Happy Monday!!! It was a crazy fast and windy weekend here at my house! I know Chicago is supposed to be the “Windy City”, but Kansas sure gave them a run for their money last night!
Topher and I accomplished quite a bit this weekend, but we worked our tails off. Our dining set is now painted, and I just have to finish distressing it, wax, buff it, and cover the seats with my new fabric. I finished several V-Day crafts that I will be showing you this week, and I have a new Metallic table that I will be unveiling to you tomorrow.
The unnamed child went ice skating for the first time this weekend. She came home telling me that she was lapped by five-year-olds, and the boy that she went with pretty much dragged her around the rink — except for the falls she took every few minutes. As she walked through the door, she was doing a hobble/limp kind of thing.
Sunday, she woke up in a world of hurt. Blisters all over her feet and bruises all over her legs. All day we heard terrible groans and gasps as she moved through the house.
I didn’t have the heart to tell she would probably me more sore today.
I’ve got a new V-day project for you today. In the past, I have shown you my Bookpage Wreath Tutorial. I decided to put a twist on that by making it into a heart wreath.
First of all you want to start off with a cardboard heart.
I cut mine out of a cereal box, and it can be however large you want it to be.
Then you take book pages (mine were from a vintage book), and roll each page up diagonally and seal it with glue.
I used a smaller book so my pages were a bit smaller. If you used a regular-sized book, you might want to cut your page in half before rolling.
Then you start gluing them around the outside perimeter of your heart.
Once the entire outer rim is complete, move inward a few inches from where you adhered the first layer, and keep bringing each layer closer to the center of the heart.
Once all of the layers are completed, you will have a flat area in the middle of your heart. You can put anything from flowers, to old jewelry (like I did on my first wreath)in there.
I found a small Valentine’s box from Michaels, and I cut off the top of the lid and glued that into place. I then flipped the heart over and glued a piece of ribbon on the back for a hook.