Christmas is all put away. The house is looking meh. I think I want to decorate for Valentine’s day. Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?
So, here’s what I’m thinking….cream pom-pom garland, maybe a red, pink and cream pom-pom wreath, add some red to my china cabinet. I think I’d like to make a few different signs, too. I just want to add a few touches here and then, nothing over the top.
When I mentioned this to the girls, they said it was months away and that I didn’t need to worry yet. But I know me and I know my schedule and I know I need to strike when the iron is hot. So, I’ll head to the studio later and start seeing what I have, what I need and if any other ideas come to me.
I’ll dig through some stuff, dig out some red things that I know I have stashed away. I think there might even be a few things I dig back out of the Christmas decorations and turn into Valentine’s Day decorations, too.
Fast forward a few days….
I pulled out some red bits and pieces, did a little pom-pom making, fired up the hot glue and got to work. Unless I go buy more yarn, there won’t be a pom-pom wreath, but I’m okay with that. Since I don’t knit, it’s hard to justify buying MORE yarn just for pom-poms….
I decided it was time to pull everything out of the china cabinet and give it a good reworking. I drug a bunch of things in from the the studio and gathered up some things that I had tucked away for a bit. I wanted to get rid of the green and pull in red to pair with the turquoise. You know, my favourite colour combo ever! 🙂
I love my little pink button heart sign! I got that stash of buttons at that estate sale in Cape Breton where I also scored my brass deer! The pink board was one I had painted a long time again and it sat, unfinished under my work table for a very long time. Having boards prepped and ready to rock is great, then I can create without having to go buy wood, paint it and then patiently wait for it to dry…. I sketched out a heart with chalk and then started glueing all the buttons on. Oh, note to self….put the hanger on the back before you start glueing buttons on the front….
I strung up my Denim Heart bunting but it didn’t stay….I want something a little softer and less colourful. I know, me saying I want less colour, what’s with that!?!? I found the bunting in the picture at the Village Gift Shop in Tatamagouche, it’s really a Christmas one that was marked down 75%!! I think it’s exactly what this needed to finish it off!
The bookends were another Tatamagouche score from years ago that got a coat of spray paint when I redid Lena’s room many moons ago. The books are old Reader’s Digest books with the covers pulled off, I use those as canvases for my mixed media projects. I knew I had an old, red book kicking around, which colour-wise was spot-on and then I read the title…..bahahaha!!
I spent a whooping $12 on decorating for Valetine’s Day this year. I used things I had in the house or the studio. I’m trying to be a little more aware of what I’m buying since I already have so much stuff! I have a stash of fabric, craft supplies and furniture to draw from, plus all my decorations. There isn’t really any reason why I can’t actually use what I have! It forces me to be creative and to repurpose what I already have – win win in my books!
Am I crazy? Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? Normally I wouldn’t…or not to the extent I did this year. But the china cabinet really seemed to need a refresh, so it seemes like Valentine’s Day was a good excuse. And basically, I don’t have to remove much to make in ‘normal’ again, either, which is a win in my books.
To be continued,