Valentine Garland and Streamers

Welcome to all my dear friends! I have several new friends following and I’m so glad that you have come!

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I thought that I would show some of the Valentines projects that I have been working on, so here we go.

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I was really excited for this new project because I got to use my stash of German Glass Glitter. It is so fun to work with it really make your projects look divine.

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My choice was the word love. I didn’t have any stencils so I free handed them, on and old gift box. With the help of a paper punch I think that they turned out nicely.

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Using German Glass glitter I soon found that gloves are a must, it can cut you. I applied a small amount of glue a little at a time with a sponge paint brush and then sprinkled the glitter on with a spoon. I let it dry about an hour before I started to thread the string on it for hanging.

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After I hung it I was disappointed that the letters didn’t show up as good as I would have liked. l thought well maybe I should have used gold glitter. But I wanted the silver touch. So here is what I did.

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I cut an oval out of scrape book paper and it really made the letters sing. The pictures just do not give the beautiful patina that the letters have. Sorry I wish it showed better. I can’t wait to see the silver tarnish some, to give it that antique look.

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Here is a fun little garland project that I did with my Grandchildren. We first cut out hearts from old tissue paper, there was lots left after Christmas time.

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I sewed 2 hearts together on my sewing machine at a time, then pulled out some thread and sewed more. Of course the length is up to you and where to hang them. The Grandchildren knew right where.

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On the doors . . .

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and hanging from the ceilings. I think that if I would have let them they would be hanging from the rafters of the house. It was a fun easy project that we enjoyed doing together.

I hope that I gave you a little inspiration to craft and decorate for Valentine’s Day. I will be showing you a few more in later posts.

What Valentines day craft projects have you been working on, I would love to hear back!

((WARM HUGS))

Jo

16 thoughts on “Valentine Garland and Streamers

  1. Jo,
    I love your LOVE banner. How cute it that. Love your heart garland too. I need to get moving on some valentine decor too. Great inspiration.
    Kris

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  2. Your ahead of me on Valentine decorating…I love the glittered letters, I don’t work with it much since I seem to get it over me more than what I am working on. Also love the hearts down the doors and walls. Simple decorating is what I do right after the chaos of the holidays! Have a great day!

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  3. I love German glass glitter and I know just how gorgeous these letters turned out! Love the way you punched them! Cute grands having fun with hearts, how fun is that? Today 4 of my friends came over and we decorated 20 LOVE bingo cards as favors for a party we are hosting a week from Mon.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  4. Your LOVE banner is just gorgeous, Jo, and so uniquely yours because you designed the letters as well. I’m very inspired, and I pinned it for next year 🙂 Thanks so much for joining the Craft Challenge Creative Link Party!

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  5. awesome! love the way you highlighted the love to make it stand out and the streamers are wonderful! So fun you let the grands hang them wherever they wanted 🙂 Thanks for linking to our Creative Craft Challenge Upcycle party! Congrats as well since your craftiness will be featured this week! woot! dance time 🙂

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