I love the month of February as I consider it a Side-by-Side holiday to New Year's Day and Christmas. It's not at all necessary to put away your wintery favorites to make room for pink hearts and paper wreaths. So get out your vintage Valentines, and craft until your Heart is Content!
When I craft with Valentines, I look for ones that belong together. The clues are subtle; but they are there, and so much fun to find. Notice the odd way the images on the left are cut. They are a matching set! The little girl on the right has a number at the bottom. I have lots that match her.
HEARTS: Cut 5 ExL, 3 L, 10 Med, and 10 Sm Hearts (not pictured) from printed paper. Adhere all but Small Hearts to White Card Stock with Glue Stick. Scallop white edge with Decorative Scissors. Punch holes in each heart alternating, Left, Right, and Middle. DECORATE: 5 ExL, 3L, and 2 Sm Hearts with images cut from Valentines.
TAG SHEET: Cut 10 tags. Back with white card stock. Punch alternating holes in each tag. (Note Small Heart Tags are not punched). Tags can also cut into circles or ovals (Note LOVE letters on tags).
ASSEMBLY: 14" Wire Wreath Frame, Matching ribbons in varying widths, White Sheer ribbon, Hot Glue Gun, Pop Dots (optional).
ARRANGE: decorated hearts around wreath. NOTE: 2 Sm. Lamp Hearts act like one ExL Heart. "February Heart" is clustered together with matching themed hearts. Tie Decorated Hearts with Sheer White Ribbon. Apply dot of Hot Glue to frame where heart touches.
By recreating Valentines on cut out hearts, the wreath has a co-cohesive feel to it that just placing uncut images would not provide.
Folded Valentines often have go-together images such as these adorable lamps. LOVE THEM!
OMGosh! This is such a fun and easy project to make, and I hope you will!
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