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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Simple Valentines Bunting

So yesterday we received a parcel containing new dishes for our restaurant. My son enjoyed jumping on the bubble wrap for a bit. (Isn't cheap fun great?!)

In the box were these lovelies.

I don't know why, but I've always loved corrugated cardboard so when I saw it in the box I knew I wanted it. My husband tried throwing them out, but I immediately grabbed them back knowing I would probably make something with them someday.

Today I saw the little box containing the cardboard sitting on the table still not put away and happened to glance at the wall which still has nails in it from the advent calendar that I made this year, so I decided I would make a valentine's Day bunting to go on it. I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.

                                   Sorry, the lighting in our place is atrocious, it looks way better in person!

It's simple enough that it really doesn't require a tutorial, but I'll tell you what I did.

First I traced a heart shaped cookie cutter on the backside and cut them out. Half of the hearts I painted completely red using acrylic paint and the other ones I just painted around the edges so they would pop a bit against my wall.

I then free handed some lettering onto more corrugated cardboard and hot-glued it on. I embellished the others with buttons and ribbon. I then glued each heart onto a piece of jute and hung. Done.

What do you think?

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  1. cute! With the lighting I thought you had painted the edged ones silver. And I thought you had layered the "silver" ones onto the red, which would also look cute.

    You're decorating for Valentines. I guess that means I need to suck up my lazy and take down Christmas...

  2. Yes, silver would look nice, too. I would have loved to use glitter, but I only had silver/gold which I thought would look kind of Christmas-y. If I had some red or pink I totally would have used some.

  3. Very Cute!!! Your free-handed letters look great. :)

  4. I love this! Love the texture of the cardboard hearts! Soo cute .. hope you share with my Pink Hippo Party.. Thanks for checking out Pinkapotamus and loving my Nutella smores!

  5. So cute! I love the texture.

  6. Those are really cute... I cannot believe you are readying the house for Valentines day--already. You must be super organized!

  7. That looks really cute. Good job.


  8. That's adorable!! And recycled too...which is awesome! :)

  9. What a fun way to decorate. I love that you used so much that can be found on hand.

  10. I love corrugated cardboard too... great recycled project! I featured you today on my valentines round up :)

  11. I love the texture of the corrugated cardboard! Super cute! I'd love it if you came and linked these up to my new linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday!!

  12. So cute! I love the corrugated cardboard as well! If you get the chance, swing by my blog and link these up to my party- it'll be open until Friday!

  13. cute! I love doing projects with materials you already have! I've used corrugated plastic for about a million things. Now I'm wishing I had some cardboard!

  14. Very cute! Thanks for stopping by earlier.

  15. Hi - Just want to let you know that your featured on our post "17 Bunting, Banner & Garlands for Valentine’s Day"