I also haven't wanted to spend any money.
So since Valentine's Day is coming up I thought I would make my house über cutesy and adorable. Because everyone needs some hearts, right?
Plus I was getting tired of the fall leaf garland that I've had up in my kitchen since fall.
|Time to go!|
The garland worked so well with the leaves that I thought I'd give it another go with hearts. And I was especially lucky because I had all the supplies on hand and didn't have to buy anything.
My wallet thanks me.
I started by cutting my pieces of red felt into four pieces, making them about 3x5 each. Then I found a heart picture, printed it out, and traced it over eight pieces of freezer paper.
I cut the hearts out, then ironed them onto the pieces of felt with the shiny side down so it would stick. And I think that no matter how many times I stencil this way I will never stop being delighted by the entire process. It's easy! And cheap! And it puts a heart (or a bird!) on something that wasn't there before!
I failed to realize, however, that by using red felt and white paint the felt would essentially turn pink. I was okay with that, but I really wanted white. So I painted a couple of coats and ended up using the entire bottle of white craft paint.
Once the felt pieces were dry I peeled off the freezer paper and hot glued the pieces to garden twine that I'll have you know I braved the ice-covered backyard to go outside and get so I could finish this project today and have something to show you.
I'm a giver, is what I'm saying.
I didn't actually measure anything because I only have a limited amount of free time and I also have an enormous waiting list for knitting patterns. So to save time I just eyeballed it. I think it turned out okay.
However, I have gotten smart and didn't include Sebastian in this project. If I had I would probably still be finding paint in my hair. I did all of it during naptime because Adele is sleeping and Sebastian has discovered a love of playing on the PBS website and I have discovered a love of having a few minutes where someone isn't yelling "Hey Mommy! Hey Mommy! Hey Mommy!"