I love to Laugh.. It is what gets me through everyday. Life can be rough.. but it can also very Easy depending on the Day. I work with children. They are little. When it rains, they are wild. And when you don't feel good... it is very rough. But what gets me through the Day is to Laugh. I find something at my work to laugh about Every single Day. It is the best job ever. Who can say that about their Job? I can. I am so Lucky. I made this simple garland with the word LAUGH because it is one of my favorite words and also with Artful Thursday's in mind. It is made with linen fabric, vintage book page, chipboard letters and vintage kite string. I made many and with conversation heart words like KISS. HUG ME, LOVE U they are hanging all over the house... but changed my mind on using it for the Artful Thursday's project. I decided to give myself a little challenge. I do this from time to time. I either go to the Dollar Tree or 99 cent Store and find something to alter or supplies to make projects with... So here is what I came up with.....
A little Vintage Valentine inspired nut cup. My plan is to hang them on my Valentine tree.. Most of these supplies were found at the 99Cent store I know it is not the most inspirational spot... but some of my favorite projects have come from there.
I found a package of princess party favor boxes...
These are the other supplies that I used: vintage book page, tiny flower with a red brad (found Hiedi Grace pack at Big Lots for a $1), vintage kite string, vintage lace ribbon, red stickles and I printed words on vintage typewriter paper with a grunge typewriter font.
Here are the Steps....
Step 1: cut the flaps of the boxes and also the handles
Step 2: cut the bag down and fit to size on the sides of the box then glue them down.
Step 3: punch holes on the 2 opposite sides of the cup and string the lace ribbon through and then tie them
Step 4: cut a heart shape out of the vintage page and glue onto chipboard (or if you do not have chipboard use the back board of packaging )
Step 5: put the red stickles around the Heart shape, Let it dry.. if you have not used stickles before, FYI it takes a while for it to dry.
Step 6: Make a crepe paper flower and cut it down to fit in the middle of the heart
Step 7: Add the tiny polka dot flower and brad to the crepe flower then glue onto the heart
Step 8: this is optional, cut out a small image to fit on the side of the heart
Step 9: Hot glue the heart onto the nut cup
Step 10: I like to stock up on packages of tiny red velvet bows after Christmas for Valentines Day.. they come with cheap looking gold twist ties, I just take the ties off and tie them with my vintage kite string
The last step is to add the velvet bow to the top of the middle of the lace, I print out Valentines words to vintage typing paper, paste it down to the top of the heart and there you have it! Fill them with pink moss or raffia and Red and white candies....
I also wanted to share some Valentines finds.. Vintage and new. Went thrift-ing and I found packages of antique lace, a vintage reproduction Valentine and beautiful red heart decorated with tulle and roses. I also found the red souffle cups at TJmaxx for 3.99... planning on making mini chocolate Lava cakes for Valentines Day.... with fresh homemade whipped cream ohhhh my Favorite!
There you have what I have been up to, but what I am the most excited is to be a Aunt to my Brother's baby Girl that is due to come into the World any day now..... Her name is going to be Simone.. Come into the World Simone... the water is fine xoxo Auntie Lilia