Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine's Day Mantle

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If you missed my guest post at At Home with K yesterday then you are in luck because it is right here today!!!  I am taking part in Kindra's Be Mine Bonanza Event and did the below tutorial for the occasion...  If you are in the market for a new camera strap cover check out my giveaway HERE!

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I just love decorating with RED!  This love for red dates back to high school when I had scary and an embarrassing obsession with ladybugs. (you should see my senior pictures... I might as well have been wearing a giant Mickey Mouse sweatshirt... seriously, I look that immature)  Fortunately, I grew out of the ladybug phase, but still love red and that makes Valentine's Day extra fun to decorate for.
Valentine's Day is so fun.  I created a Free Printable and especially love the "1 Corinthians 13:13" line that I embedded in the print.
Above you can see the faux red topiary... read on to see the "how to"
You will need a Styrofoam ball, red felt, scissors, straight pins, and a little bit of time... hence the beer:)... btw... Yes I do know in one picture I reference the Bible and then in the next picture there is a beer... It is Not a sin to have a beer people!
Trace around a cup or something to make a circle pattern on your felt.  Then take your pattern and stack your felt 6 high, at least... hopefully your fabric shears are sharp.  Cut approximately one bajillion circles... haha each topiary was about 1/4 yard of red felt.
To create your "petals" begin by folding a felt circle in half.
then you are going to bring in one-third of it
fold in the other one-third
next stick a straight pin through the corner
stick that sucker in your Styrofoam ball and continue
leave a circular bare spot for the ball to rest on a candlestick.  You could also stick a dowel into the ball and create a slightly different look.  I like the candlesticks... which were wedding gifts that I never knew what to do with because I'm not that fancy, but I love the look with the felt topiaries!
Up Close!
So Pretty!
The printable link is below.
Another use for this technique is to get a Styrofoam heart and create a wreath.
Happy Valentine's Day from Ladycrafter14!!!
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5 comments:

Melissa @ LoveBugLiving said...

Very pretty! It looks great on the candlestick too!

Melissa
www.lovebugliving.com

Angie Ramirez said...

Super cute.. love it the color combo!

Found you on TT&J! ;) Would love for you to come by my party to link this up.. or any other projects you may have.
http://www.littleinspiration.com/2012/02/create-inspire-party.html

Thanks,
Angie from A Little Inspiration

P.S New follower of your lovely blog!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

How pretty! Great job! I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party if you haven't already.
http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

I love this! I have seen lots of different ways to make wreaths etc. but this is by far my favorite! Classically beautiful!

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