Hi Infarrantly Creative readers, I am Ashley from Simply Designing and I am absolutely thrilled to be guest posting today on Beckie’s blog! One of my children’s favorite holidays is Valentine’s Day. We love to create fun Valentines to hand out, and don’t even get me started on the delicious treats that come out this time of year! One thing I am not a huge fan of is cheesy Valentine’s Day decor. So this year I wanted to create a few Valentine’s Day decorations that are fun and stylish! I was inspired to create this project from a Pottery Barn Knock-Off decoration I created HERE.
Here is my XOX Valentine’s Decor
- (2) cardboard “X”‘s, approximately 12” high
- (1) 12″ round grapevine wreath
- Red felt
- Hot glue gun
- Fabric scissors
The first thing I did was use my hot glue gun to attach a small piece of burlap to all ends of the X’s. This will create the starting point for your burlap covered X, and it will also create a nicely finished bottom for your jute X. Second, I cut strips of burlap and wrapped it around one of the X’s, using hot glue to tack it down as needed. Then I did the same thing and wrapped jute second X. I don’t recommend putting jute on the bottom of your X as it will be a bit unstable, but I would definitely be sure to put jute on the top of the X.
Next you will make a few fun flowers out of your felt and burlap. I made 3 red felt flowers and 2 burlap flowers. To create these flowers you will cut a large circle out of felt. (You can make the edges wavy or not.) Then you will cut your felt circle into a spiral. Start with the outside end and roll the felt spiral into a flower. Use hot glue on the bottom to tack it all together.
I wrapped a bit of jute around the bottom of my wreath and then hot glued my flowers onto the side of my wreath.
I love the great texture that the jute and burlap give to ordinary cardboard letters! And the overall XOX decor is a sophisticated shabby look that I just love right now!
These sit perfectly on these new shelves that I just built too! (You can see how to build these shelves HERE.) But they would also work on a mantle, on a bookcase or even on a counter!
I love that this Valentine’s Day decoration fits the style of my home! Plus they were super simple to make! Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? Thanks for much for letting me stop by!