Sunday, January 31, 2010

Valentines, Dollar store style...

For whatever reason, I've never been much of a valentines person. I don't decorate for it, and the hubby and I rarely do anything for it. But this year, I have seen SO many cute projects on the craft blogs I decided to give it a go. So, while wandering around the Dollar store (surprise surprise) I found these things and thought it might be fun to do a 3 dimensional wall plaque.

I knew right off the bat that black, white, and red was what I wanted for colors, and I was stoked to find the perfect black and white scrapbook paper at Joannes for a whopping .25 cents!!!!! I know, I know, just call me Mrs. Big Spender.

I took the heart and broke the stick off, and then used a steak knife to shave off the remnants (hey, don't judge me, the tools are in the basement and I just didn't have the energy to run that flight of stairs for the BILLIONTH time in a day!) The steak knife worked great, and with 2 coats of paint and some black detailing, I had the look I was going for.

Once I modge podged the paper to my plaque I used liquid nails to attach the heart. And then I decided it looked kinda plain. Ribbon to the rescue.

I love how it turned out, of course, I'm biased because I love anything that costs $3 or less. So, what Valentines projects are you workin' on?


  1. Love that paper you used over the canvas, that is really cute.

    I've been having fun with a bunch of Valentine's day themed projects. Check them out...

    I'll be posting at least 2 more this week.

  2. um, so cute. i 'heart' the lil wings. i had to make a pun. =) hopped here from your link at cottage instincts, and i have no idea how i ended up there, haha.

  3. I don't do valentine's day either, but after seeing all these cute crafts I feel I should be doing something. For now I'll live through the efforts of others. Thanks for sharing!
    Cindy at Lakewood

  4. Very cute - I love the colors you used!


  5. Cutie pie. I love this and the price is perfect. I will have to copy/flatter you. I love your colors and patterns. Thanks for sharing.

    Cha Cha

  6. Very creative. I love it!! Thanks for such a great idea.

  7. How smart are you? I wouldn't have thought of breaking the heart off. I love the color combination.

  8. Cute! I need to make some more V-Day decor. Thanks for partying with us a the Power of Paint Party (POPP).

  9. I love it! Has a very modern look to it.

  10. I love it! I made a valentines wreath and im thinking about making some truffles! Yum!!