Today is January 14 which means one month until Valentine's day. The past couple of years I have been so busy with newborns, not to mention the other kids, that I have had to let certain things slide and one of those things was doing seasonal decorating. Now that we have all the kids out of the newborn/infant stage I want to do a little something for each holiday or season this year. My older kids love both helping to make decorations and the holiday/season itself. I have never been one to go all out with the decorating but a few accents are nice. Valentine's Day is a fun one since it is fun to think of ways to let my family know how much I love them. "Decorating" at my house usually includes a banner of some sort. Last year I made a Pottery Barn knock off Valentine which was a giant Valentine felt envelope that went on the back of a chair. I wanted to make one for each of my kids but didn't have time. This year I used that as my inspiration starting point to create on a smaller scale in bunting form.
|I started by cutting 8 (one for each person in our family) 3x5 pieces of wool felt.|
|Next I measured half an inch from the point of the flap. I dabbed a heart with a glue stick to tack it in place until I hand stitched the heart. If you use too much glue the felt will make a hard lump but a dab in center worked great.|
|I wanted to add a sentiment so I grabbed some tags, background stamp, ink, letters, and Baker's twine.|
|This is something I like to whisper in each of my kid's ears. It makes them smile every. single. time.|
|Now if I could find some tulips to add to the vase it would be perfect. Happy Monday!|