Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Pink Puffy Heart You

Valentine's Day is on it's way and while I don't do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day, when I saw a heart like this one on One Pretty Thing, I knew that I had to give it a try. After all, it only involved a Styrofoam heart, some fabric, a pencil, and some glue. It was unbelievably easy and it didn't take all that long. In fact, I was able to sit at the kitchen table or in front of the telly and get it done.

So how do you get from plain Styrofoam heart to pink puffy heart? You cut the fabric into 2 inch squares and then place the center of the square over the tip of the pencil. Grab the edges of the fabric, dip the pencil tip into the glue and then poke it into the Styrofoam. Simple, no?

In fact, I recently did this with a group of friends--a couple of whom claim they are craft-challenged--and every single one came out well. It's an inexpensive project too because if you have the fabric already, then you only need to buy the heart. I think it took about a yard to cover the heart with some squares left over.

My only trouble came near the end when I grabbed my heart too enthusiastically while poking my pencil in and I broke my heart. Literally. And then my heart broke. Figuratively. Because I only had a few squares left to do. I hate it when that happens! I might have muttered some naughty words. Fortunately, that's what hot glue is for and I was able to fix it up. Now, my first heart hangs in my kitchen window,

while the one I did with my group of friends hangs on my front door. See?

I think, since it's hot pink, it might find its way into Mary's room once it's finished. After all, it goes with her green and hot pink decor. Then next Valentine's Day, I can steal it borrow it for the front door again.

I pink puffy heart wreaths. And a pink puffy heart wreath? Well, I just about don't know what to do with myself.

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