Thursday, February 2, 2012

We Love Hearts

It’s February, which means Valentine’s Day and lots of hearts. Today, Reece and I decided to make hanging hearts for our dining room window, inspired by this, from The Knitty Gritty Homestead.
I gathered up some red, pink and white paper, scissors, glue, ribbon and heart shaped cookie cutters, then Reece and I got busy tracing and cutting hearts. I did take some time before hand to trace and cut most of the hearts.




Once the hearts were cut, we laid out the ribbon, added a dot of hot glue and secured hearts to one side of the ribbon. Then we turned it over and matched up the hearts on the other side, and using a dot of hot glue secured the hearts to the ribbon again. Hearts on both sides means you can see them from inside or outside our home.



Then, it was time to remove the icicles from the window and hang the hearts.


It looks great! I can feel more love in our home already.

10 comments:

  1. Such a simple but so cute idea. We may have to make some soon.

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  2. I too can feel the love! I'm wondering if your window decorations change with every season? I have an old wooden monks dinner tray that I used to change the knick knacks in it according to the season or holiday... but most of those knick knacks weren't kiddo friendly.. I love the idea of window decorations!!

    hugs

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    1. Thanks! They haven't until this year :) We always hang the icicles during the winter, but just got the idea to do the hearts this week. I can see it becoming more as we go along, after all there are shamrocks to be made next month :)

      We have a little seasonal tray that we all contribute to, it is fun and keeps things interesting around here. I am looking forward to changing up the tray soon...come on spring.

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  3. I have been so slack on getting ready for February that there isn't a heart hung anywhere! I do have some pretty paper in my studio and of course there is always string so I am going to have to borrow your idea and make a few decorations for here! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Always happy to inspire Tracey :) Have fun making your hearts.

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  4. Love the hearts, this is definitely going on the to do list for us. It must be that time of year since we both had heart projects going.

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    1. You bet, that time of year for sure...lots of hearts and, as always, lots of love.

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  5. We haven't made any hanging hearts yet, this year. Hmmm.... :)

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