Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentines Day DIYs and A Giveaway!

The crafter in me loves holidays. I want to make a million projects I found on Pinterest, but the hard part is what to do for Hubs.

Through out the year I like to do random projects/crafts for him too, so I thought I would share some from past and present.

I loved this simple and fun idea! I found it on pinterest and decided it was a must do. Hubs isn't big on sweets, so I new he would enjoy the notes just as much without the candies. You can find the notes in a printable {here} thanks to the Dating Divas. Hubs love it and said it felt like a week of Valentines even though I gave it to him in October just for fun.

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Here is another version done by Elizabeth over at The Young Retiree. She did hers as a Pre-deployment treat for her husband.


In years past I did fun scrapbooks with pictures of us from the past year on all of our adventures. Since getting married, moving to a new city and returning to school adventures haven't been as frequent. I had to come up with something else. 

This year I decided on this adorable "52 Reasons I love you" deck of cards book from Papervine, You can find the origonal tutorial {HERE}.

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I gathered up all of the supplies I would need:
2 Binding Rings
Some bling for decorating
Deck of cards
Stickers with 52 Reasons types on them

 #1 Use a clamp clip to hold a few of the cards together to punch holes using a Cropadile.
(If you don't have this crafting tool, you need one!)

#2 Place a sticker on each of the cards and bind with rings. Bling it out as much as you want to and make a cute cover.

Now that I got Hubs covered I needed to get some crafty stuff for the house!

I saw this adorable banner and had to have one!

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Supplies Needed:
Paper Dollies
Glue Stick

#1 Hold dollies in half and glue with twine on the inside.

#2 Place stickers on each Dollie and hang!


Now I have the adorable Dollie Banner and now I need some type of wreath.
I choose a cute Conversation Heart Wreath!
The original Pinterest idea is HERE

#1 I chose a inexpensive wreath and wrapped it with floral ribbon. I used 2 straight pins, 1 at the beginning and 1 at the end to keep the ribbon in place.

#2 I used Tacky glue and started a row of hearts, looking back I think I would use hot glue, for quicker dry time. For each row I alternated the direction the hearts faced for a tighter fit together.

#3 Once dry I tied a pink ribbon from a ribbon box and used a small metal D-Ring to use as a hanger. So cute and super easy.

**To preserve coat with a spray acrylic and allow to dry before adding ribbon**


I have made a Valentine's Day Dollie Banner for 1 of my readers. 

Simple comment on this post what you favorite Valentines Memory is. Make sure you are a follower of It's My Life.

Winner will be drawer via and contacted on Wednesday.

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  1. Super cute ideas! New follower (and fellow pinner) :)

  2. oooooh! all of these are super cute! what great ideas... want to try that conversation heart wreath... but i'm afraid i would eat half of them in the process;) is it too late to enter for the give away?? that banner would look adorable in my office somewhere... just sayin'

  3. Glad I found this post again - where did you find the doilies at? I can't seem to locate any near where I live! Thanks in advance!


  4. Fabulous ideas!!!!! New follower...I found you from A Glimpse Inside!

  5. I love the wreath. So cute!

  6. I adore the wreath!!! Would love it if you came by and linked up to my Manic Monday Linky Party!


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