The problem with love letters is that they get tucked into a box only to be read once every few years. Why not pull them out and put them on display where they can be enjoyed all the time? Continue reading
February is here and that means a month of celebrating Love! I thought I would share some past love-themed posts to kick off the month. Just click on the link or photo to be directed to the full tutorial.
I love using Eucalyptus leaves to craft with because they are natural and smell fantastic. Plus, when you twist the leaves off the branch, they are shaped like small hearts..perfect for Love crafting!
Here is a framed art idea using them.
In the past month, I’ve come across this Bible passage (1 Corinthians 13: 4-7) five times from five different sources!
I realize this is a popular verse, but I always take notice when something starts showing up over and over. I like to think it’s God’s way of communicating with me and asking me to pay attention to something.
So, I’m not sure what the message is here. Maybe I’m supposed to be loving more? Better? Differently?
Or maybe I’m just supposed to enjoy the love that I already have.
Since I was feeling such a strong connection to this verse, I thought it would be nice to find a way to display it in our home.
This would be cute with any favorite quote or saying.
To start, I bought a frame from the thrift store.
Then I measured the area that shows through the glass so I’d know what size to print my text.
Using a computer, I typed out the text, changing the font with each verse. Then I printed it and cut it to fit inside the frame.
With a pencil, I hand wrote the word love in the center of the page.
Then using a small brush and acrylic paint, I painted over my penciled text.
After it dried, I just put the paper into the frame and hung it in our bedroom where I could see it every day.
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I shared this on Maggie May’s Facebook page, but I thought I would share it here since you still have time to make a Love Wall.
I guess the first thing you should do is go to Facebook and “like” Maggie May’s. That way you don’t ever miss anything 🙂
Next, gather some frames you may have around your house or in storage and dust them off. This project is a great example of why it’s a good idea to hang onto frames even if the glass is broken.
Here is where you can just get creative. Leave the glass in or out depending on what you are putting inside.
For three dimensional pieces, take the glass out and you can do whatever you want. For this XO piece I made the X out of cardboard and the O out of buttons.
For this one I attached card stock letters (one glittery one) with fishing line so it would hang flat.
This heart was made with the leaves of a Eucalyptus branch. I recently shared a more detailed tutorial on this one here.
If you have any leftover holiday ornaments, you may find one that you can use this way. Just hang inside a glass-less frame with fishing line.
This one is nice if you want to keep the glass in because it’s flat.
You can insert sticker or cut-out letters into the windows of frames like this one…
Once you get all your frames done, play around with the layout and hang them on a lonely wall in your home.
These are on display at Starbucks right now, so here is the display there.
One nice thing about Valentine’s Day is that it really can be celebrated for weeks. Growing up, my mom always called February the love month and we celebrated all month long.
So, keeping the tradition alive, I thought it would be fun to decorate with love.
This project is really easy and I love the way it turned out.
All you need is a frame, pretty paper (I used a silver sparkly piece), Eucalyptus and hot glue. You can buy a bouquet of Eucalyptus at any craft or floral store.
If you’ve ever twisted a petal off of Eucalyptus, you’ll find it looks just like a heart, making it a great Valentine’s craft material. Plus, it smells wonderful!
First, twist a bunch of the petals off of your Eucalyptus branch.
Then line a piece of cardboard with pretty paper and put it into a frame. Leave the glass out.
You can trace a heart onto your paper and then cover the outline by glueing petals over it.
Then just layer petals around and on top of each other until your heart is filled in. I purposely only used a tiny bit of glue so the ends would curl up. It makes it 3-dimensional that way.
Then prop or hang in your home where you can enjoy it all month (or year) long!
Happy Love Month!
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