I don't normally decorate for Valentine's Day. It just doesn't have quite the excitement as decorating for other big holidays like Christmas. Mr. Delightful and I don't even really officially celebrate Valentine's Day or give each other gifts on February 14. However, I kept seeing all the cute and fun craft projects that other bloggers were creating for this day of love. After I decorated the "love mailbox", I was inspired to keep the heart filled projects going.
Armed with my crafting BFF, Mr. Cricut and I quickly whipped up a few little projects to spread a little romance and fun throughout the house.
Emma also "helped" as you can see here. I think I have to add "craft assistant" or "paperweight" to my post about Decorating with Cats.
The first project involved something to dress up the front door. I had the wreath I picked up on clearance from Target hanging on the door. It was looking a little lonely so I used the Storybook cartridge to cut out a heart with the Cricut. I used some ribbon to attach the paper heart to the wreath. I think it looks quite festive now.
I continued to rummage through my scrapbook paper scrap paper stash (say that ten times fast.) I picked out some coordinating paper scraps to create a little art project. I once again utilized the power of the Cricut to cut out another intricate heart and some letters to spell out a familiar Valentine's Day phrase. I created the lace border on the lighter colored paper using a Martha Stewart border punch. The frame is one I spray painted last year and used at Christmas to display the bird art I created then.
Here's how it looks on the mantel.
I had another frame leftover from Christmas crafting that was just waiting to be filled. I used some more paper scraps and one more Cricut heart to make this little art scene to display in the dining room.
My final art project of the day is a little romantic project courtesey of Martha Stewart and cupid. I used this template from her website to print out a fun little craft. It requires some cutting and assembly, but it makes a cute spinning wheel that rotates to show different phrases. The photo below displays the saying "you are my" followed by a picture of a sunshine if you look at the box across from it.
So now our home has a few simple touches to reflect on our love for each other.