Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Valentine Crafts For REDnesday!

I'm continuing what I started last week, and showing a couple Valentine projects that I have been working on, for Rednesday.

I made this fleece throw for the back of our geriatric couch, because I like to have some kind of seasonal thing on there. My Mom will be 85 next month, and she remembers the couch from when she was a little girl!

I started with this throw from Walgreens. It was on sale for $1.99 last week. You can't buy fleece by the yard that cheap! And it also has a nice blanket stitch all around the edges. It's 50"x60".

I picked up three different Valentine fabrics at JoAnns, cut out the hearts, added white rickrack around them, and that was it. It cost me about $4 to make, and I'm quite happy with it!

I got these little chenille Valentine girl ornaments from Ebay. They were a little plain though.

So I added some red glitter, and gave each gal a little heart wand to spread love all around!

And then I made a little garland out of them for the mirror. I think they need to go on a wider ribbon. Or something. I'm not happy with it yet, so I think I'll tinker with it a bit more! I'm having so much fun making Valentine decorations that I'm definitely going to need a bigger box when I pack it all up again! Now if you would like to see more reds, pop in to It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue hosts this fun party every week!


Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love what you did to a simple red threw to make it special. I might have to give that a try...the little
Valentine girls are just too cute.
Be sure and show us what you do to it.

SueLovesCherries said...

What a great idea! Did you think that up all by your lonesome?

Lisa said...

Great projects! I too like to do little seasonal things like your throw. It is fun and easy to make little changes!
Hugs, Lisa


Nice new throw for you lovely sofa and your new little Valentine girls look happier with their wands to spread love!
The sofa is cool! I love it.
Have fun making the tags...yup..the more the merrier with embellishments.
Deb :)

Jane said...

I never really thought about decorating for Valentine's day but you have got me thinking! You got a great buy on the throw...it is a lot cheaper than buying fleece by the yard.
Can't wait to see more of your Valentine goodies.

Kate Smith said...

Oh I just want those chenille Valentine girl ornaments! So cute! Love how you dressed them up. Now where is my glitter?

Happy Rednesday!

Maureen said...

I was thinking about you a little while ago. Wondering if you were lost. But you were lost, you were crafting! Cute things going on!

reprise said...

cute valentine's girls! my favorite color combination is red and white so i love shopping during valentine's day for items.

Dawn said...

Wow Carol! Both projects are great and so inexpensive. I'm really impressed with your ingenuity!

Denise Marie said...

Wonderful job!

LBP said...

I love the Valentine throw! Thanks for the instructions.

Your little valentine girls are so cute. You can never go wrong with red glitter!



ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very nice - Happy Rednesday!

Candy said...

Well those are the cutest!
And dittos on 'no computer = screams!!!'
Happy Wednesday ;-)

barbara said...

Loving it all, but especially that couch. It's got that excellent pile upholstery, doesn't it?

Sarah said...

So cute! :-)

daylily777 said...

Wow, you are so creative !Wonderful Valentine Reds !
Happy Rednesday !

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Valentine's is such a wonderful way to share RED! Yours are very lovely.


Anonymous said...

Hi Carol!
Oh I love the little valentine girlies! All of your red is fabulous, too:)
Thanks so much for stopping by today for my first Rednesday.
I really do appreciate your sweet words of support on my wee booties:)!
Already have a bid on them~~woo-hoo!

PattieJ said...

Those ornaments are adorable!! And that fleece blanket turned out so cute!

Sandy said...

You come up with some of the cutest ideas! Love the throw and the banner....I will have to check out Walgreens! :)