deepen the etching a bit.  I used some chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby to mimic the LOVE statue.  The base is actually a large letter "I".  All pieces were painted and then covered in Triple Thick to seal them.
     Simple things, but I enjoyed making them and bringing a little Valentine fun into my home.
     Hope you all have a fabulous day of celebrating Love!

18 comments:

  1. Very pretty decorations! Happy V day to you too. :)

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  2. Oooh...it's all so very pretty, Tracy! I really like the combination of textures of the felt and the twigs! The carved initials are great too! Happy Valentine's Day to you, my friend! :o)

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  3. Oooooohhhh....pretty pretty pretty!

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  4. Such a wonderful selection of Valentine creations Tracy. The felt flowers are gorgeous, I love the hanging hearts and beautiful felt trees.
    hugs Sue xx

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  5. Beautiful decorations and what a lovely feeling when you have made them yourself.
    Lorraine

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  6. So pretty Tracy and I love the woodsy feeling from the vine, branches and the log.

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  7. Great decorations, Tracy! I really like how you used the chipboard letters for the LOVE statue. Great idea. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  8. Tracy, your decorations are so beautiful, love them all! But what really got my attention was the log with the carved initials, doesn't that bring back memories, LOL!

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  9. Oh, yay! This post makes me SO happy, Tracy! I absolutely adore your holiday decorations! You did an amazing job! So love that you brought a touch of nature from your own yard in with the vines and branches, and how clever is your love statue! Great idea to use an I for the base. Totally love that Triple Thick shine....never heard of that stuff and now I'm going to search for some. And I think I'm gonna steal your tree "chunk" idea! That is SO cool! I LOVE it all! TFS!
    And a very happy Valentine's Day to you!

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  10. Your Holiday decorations look awesome. I don'e have any Valentine decorations. Now you got me thinking.. Happy Valentines day my friend.

    Hugs~

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  11. all so romantic! Bravo!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Warmly,
    Bibiana

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  12. Such lovely decor pieces!!!
    The felt trees are my faves!!!
    I can see the girls & I getting crafty w: those in tons of colors!!!
    Xo

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  13. So gorgeous Tracey..love the felt flower trees and the heart tree and wreath are just gorgeous..what lovely Valentine decorations..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  14. So very sweet, Tracy!!! So glad you shared!!!

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  15. Beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  16. Those decorations looks gorgeous Tracy and Happy belated Valentines day!!
    XXX Heidy

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  17. Oh I'm loving your decorations ... I hope you had a valentine's day as spectacular as your home decor!

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  18. I'm more than elated to see these creations from you. They are FANTABULOUS and I'm sooooo crazy about that handmade wreath!! You would pay a fortune for that in the store. All of your lovey decorations are just wonderful Tracy! Super duper cute!!!!!!

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