Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine Hearts

I couldn't decide if I wanted to offer a Valentine craft or not, but I was at my favorite store (HOBBY LOBBY) and they had all Valentine's Day items marked 40-60% off. I got 6 of these little papier mache beauties for 60 cents each! I HAD to buy them, because I already knew what I wanted to do with them. This is a good thing because I've been known to have a bad habit of buying things with no clue what the final product will be.

Ahhhh... the perils of nighttime photography with a cheap camera. Trust me, they're cute. The red heart is mod podged fabric squares that I've had in my stash for oh, about 12 years. I know, crazy. They were sent from Keepsake Quilters as part of a yearly membership offer years ago. I've been using the squares off and on the last six months when inspiration strikes.

The white heart is scrapbook paper attached with Mod Podge. The gold string was already attached to the hearts when I bought them. The silver bead was in my bead supplies from a broken lanyard I used to wear to work at the hospital. The ribbons were also on sale at Hobby Lobby and the key was also on hand and had been previously purchased at HL.

Now I just can't decide which one I like best. I still have 3 more (or is it 4?) to gussy up. What ever I decide to do with them, I'm fairly certain they will end up in my soon-to-be-opened etsy shop!

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  1. i like the white one best-it reminds me of an ornament i got the boyfriend a good while back.

  2. Those are really beautiful. Thanks for stopping by and joining the party. Hope to see you again next week.

  3. These are so cute...love hearts!!! ...as you can see by the name of my blog!!!

  4. Love the love notes one!!!! So exciting that you re goin got open your own esty shop! Best of Luck!

  5. Enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing the cute little hearts. I like them both, but the one with the key is neat.

  6. these are sooo cute!! I love how you can always catch their things on sale even before the holiday! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings! www.ladybug-blessings.com

  7. I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

  8. I've been purposely staying away from the valentine section at Hobby Lobby, because I have no control when it comes to that stuff! Your hearts are SO pretty, and if I had to pick a favorite it would be the one with the key!
    Happy REDnesday!

  9. Such a cool idea! I love it! I'm now following you from http://datssocute.blogspot.com. I hope you'll come by and check it out sometime, I know I'll be back for more! Have a great week! ♥ BJ

  10. Creative of you!


    A damsel who loved shades of red
    Discovered she’d been sore misled;
    She had no more rose,
    Nor blush for her nose—
    If she finds the thief, the guy’s dead!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Poinsettia and Fountain

  11. They are really nice! I love them! Kit

  12. So fun! Can't wait to see your Etsy shop!!!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!!

  13. They are just too cute!!!! I really need to get over to Hobby Lobby...haven't been there in ages!

  14. These are super cute! I'm planning a trip to HL tomorrow, if I find these hearts, they may wind up in my basket....

  15. Thanks so much for linking up to my party! Those hearts are SO cute and what a great deal you got! :)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Missy :)

  16. they are really cute i like the one with the key the best.

  17. I have a couple of those paper mache hearts. I painted and kind of textured mine, but I like the idea of using fabric or scrap book paper instead. Very pretty!