Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentine's Day Crafts

Even though I have been caring for sick kids, sick husband, sick self and now a recovering surgery patient I have found some time to make some more Valentine's Day themed crafts.

I am a fan of trying new crafty techniques and one I have been wanting to do for a while is nails and string art.  So I cut out a heart shape using my Silhouette and used the rhinestone setting to get perfect holes around the edge of the heart.  Helped me with placement of my nails.  The hardest part of the craft was deciding on my string pattern.  I opted for a left to right.  The little plaque measure 5x7.

The second project I made is a Valentine's Day sign using one of my favorite inexpensive mediums, paint stir sticks.  I was inspired by this project over at One Project Closer.  She uses a palet and that is not something I have or am able to procure readily so I used paint sticks.  I love the way it turned out though if I had to paint to save my life I would be dying a slow death.  I am thinking of distressing the painted letters.  

Next up: Valentine Day gifts for teachers...hopefully.

Til Next Time