While looking at paper for another project in Hobby Lobby I came across this great sheet music paper (on sale 5/$1.00). I took it home and printed out one letter from LOVE on each piece. Then hole punched each piece in the top corners. Finally, I thread some yarn through the sheets of paper and attached it to the mantle. EASY…peasy!
This craft was a little more time consuming, but while III was working on a project of his own I was able to whip it up!
styrofoam ball (4 in.)
cupcake liners (100)
Then using the dowel rod I pushed the cupcake liner down into the styrofoam ball. NEVER having to touch the hot glue! Yay! I continued dotting & gluing until the entire styrofoam ball was covered. I inverted a few of the liners to mix up the color in the topiary.
Next push the dowel rod into the styrofoam ball to creat the stem. You could paint it if you wanted (but I’m adding another touch).
I painted the clay pot a simple white & brushed it with some silver. Using some styrofoam from a packaging box I cut a square and put it down in the pot. After sticking in my cupcake flower, I used some scrap fabric & fun Valentine’s wire to wrap up the stem & let the left over cover the top of the pot.
The banner & topiary along with the great prints I made at Picnik,
Stay tuned for a cute & inexpensive Valentine’s day gift idea, but don’t tell III!