Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Be Mine....

I don't decorate big for the little holidays, but I do like to put out a few things. I mean, really, how hard is it to dump some conversation hearts in a hurricane jar?!?! Plus, how can I, being the granddaughter of Peggy Quincey, skip out on a chance to put glittered hearts up in my house? My Granny loves anything sparkly---and anything that's red or black... those are her signature colors. Living in a Gator household, Valentine's is the ONLY time I am permitted to putting the colors red and black together. Not to mention the fact that this is the only time of year that red and pink actually look good together, amen?


I love seeing what everyone else does around their houses for holidays, etc, and I love getting ideas from other blogs. I saw this copycat Williams-Sonoma vintage valentine wreath on a blog the other day and thought it was so cute that I'd make one for myself! I had never visited this blog before, but was glad that I stumbled across that day to see this wreath...

Here's how to make it...

First, I googled vintage Valentine pictures, printed and cut them out. (I saved my images as a Word Doc, so if you want to make one, I can email it to ya, to save you some time searching.)

Then, I took a Styrofoam wreath and covered it with some scraps of red material.

After the wreath was all covered, I started placing the valentines and gluing them down with my hot glue gun.

I found some scraps of ribbon I had and tied a bow on that baby...I think it turned out really cute...
Wouldn't these vintage valentines make the cutest garland???
I hung my wreath in the window over our bar, and I think it would look better if I had wider ribbon, but I was using what I had!
Here's some other things I tied red bows on in an attempt to make them festive!
See that framed picture of the two precious baby girls? That's my favorite Valentine decoration this year! Carrie has some more pictures from that day on her blog.
~amw~

15 comments:

Tania said...

That is a cute wreath. The pictures of Annabelle and Allie are darling. You and Carrie are lucky to have one another as a best friend.

Carrie said...

Your wreath turned out sooo cute! Way better than the WS version. And I must say, your chalkboard silver platter turned out good looking too (I haven't seen it completed...I guess?) And those girls, oh-we, are they cute! (Again, I'm partial)

Mallory said...

Your wreath is adorable! I may try to make one of those for next year! The rest of your decor is great as well!

Lauren said...

Your wreath looks great can't wait to get a closer look soon! The other decorations and pics of the BFF's are so sweet...I have nothing to put out for V-Day :( But why we are being swept away..hah

Stephanie Heintz said...

Those pics of the girls are just simply amazing. They are so cute and will grow up to be best friends and have so many memories. I'm all about the memories these days for some reason.

Also, the chalkboard platter is pretty cool. I like it.

Whitney said...

I love it all! My fave is the cloche! :)

Julianne Hendrickson said...

ANnie, I LOVE THE WREATH! You know I am a sucker for a good wreath! LOVE LOVE LOVE those pictures of the girls..tooo cute!

Julianne Hendrickson said...

Psst...will you please email me your cute word docs--julianne.hendrickson@gmail.com

Arielle said...

Oh, how I love Valentines Day ;)

Sherrie said...

Love your decorations. The photo is adorable

Charon Benton said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!! What a cute idea! Y'all need to STOP with the creativity! It makes me want to quit my job and stay home again!!!

Deidre said...

What a cute wreath.

I have a few things and most are similar to yours.

Lesli said...

Okay, I just found your blog and I am soo glad I did.. It is soo cute and your girls are just precious!! I love the wreath, I would love to make one! I love all of your little valentine touches around the house.. so cute!! Hope you are having a great week, I can't wait to come back and read more!!

Jana said...

LOVE IT! will you please email me the word doc. janahaycock@msn.com
I'm totally stealing it!!!

Colleen said...

I love your wreath! Too cute - I want to make one for my daughter. Would you mind emailing me your finds? Thanks so much!