Shabby Valentines decor


My "shabby chic" Valentines display should really be called shabby cheap. Because I made it with stuff I had lying around the house. I wish I could say I made it with stuff from my neatly organized craft room! But alas, that is not the case. (wow, I just used the word alas!)

It started with these frames I bought on clearance from The Picture People. The frames were green and pink, which was not going to work for displaying pictures of my boys. So I painted them white and then aged them with some black antiquing medium. While I was painting them I got to thinking about the fact that both frames have hearts at the top and that got me thinking of a Valentines display.

For the rectangle frame I painted cream hearts all over a piece of burlap. I have a heart punch so I used the negative side of the punch as a stencil.

In the circle frame is a piece of burlap with one cream heart in the center and a crown rub-on on top. Now having shown you this I have to tell you I do not recommend trying to use rub-ons on burlap. It didn't go on very cleanly and I had to touch it up with a little black paint.

So there you have it; a cheap, cheerful, little Valentines display!

BTW: I've read on several blogs that it is much easier to work with burlap if you spray it lightly with water first before cutting it and boy does it ever! For once I didn't have little, brown fuzz balls everywhere.

After the holiday is over I'll take the burlap out, put the glass back in and add some pictures of my cute boys!

24 comments:

  1. I love the departure from red! Very creative and you can't go wrong with burlap!

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  2. Very creative. Those frames are just too cute.

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  3. They are cute! I didn't even realize about the hearts at the top until you mentioned it!

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  4. So very creative. Not the norm and I really like it because of that as well. Looks great.

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  5. That is really nice! Yes, I agree it is great to see different colors for Valentine's Day. Congratulations on Levi. He is a cutie!!

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  6. These are adorable! I love the burlap background - so cute! You did a great job.

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  7. Very fun...love the little crown!

    Chelsea

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  8. These are so cute! I love learning all of the cute little ideas around in the blog-o-sphere! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Love them! I like those frames and you did a great redo! Like the tip on burlap! Thanks!!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  10. I meant to leave you a note before- these are TOTALLY adorable!

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  11. those are seriously gorgeous! LOVE the white on burlap

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  12. I think these are soooo adorable! Thanks for sharing your creativity! Glad to find someone else on here in Vegas loving the Lord.

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  13. Very creative. Those frames are just too cute.

    Work from home India

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