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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Valentine Crafts For REDnesday!


It's about to get very Valentine-y over here! I intend to start decorating for Valentine's Day soon, but I'm kind of enjoying the lull between holidays right now. But now does seem like a good time to do some crafting celebrating the day of love!

I knew I wanted to make something in one of those huge paper mache hearts that you can get at Hobby Lobby, so when I found these vintage Napco kissing angels at a thrift store last week, I knew right away that they were just what I was looking for.

Oh look! Look in their hands! They're about to exchange hearts!

This is the lid from the heart box, and I call this one Sweetheart Cottage. But it needs something more. Any ideas?

This old candy box came from the thrift store last week too. Did you know that there was a period of several years where I wouldn't eat chocolate, because I heard that it could trigger migraines, which I suffered from? Lately I've been eating a few pieces a day, and do you know that I've been ok? And do you know that this Valentine's Day I'm going to make up for lost time in a big way?! Mr. Old Glory, if you're reading this, I want a big old heart-shaped box of chocolates this year!
If you'd like to see more reds, head over to It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue is our lovely hostess!

33 comments:

daylily777 said...

These are so beautiful ! A wonderful use of a heart shaped candy box ,I love it !
Blessings,
~Myrna

LV said...

I enjoyed seeing your different ways to say Happy Valentine.

Genie said...

What a cute post. I just love the idea of the heart box turned into a shadow box. So clever. Happy Rednesday.

JunqueMagnet said...

Lovely for the day of love.These look great.Thanks for sharing.Isn't chocolate a cure all (smile)?

nancy said...

I love your ideas for those candy boxes. The angels are adorable and yes it is perfect. How they stay there while hanging?
The last box, I think maybe some pink flowers to bring out contrast.
Have a good week.
Nancy

Keetha Broyles said...

Have you been to my blog today to see "your" post?

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute, cute, cute! Lovin' your little kissing angels-enjoy:@)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How very fun!!! Valentine's is on the way.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Shirley said...

vey nice..Valentine crafts are simply awesome.(want to say the best, but all seasons have magic)

Your blog is so uplifting..

go slow with the chocolate's as yes, it can give you a headache,
Enjoy life,
Shirley

Sunny simple life said...

Too cute! I love the little blue house in the red heart. You are inspiring me to try to make something for V Day.

craftyles said...

Carol, your boxes are really cute. I love the Napco figures-what a great idea! You better make up for your loss of chocolate eating in years past. I'll help you!

Maureen said...

Wow - you are on the ball! I think the Sweetheart Cottage would sweet trimmed with a thin boa (??) kind of trim.

bunny said...

Boxes are too cute. Went to Joann's today to look at Valentines stuff...ended up buying Christmas stuff...Will the madness ever end?...lol

tootles,
bunny

Dena E's Blog said...

Such a precious post Sweetie!!!! LOVE the hearts...
Lots of LOVE from God above~~~Hugs Dena

LiLi M. said...

I have saved these candy boxes from the thriftstore too, how clever to use them as shadowboxes. You might use one or 2 (vintage german) scraps, boy and girl in the second box.

Great idea, thanks for inspiration and have a great day!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I LOOOOOVE Valentine's Day! Well, it helps that RED is my absolute favorite color. Combine it with pinks and white and I'm in Heaven.

Very cute ideas! Don't ya love vintage valentine boxes?

Jill

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I am so anxious to start some Valentine's Day projects but I need to get Christmas put away first. Then I can play.......
Love your ideas!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Protector of Vintage said...

Lovely projects, Carol!! Hey, I heard we should eat a small piece of dark chocolate each day. No one needs to twist my arm. I can definitely manage that :)

Sarah said...

Sweet little valentines! Like you, I'm enjoying the bit of time between holidays. Valentine decor will come out by the end of the month. Now the snowmen are front and center. January is their month! ~ Sarah

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cute! What a great way to use those heart shaped boxes.

Bella said...

How cute! What a great idea for those heart-shaped boxes.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Carol!
I adore all of your hearts! I've been wanting to make a shadow box kind of thing, so much fun to see your Valentine's one.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Anonymous said...

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Roselle said...

Love your heart creations. I love to thrift and have yet to find any Napco figurines. Great find! I think that litle garden house could use some tiny millinary flowers. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby here!
Stopping over her from Rednesday. This is my first time participating.
Roselle

very merry vintage style said...

this is so cute.. the kissing kids are adorable and the tinsel.... stop by a link up to the vintage valentine & decor party!

Sherrie said...

I don't know why but I picture cute little polka dot mushrooms in front of the little cottage. Hey just a suggestion. Your work is so cute.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Adorable Vday goodies! I so love the two lil angels about to exchange hearts!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accentws

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

oh, forgot to ask, where did you find the precious image that you used for your blog header picture? I love it!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Jacqueline said...

Good day ahead to Carol! Come and peek at yesterdays post...a little tribute to you and today you'll see my vintage Barbie clock. You and I...two hearts joined in one...mission: Happiness!

The little house...hmmm..I want to put the bluebird of happiness in the sky or maybe a little birdnest with a valentine in it? You could add a little moss under the house or some white pebbles.

I love this idea. I've made some similar and I call them Fairyland Miniatures. They are so fun to make. Good box toppers for presents!

Working at Michael's in the mornings and home in the afternoons and I love it! Life is darn good!

Good enough to eat chocolate with you!

Wink, wink...maybe someday!

VintageBettys said...

We love the kissing angels! What a great idea to use a heart shaped box to display them!

Shelley Germann said...

Well, I know I've been conspicuously absent on Rednesday, but I am hoping that will change! I love your shadow boxes! I remember having those kissing angels. What a good idea!

Patti said...

I just love your valentine boxes! I have been saving candy boxes for a few years. They are not old - but would be cute decorated - oh, you have my mind spinning! LOVE IT! Hugs, Patti

Kelly Mac said...

aww, my mom has those same little white angels. They were on my dresser when I was a little girl. They're stored away somewhere now. I need to go dig them out. Thanks for the memory today.