Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Sometimes it feels good to make something just for us.  
So for the day of love I made us some scrap hearts to hang on the white branches
on the dining room mantle.

They are just about the only decoration that I have out for today.
But I think they do the trick.

I made the birds last year and put them back out for today.
They are made from script paper and have a tiny banner hanging from
their beaks that says I Do with little hearts.
They have turned pink do to using mod podge on top of 
an ink jet print but for today that works! 

so this is how I did it...
I put strips of lace on top of a piece of cheesecloth that was
on top of a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock.
make sense?

Then I sewed them across the paper.

I turned the paper over and drew hearts on the back of it.
I then cut the hearts out, and glued them to a piece of 
scrapbook paper.  I did this because you would be able
to see the backsides in the mirror.

Then I hot glued jewels and aluminum letters and numbers to them,
all things that mean something to us.
There are 7 of us, and X and an O for hugs and kisses,
612 for our address and the frozen charlotte well because,
who doesn't love a frozen charlotte?

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!


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thanks for the parties girls!


  1. Happy, happy, happy Valentine's Day Theresa! Looks lovely over there!

  2. You made some amazing goodies! Everything is beautiful.

  3. These are wonderful Theresa!! LOVE them,thanks so much for the tutorial! Have a great evening!! xoxo

  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!! These are just so pretty Theresa!!! I got my box of chocolates...how 'bout you : )
    sending love!!!

  5. Everything looks so pretty--happy Valentines day!

  6. Oh, Theresa, I just LOVE these!! I am so going to make these, thanks for the how-to. Happy Valentine’s Day!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  7. Your hearts are so sweet, and I love the pink birds with their little banner. You're right, it's just enough for this special day.
    Mary Alice

  8. So sweet, Theresa! Hope your Valentine's Day was full of live!

    xoxo laurie

  9. So clever! I love how you made these darling hearts. Happy Valentine's day & WW!

  10. Lovely idea and beautiful hearts. ~ Sarah

  11. Hope you had a great Valentines day Theresa!

  12. Oh my goodness girl...that 612 made me miss your old title :) I still think of you as 612 :) i HAVE 5 DIGITS & MY HOUSE NUMBER JUST DOEsn't have the same ring to it :) Hope you a wonderful Valentine's day!!!

  13. So pretty, Theresa! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  14. Lovely V-day display, so elegant! Thanks for the 'how-to' on those hearts, they are terrific, lots of possiblities! ~Scarlett

  15. Dear Theresa, your little tree is the sweetest example of the love in your family, how lovely, and a wonderful way of making the hearts,-thankyou for your tutorial.
    I love the birds,also they are beautiful, and real Valentine`s birds.Hope your day was filled with joy.

  16. Except for the whole sewing thing...I could so do this! Love them and all the thought that went into every stitch and cut.
    BTW...I like the pink birds. That's what I call sweet serendipity.

  17. Hi Theresa,
    What beautiful little hearts that you made!! I just love your Valentine tree!
    I hope you had a wonderful day filled with lot's of love and joy!

  18. Those are darling Theresa! I used my sewing machine on paper for the first time recently. I think I may have to do it again!


  19. Hi Theresa,
    I love the heart tree....so very pretty!!! Thanks for the tutorial on how you made them. I love how your projects always show the love you have for your family!!!

  20. I love your tattered hearts! So pretty!

  21. Love your vintage hearts and how you hung them on the tree. Thanks for sharing the idea.

    Hope you had a fun holiday!


  22. I like the x and o the best...I know, it is hard to make stuff for ourselves...I am starting to more and I am liking it!


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo