Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wood Glitter Hearts

I love the store called Wood Connection. They have all sorts of unfinished wood projects. If you are in Utah you need to visit them.

The Wood Connection Crafts Store:

6680 South 300 West
Murray, UT 84107

Go HERE for their website

Anywho, I got my wood hearts from them. I wanted two sets, so I got two large, medium, and small hearts.

Paint the front of your heart. I went with red, pink and purple.
After the paint drys, stain the sides and back of each heart.
Once it's semi dry, go over the front with another coat of paint. Make sure you get a lot on there, DO NOT glob it, make sure it is smooth and even.
You probably want to do this step first... get some glitter that coordinates with your paint color and dump it on some wax paper like so. It needs to be a flat even surface. I LOVE Martha Stewart glitter. It's $5.00 a bottle, but if you can get it on sale, it is so worth it!
Take your heart and STAMP it into the glitter. Move the heart around over the glitter until it is covered.
Yea! A cute glitter heart!
I used purple glitter on my large heart, and pink on my small heart. I didn't use glitter on the medium heart.
My Valentine's Day shelf.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hearts in a Box

This project was pretty simple. You could totally get everything at the dollar store. Of course I didn't get the box there, but there are different things at Dollar Tree that you could use... You just have to look around.

What you need:
A box.Hearts on a stick, I used three bags, plus some that I had left over from last year.Floral arrangement styrofoam.

The How To:

Glue the floral styrofoam stuff in the box. I used two since my box was deep. Then randomly stick your heart on a stick into the styrofoam. Find some spanish moss (I think that is what it is called) and spread it over the foam and around the sticks.
To spell out the word "love" I took some small ribbon, twisted, turned and glued until I had it how I wanted.

End Result... hearts in a box.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Valentine's Day Printables

To start off my month of "Hello February You Are Awesome" I put together some Valentine's Day printables.

I used Ikea's TOLSBY frame. You can find them at the their store for $.99.

Find Valentine printable HERE.

Find LOVE printable HERE.

Find Love...is all you need printable HERE.

Find We Belong Together printable HERE.

Hope you like them!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


The winner, according to random.org is...



I'll email you the discount code!

Thanks to all those who entered. If you would like to host a CSN giveaway, let me know by leaving a comment with your email address, and I will give you the details.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Second CSN Giveaway!

CSN has offered to give one of my readers a $35 voucher for any of their 200+ Stores! Because CSN loves to do giveaways on blogs from time to time, they have chosen my blog to do a giveaway. They have just about everything you could possibly think of. Personally, I have my eye on this round chair.

Also available in this style is a bistro set, dining set and a patio set. Isn't that awesome?!

So, do you want a $35 voucher you can spend on anything you like from CSN?

Go check out the list of their 200+ stores HERE and then come back and leave a comment letting me know which store and on which item/s you are most likely to spend your $35.

You have until Midnight MST on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 to enter. A winner will be chosen at random from all entries and announced here on this blog. Winner has 48 hours to contact me via email.

Good luck!!

***CSN Stores can only ship their products to the US and Canada***

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Pillow Pet Rip Off

I've been told that Pillow Pets are all the rage right right now. At the store you can buy one for around $20, but they are small- I don't think I could lay my head on it and be comfortable, so for Christmas I made pillow pets for my niece and nephews.

I found a great tutorial at Twelve Crafts Till Christmas. She made everything from scratch... body, tail, and head.I really didn't want to go that route because lets face it, I'm lazy. SO, I went searching around the web and found another great tutorial on All Things Shea. She cut up a stuffed animal and sewed it to a pillow. So I took both those ideas and meshed them together and made my version of the pillow pet. I didn't take pictures of the process because the tutorials mentioned above are really all you need to make the pillow pets.

Buy list:
25" fleece
stuffed animal

1. Cut the head and tail off the stuffed animal. Then wash them in a pillow case, so the stuffing doesn't get everywhere.
2. Follow the tutorial found HERE. Follow the tutorial, but instead of leaving a head hole, leave a small opening on the side opposite of the fleece strip.
3. Turn right side out and sew the head on. I had to stuff the pillow a little bit, so I could get the placing just right, then I sewed the head on by hand. Make sure it is secure and looks good before stuffing the pillow. Refer to this tutorial HERE.
4. After you stuff the pillow, sew the little opening up by hand or machine.

Now you got yourself a pillow pet.

Side view of pillow when it is a "pet".Face of the pillow pet.Top view of the pillow pet when it is a "pillow". The kids with their pillow pets. I made a monkey (not pictured), dog, cat, tiger, and elephant.

Some of them have been named:

The cat is named LoLo
The tiger is named Biter
The elephant is named Horton

No, I did not name them...

Only stuffed animals were harmed in the making of these Pillow Pets.