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"I Love Us" Pillow - Paper Press Paint Technique

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"I Love Us" Pillow - Paper Press Paint Technique

  You can paint a happy little pillow like this for Valentine's Day, or just to celebrate how you feel.  And after you see how easy it was to do, you might just want to try this technique for all kinds of designs, messages, and personalization on fabric.   The technique is called "paper press" and it reminds me of screen printed fabric.  The words "I love us" were written with dimensional paint, and then a sheet of paper was laid over the wet paint and "pressed" gently with fingers, then peeled away to reveal an interesting effect.  The heart...

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DIY Valentine's Day Chocolate Wrappers

DIY Valentine's Day Chocolate Wrappers

You simply can't have Valentine's Day without candy, can you?  And they need to be a bit fancy, too!  These graphic candy bar wrappers are great to add some special pizzaz to the day.  All I did was grab scrapbook papers from my stash and started cutting away.  I pulled off the original wrappers to use as a template for the perfect size to cut.  Then all I had to do was cut out some hearts, and strips of paper to spiff them up.  I cut letters and punched holes from paper and started gluing.  I'm pretty happy with how...

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String Art Heart

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String Art Heart

  String Art has been around a really long time, but it seems like one of those forgotten retro crafts.  I just love it, and had to try it!  This super simple heart design was an easy way for me to try it out.  Using a plain white canvas for my design seemed like a simple solution for a graphic background.  I wanted it for my bedroom, so I thought a heart was a nice idea.  Plus, it played into my "simple" graphic theme.  Here's how I did it: All you need for you string art is a stretched canvas,...

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Quilled Heart Art

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Quilled Heart Art

Have you ever tried the ancient art of QUILLING?  Well, if you love paper, love making pretty things, and love being creative....you'll probably love quilling. This Quilled Heart Art will capture your heart because it's a great beginner's introduction to quilling.  I picked up my quilling papers at my Jo-Ann Fabric store and had the shadowbox frame in my stash.  Aleene's Tacky Glue, a wooden skewer, and pair of scissors are basically all you need for craft supplies.  Oh, and a pencil with an eraser.  Here's how I made mine: I always thought I would hate making something so intricate,...

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L-O-V-E Burlap Pillow - DIY

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L-O-V-E Burlap Pillow - DIY

Whether it's Valentine's Day or it's just another day to celebrate LOVE, this pillow will make a sweet statement.   I used burlap fabric to create a nice big fluffy pillow, using Fairfield Poly-Fil inside.   Here's how: 1.  Cut two 24-inch hearts from burlap. 2.  Sew wrong sides together, leaving a 6-inch opening.   3.  Turn right side out, pressing the edges with a steam iron to lay flat. 4.  Cut the word "Love" from a Fairfield Oly-Fun sheet in black. 5.  Glue the word to the front of the pillow with your favorite fabric glue. 6.  Glue trims...

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Valentine's Day Card Box - "Who-o-o-o Do You Love?"

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Valentine's Day Card Box - "Who-o-o-o Do You Love?"

Remember making Valentine's Day Boxes for our cards in school?  That was my favorite thing to do!  This adorable Owl Valentine's Day Box says, "Who do you love?" and I made it to keep cards in that my hubs has given me over the years.  It's simple enough for you to use as an idea for your kid's Valentine card boxes also.  Here's how: I started with a box from one of those monthly clubs, since I have tons of them  Mine was a Birch Box, and it's a good size for stashing all my cards I've keep through the...

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