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Monday, February 14, 2011

{ Happy Valentine's Day }

Whether you celebrate today or not, I hope each and every one of you has a good day, it is a Monday after all, the start of another work week for most of us!

We generally don't make a big deal out of this holiday, sure we will spend the evening together after work but we will have dinner at home and there will be no gifts, or at least I didn't buy him one, lol. Speaking of gifts his birthday is Friday and am I so excited to give him his gift, it will be in the top 5 gifts I've ever bought him and he has NO idea!

I made a cupcake liner ball late last night, I was bored and had some liners left from my wreath and it didn't take me very long at all, I added it to the mantel. The banner I ordered from Etsy never did show up, which is a bummer because it would have looked so great hanging there.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

{ Valentine's Day Decorations }

I also ordered an adorable banner but it seems to be lost in transit, I figure it will show up on February 15th with my luck!

Can you believe I cannot find pink taper candles anywhere, so here is my cute alternative.
Adorable free subway art from the awesome girls at Eighteen25

I have these cute plates on a 2-tier stand in the kitchen

And, of course my cupcake liner wreath

Saturday, February 5, 2011

{ Valentine's Day Wreath }

I spent a couple hours this afternoon making this adorable cupcake liner wreath and I'm in love with the way it turned out. I used the tutorial off of this amazing blog, Tatertots and Jello.

One of my resolutions this year was to actually start doing crafts, instead of always talking about doing them. I would say that 90% of the time I stop myself from trying something I see because I tell myself that whatever I make will not be as good or cute as the one I've based my inspiration off of. Well, I'm happy to report that I do in fact think I did a great job on this wreath. On another note, doing crafts helps with one of my other resolutions and that is to allow myself to relax more and not feel guilty about it, so another point for me.

I can't wait to share my other Valentine's decor, I'm awaiting an adorable banner that I ordered two weeks ago, the seller shipped it right away but it seems as if it's been "lost" in the mail thus far, tracking shows it's been in Phoenix since 1/22/11, so I'm really hoping it shows up soon.

I started with an 8" styrofoam wreath, ribbon, cupcake liners and hot glue.
Here is the covered wreath and liners, though I ended up leaving out purple.
I started in little sections and just kept turing the wreath and adding more until it was full, after the liners were complete I added some cute little heart stickers and called it complete.