I simply love to SWOON about Valentine's Day. I love everything about it. I don't care if it is a "Hallmark Holiday" I just love it. The colors, the sweets, the decor, the fun gifts, and just another excuse to express my love to those around me which I LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE to do!! My darling husband just moved into a new office where he works and it's really blank. So I've been working on a few things to spruce up his space and make it warm and inviting.
I found this wall hanging a long time ago in the clearance section at Homegoods. I think it might have been $1 as whatever was on it originally had fallen off but the hanging was very sturdy.
I also just received in my newest purchases from MFT - one of which is the new Botanical Beauty Die-namic Flowers. Talk about SWOON!!!??!?! I cut a whole bunch using Ouchless Cardboard from Gauche Alchemy and PTI felt in Hawaiian Shores and Pure Poppy.
Once I had all of my flowers cut I put the felt one together with twine from the Paper and Such store. I punched a hole in all of the layers. I doubled up on my twine and threaded it through one of the button holes on the button that I wanted to display on the front. I then put it through every flower and threaded it through another button to anchor it in the back. I threaded it through the other hole in the back button, up again through all of the felt flower layers and through the other hole in the button on the front. I tied a sweet bow and set that flower aside so that I could work on my cardboard ones.
I then set to working on my corrugated cardboard flowers. I laid them all out on a sheet of aluminum foil and coated them generously with my sparkly Mod Podge. Once they were dry I used a sponge applicator to literally plop the new Martha Stewart paint colors all over them. I purposefully did this haphazardly as that is the look I was going for.
Once that was done I matted and arranged the photo of my hubby and me and adhered that in place. I added the flowers and some bling as the last bits and pieces once I made sure I had everything where I wanted it.
Here is my finished piece for my darling husband.