“As I was digging through some of our home decor boxes in the basement I found this frame and started brainstorming what I could do with it,” says Jessie at Imperfectly Polished. She decided to turn it into art for her master bedroom gallery wall.
First, Jessie removed the pictures that were in the frame, keeping just the frame and the glass. She used her craft cutting machine to cut out the words, “I Do Still” from gold vinyl, then applied the vinyl to the front of the framed glass. It’s a gentle reminder that Jessie and her husband would choose each other all over again. “On days I don’t always remember to tell or show him, now he can see that everyday and know,” Jessie says. Sweet!
Visit Imperfectly Polished to find out more about this project.
“My Missy had ripped a hole in one of the knees of her denim colored leggings,” Jamie tells us at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. “Rather than toss them out, why not add a little heart applique to patch the rip?” A perfect refashion for this time of year!
To make these cute heart patches, Jamie cut heart shapes from pink, sparkly felt. She used fusible adhesive fabric on the back of the hearts to attach them to the jeggings with heat. For an extra dose of cute, Jamie stitched around the inside edges of each heart with red embroidery floss. What an adorable fix!
You can click over to Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom for more info on these refashioned leggings.
I found a very cool upcycling project at Crafty Journal, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Noreen used empty soda cans to make a simple string of lights more festive for the day of love.
You could use any aluminum soda can for this project, but one with a red and white label works really well for Valentine’s Day. Noreen cut apart her cans and flattened them into sheets. She made a heart template out of cardboard and used it as a pattern to cut hearts out of the sheet of aluminum. A simple hole punch was the tool she used to make a hole in the center of each heart, which fit perfectly around the bulbs on a string of lights. Too fun!
Visit Crafty Journal to get full details on this project.
After-Christmas-blues getting you down? Well, Valentine’s Day is coming up, so if you need a little pick-me-up from the January blahs, I suggest doing a Valentine craft, like this cute one made from baby food jars by Courtney of Crafts by Courtney.
After spotting some adorable Valentine jars at her local crafts store, Courtney decided that she could recreate the look with the empty, glass baby food jars that she had on hand. She spray painted both the jars and their lids in bright, happy colors. On one side of each jar, she added a chalkboard vinyl sticker in the shape of a heart. Now Courtney has the perfect spot to store buttons, pins….or her stash of conversation hearts!
Click over to Crafts By Courtney to learn more about this project.
Jeanette from Creating A Life shares in my love for cereal and, therefore, never has a shortage of the colorful cardboard boxes. She was determined to put some of that cardboard to work for Valentine’s Day this year.
Jeanette paired one of the cereal boxes with some packing paper she had on hand to create this gorgeous wreath. I know Valentine’s Day is over, but I just love how this recycled wreath came out and think it’s neutral enough to stay up way past the holiday!
See how Jeanette made it at Creating A Life.
At Namely Original, Emily has three younger siblings who need boxes for Valentines, this year. Remember making special boxes so that your classmates could deliver their Valentine cards to you? Well, Emily’s aunt gave her the idea of recycling tissue boxes for this project.
Empty tissue boxes are the perfect size and easy to find around the house during cold and flu season! Emily continued her recycling streak by wrapping the boxes in red wrapping paper leftover from Christmas. The younger siblings decorated the boxes with twine and newspaper. Aren’t they adorable?
You can learn more about this Valentine craft project at Namely Original.
This timely makeover comes from Jill of Create.Craft.Love. Back in the fall, Jill had crafted a darling picture frame for Halloween. Fast forward a few months, and she’s ready to do the same for Valentine’s Day. But did she need to go get a new frame? Nope!
Since the first frame was decorated with washi tape–which doesn’t have the greatest adhesive qualities–Jill was able to un-decorate it. Once she had a bare frame, Jill pulled out more washi tape that had the right look for Valentine’s Day, and covered the frame again! With a few added embellishments, she’s been able to use the same frame to decorate for two distinctly different holidays. Way to go, Jill!
You can get more information on making an embellished picture frame like this one at Create.Craft.Love.
Angelina blogs at JoJo and Eloise. She discovered a great way besides shopping to use up all the coupons that come in the mail, and it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Angelina used a craft punch to cut hearts from a stack of coupons. She tried to use coupons that were predominanatly red, pink, or white. Then she sewed them together to make darling garlands! I think this is such a clever way to upcycle junk mail…probably the prettiest use of junk mail I’ve ever seen!
You can learn more about this project at JoJo and Eloise.