Making a display of decorations for Valentine's Day without hearts was a challenge.
I knew I did not want a bunch of hearts. I'm not sure why, but I just don't like the heart shape especially when cut out of paper. And I knew I had to use scrapbook paper for my decorations medium. I like pink and I like a deep red color. With the decor going on the mantle I would need something bright or lighter in color also, due to the deep olive green wall. I got my inspiration from looking outside one day through our back window. I thought the snow looked like cotton on the bushes. Isn't it so pretty? You can tell I took the photo through the screen.
With the big jars holding branches. Oh I know there isn't any branches in the jars yet. I've been trying to convince someone they need to go get some. I kept my Christmas lights up there to have that welcoming glow through the dreary winter months. Although I would have enjoyed nicely cut alphabet letters to spell out the word 'LOVE' I used my creativity and cut them with some scrapbook tools.
The garland was constructed with some embroidery thread. Each pendant shape has a brad at the points so I didn't sew these pendants together but instead I just wrapped the thread a couple of times around the brads flanges. To incorporate the puffy whiteness still blessing our season, I used cotton balls. Again I didn't sew...I could have sewn through these items quickly but I went ahead and wrapped the thread around the back flanges of the brads pushed through the cotton.
I think all in all it turned out very nice. And I even added one heart.