In my usual DIY fashion I added another polymesh wreath to my collection this year.
Found some hot pink almost fuchsia mesh at hobby lobby and made the same style wreath I made like when the baby came home from the hospital.
I had the love sign left over from last year. ( was a kohls clearance piece for 1.00) added just the right pop I was needing!!
Inside, we have our pinterest valentine mailboxes.
And on my scallop chalkboard I added some 99 cent chipboard letters I found at target.
Now time to prepare the menu and add some bows to my loves little happies!
Okay so...have a confession... I like to make things really really difficult on myself.
ie.. handmake a banner without a die cutting machine! TRUTH!!
Anyway, it turned out to be quite fun so here are the steps if you so choose to join me in making one.
Here is what I started with.
note: what you think you are starting with and what you acually may end up using tends to change!
Use the circle tracer and make your circles for the background, the cut out circles.
Find a needle, thread and crepe paper. Use a weaving method to thread the paper and slowly gather. this will create a ruffled affect in the paper.
*glue the backsides of the ruffle medallion together with craft glue
Glue the center of the medallion together and let sit for a few minutes, then glue the outside edges of the medallion and dip in glitter along the outside edge.
hot glue on chip letters, hot glue medallion onto "backer" paper
(I used the remainder of the letters of a box from a christmas banner I made)
this was the point where I realized I needed a second background so I dug in my stash of scrapbook paper and found this stripe. I used the outer edge of my tracer to scallop this paper and cut it out.
then hotglue the background to the other pieces.
punch holes into the corners of the backer paper and string letters together with either ribbon or twine.
Hang and enjoy!
*this year my hugs banner is hung but I went a different route for the front door, have you followed along on instagram to see?