I love Valentine’s Day. For me, it’s a reminder that we need to stop our hustle and bustle to remember the ones we love. I am so busy doing the day to day things that I tend to forget how much the ones I love mean to me. This is the perfect day to remind us to let everyone you love know how much they mean to you.
Several of my favorite decor items that I like to make can be daily reminders of my loved ones. I have incorporated many different items into reminders all over my home. (These reminders also sell very well in my retail space.)
For example, here is a picture of a project I did with wine corks and paint. I took a thin piece of wood (¼” or ½” will work) and cut a heart shape. I found a foam heart at a local art store to use as my stencil. After cutting the edges, they needed to be sanded. (You can stain or paint the back or just leave the wood unfinished.) I painted the front part (to which I attached the corks) a dark color in case the wine corks were not flush with each other. I then used a glue gun to attach the corks to the wood. After this dried, I painted ombre on them. One of them I did blue (this is my dining room decor color) and the other I did Pink Ombre. (The pink one is for sale at my shop in Fruitland Park.) This is an easy project that is a perfect gift for the one you love, or a reminder for yourself. 😉
Another fun project is taking some old fence panels and attaching them together in the back with two strips of wood running vertically on each side (see picture below). I took rope, which I happen to have laying around, and wrote the word “love” using small nails to attach to the wood. For the letter “O” I used a small cut out of a heart. The heart can be painted any color that goes with your decor. This particular one I did in grey with gold highlights leaving the wood tone behind. I made two holes at the top on each side to string the rope for hanging. This project is great for doing any words. It’s perfect for hanging in your daughter’s or son’s room.
My last project involves antique and vintage windows – something I am obsessed with. These windows look great hanging in any room. On this particular window, I decided to use scrap pieces of furniture and wood to create the word “love” across the windows. I have done so many of these over the years to sell at my retail shops: people love them. They are unique as they were each made by using different materials and windows I have had over the years. Just cut the materials you want to use to the shape of the letters. I always use a heart for the “O” on these as well. You can use a nail gun and compressor, or if you don’t feel comfortable using a compressor, use a glue that holds wood to wood to attach the items to your window frame.