Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Valentine's Decorations

I wanted to do a fun Valentine's banner with my daughter, so I thought of the Heart punch by Stampin' Up!. We started punching and I quickly realized that this wasn't as big as I had imagined. So I traced a bunch of larger hearts onto cardstock, and she cut them out. Blue, red, kraft and purple. Most of the purple ones got added on the end because she said, "I don't think girl colours should be added in beside the boy colours." Whatever child, it is your banner!!

It goes all along one wall just below the ceiling in her bedroom. She is very proud of it, and she strung the hearts onto the red grosgrain ribbon all by herself!

Elise took a scrap from my stamping room and said, "Mom, I need you to write on this for me. Put, 'I love you the best Jesus' on here and then I'm going to add it to my heart banner." Well, be still my heart, what a little nugget! So she picked the red heart for it to go on, and then declared the banner complete!

Mine is not nearly as impressive, but I still decided to finish the one I started because I had all those little hearts punched out of beautiful patterned paper, so I didn't want them to go to waste.

Since it was smaller than I originally envisioned, I put it in the bathroom and not in my front entry way. I am thinking some decorated hearts on the pegs of my "Bathroom" sign will finish off the decorations in this bathroom. I changed out the candles for some pink ones. My goal is to paint this little main floor bathroom before too much more time passes. I would like it to be blue. A nice peaceful light blue. That's part of the reason I'm not too concerned about putting more pinholes in the wall!

It was a fun little project, and it makes me want to do a larger pennant style banner. Maybe even out of fabric! Oh, the possibilities are endless!!!!


Andrea Hildebrandt said...

very cute Sarah! Way to go Elise!

HighlandGhillie said...

SO SO cute - great job - love the buttons on there.

Marcia said...

very cute. love her comment about loving Jesus! Way to go! Doesn't that just fill your cup as a parent?

Rhonda said...

super cute Sarah!