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Love is in the Air . . . Let’s Decorate!

 

DTC-Designer

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  If you came over from Decorate to Celebrate isn’t this Valentine decor just screaming sweet nothings! Before I get into the mushy details of this love fest decor, I have my own news to shout from the roof tops!  I am just thrilled to announce that this is my first post as a design team member for Decorate to Celebrate!  I have always loved that challenge blog and it has always inspired me.  To be a part of their team is just an amazing honor!  Make sure you pop over, get inspired, create and link back up!  We really want to see what you got cookn’ in the the Hallmark Holiday of Love department! dtc5 This project was a fun project to create.  I came back from CHA very inspired and creatively energized!  I had it planned out in my head for some time, but needed to roll up my sleeves and get on with it.  As you can see there are a lot of components but all were very easy to execute and on the C-H-E-A-P (music to the hubs ears)!    dtc 3 The pennants and stands were made in just a couple hours and the materials list was SHORT! PLUS IT WAS NO SEW!!!!!! All you need is fabric of your choice, yarn and wooden porch railing decor found at Home Depot, craft paint, hot glue, scissors, and sand paper!  I hand crocheted the bows . . .  look  HERE for the tutorial! dtc 4 This bouquet of love was so simple.  The metal tin came from the Target dollar bin and I rounded up some Valentine cupcake wrappers along with a foam ball and some straight pins.  This was made with 75 cupcake wrappers. All I did was fold the wrapper in half and “scrunch” the bottom and pin to the foam ball.  Continue until all the wrappers cover the area that does not fit inside the bucket! dtc 2 Now on to the heart shaped yarn wreaths!  If you have followed me for a while, you will know that I have a thing for making yarn wreaths.  I find them relaxing. I guess this is my version of knitting or crocheting.  It was super simple, just pick up some foam heart wreaths for around $2 each and some yarn! Tie a knot at one end of the yarn and then pin it to the back of the wreath and just get your wrap on and knot the end and pin it! dtc1 Last but certainly not least, YARN BALLS!  This was my first time tackling these little guys, but after being the master of yarn wreaths, this was easy peasy!  All I did was gather up 12 small foam balls, using the same technique as I did for making the wreaths.  A great project for indulging on bad reality TV and being  a couch potato!

I finished the project with a few pieces I picked up from Michael’s and Hobby Lobby’s home decor and Valentine section using as a container for the yarn balls, the love birds and glitter hearts.

I hope this was an inspiration and got you in the mood for crafting love!  Be sure to head over to Decorate to Celebrate and link up any Valentine decor projects you are working on for either a party or your home! Thanks for sharing a piece of “love for decor” pie with me!

Linking Up To:

Everyday is an Occasion- Sunday Funday

Gotta Create

Craft-O-Maniac

Sarah Hamer Designs: Link Up Tuesdays

Angela’s Homestead – Saturday Spotlight

Sassy Little Lady -Show and Tell Saturday

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About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

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  1. Whoo Hooo…congrats on DTC! You knocked this out of the park girl! I’ve got a pile of yarn balls stacking up…I’m totally going to be on the look out for a birdcage now! Hugs!

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  2. WOW! so beautiful and PERFECT for Valentine’s!! We are thrilled to have you on our DT:) Have a fantastic day!!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  3. So happy to see that you have joined Decorate to Celebrate! I have been following your work, you are so talented!

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  4. your projects are beautiful and so glad you have joined our design team at decorate to celebrate. hugs

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  5. Everything is so beautiful, Arin!! I love the decorations!! The yarn balls in the bird cage are so creative and awesome…and the cage is gorgeous!! You did a fabulous job!! So happy to have you on the team!! Have a wonderful evening 🙂

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  6. Wow What a great idea and so easy I love the cupcake flower and I adore the yarn balls in the bird cage— I have so many yarn balls they get away from me now I have another idea how to contain them. Thanks for the fun inspiration

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  7. Beautiful party decorations Arin! I absolutely love the yarn balls and your bouquet is super cool-great job on all of it! Love it! Congrats on your DT spot at DTC! I will be back to see your all your creations!

    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  8. Love your Valentine Decor Project! Everything is so beautiful. So glad to have you on our DT!!!

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  9. Pingback: Quick, Cheap, Simple and NO SEW Pennants! « A Piece of Life's Pie

  10. Arin, everything is just FABULOUS!! I love it all, but my favorite is the BOUQUET!! WOW — what a fun project and I did not expect that it was made with cupcake wrappers!! 🙂 It is such a pleasure to have you on the team — I know you’ll offer up some awesome inspiration (and I can’t wait to see each and every project!!)…

    BIG HUGS,
    Amy 🙂 at http://www.lovetocrop.com

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  11. Oh my gee this is just too darling~I am swooning over every bit of this delish Valentine deco party! Being that I am a Valentine Baby this really makes me giddy!

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