So don't ask me what possessed me to decide to decorate for Valentines Day this year. I have no idea. But I'm doing it. So here are some of my decorations so far. This may need to come in installments since some of it is taking me a little longer than expected. If I don't finish by the 14th, no biggie. I'm leaving it all up through the end of February.
First, I decided to start with four tags -- I have a spot on my living room wall where I hang four 5x7 frames with something in them. For Valentines I decided to make 4 tags. Here are the close -ups.
In order to mount them, I needed frames. I bought four plastic frames from the Dollar Tree. I painted them cream with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and then aged them with three coats of wax - clear, dark and then another clear coat.
Here are what the tags look like in their respective cherub frames.
Of course, none of my home decor would be complete without a banner for the fireplace. I had a vision of what I wanted, and this wasn't quite it. Once I got this made and hung, I decided it was too symmetrical, but it's ok for my first Valentine's Banner.
I added a few junk bows to soften the edges a little and decided to call it good.
That's as far as I've gotten with the decor, but stay tuned for a wreath, the kitchen mantle, living room mantle, and entrance table. Yes, I have a lot to do.