Welcome to the first stop on the Two Scrapbook Friends Valentine Blog Hop! If you are looking for some inspiration for your Valentine's Day projects, you have come to the right place. You should have arrived here from the Two Scrapbook Friends blog. If you didn't, click here for all the details for the hop.
I can't wait to spread some love with the Valentine tree that I created using papers from We R Memory Keepers - Love Struck collection. I found this sweet tin pot at a local dollar store and the rest of the materials were from my stash.
I wrapped some satin ribbon around the pot and tied it into a bow. This ribbon is available in our store and is super easy to work with. I am not a bow making expert and I find that this ribbon just falls into place. I added a matching button with some floss tied through the center holes.
In the bulk section of our store, I found some chipboard hearts and covered them with papers from the Love Struck collection. I place the largest one along the bottom of my tree and embellished it with a button and floss to match the one on the bow.
The paper is cut into 6 inch lengths and vary in widths from 6-inches to 3 inches. I scored each piece every 1/2 inch and folded it like an accordion. I attached it to a wooden dowel and fastened it with floral wire. On one of the strips I used a rub-on to tie in the Valentine's Day theme.
I added 2 smaller chipboard hearts to the top of my tree and wrapped them with some of the floral wire to match the stem.
I hope this little project inspires you to get crafty for Valentine's Day. I plan to bring this out every year to make my home feel a little more festive. You could also take this same idea and use it for other themes too......St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, Canada Day, Christmas (an obvious one) or maybe even a birthday.
So from here, your next stop will be Christa's blog. She has something very lovely to share with you......but before you go, just remember.........
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