Thursday, January 12, 2012

sweetheart bunting


Perusing the aisles at Target, my eyes alighted on the Christmas clearance aisle. Marked down ninety percent, most of it was worth skipping. Until I spotted felt hearts, three in a pack, originally a dollar, now only ten cents. Exactly how, could I pass that up? Furthermore, whoever issued the edict that Valentine's day colors should be strictly limited to shades of pink? Not Martha, the proof is in her newest book, Handmade Holiday Crafts. Even on the cover, she's displaying her hearts in shades of red, orange, and maybe even 'tangerine tango', Pantone's color of the year...


Once home, feeling a little bit crafty,  I pulled out some rick-rack and some red and white twine. Removing the gold loop included with the hearts, I simply attached the hearts evenly to the length of rick rack using the twine.  Et voilà...

I'm wearing my hearts on my window, as opposed to my sleeve.


I'm joining the fun at the following:

48 comments:

nannykim said...

so love this!!

Kim K. said...

Great minds think alike. I grabbed those hearts on clearance after Christmas. They are just wonderful and I've been crafting away with them for a heart exchange I'm participating in. I'm totally into felt this week and Josie's been busy playing with her felt play food!

PS. How's the winter weather in your area? We're getting ready in MI. It's coming across the lake.

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh I love it! And your red gingham curtains!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh I LOVE it... Especially that view out of your window.. I see SNOW... You probably didn't do much cutting but if you have any stray scraps on the floor, I would be happy to let you borrow my Pink Little Sweeper.. :)

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Oh, how clever you are. It turned out adorable. Sure to make you smile...

Vintage Home said...

Oh I love a sale...especially when it is so adorable!
Smart you to add the twine & rick rack!

Ms. Redo said...

I love a banner, and yours is just right - love all the colors, but just in case ... glad Martha agrees ;) Hugs ~ Mary

Pinecone said...

Brilliant idea my dear!! It looks perfect on your window.
xo
Ashlyn

My Vintage Mending said...

Beautiful...however your buffalo checks and divine shades make them all the better. Smiles...Renee

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I love this and as soon as i saw the pic I rushed right over. What a sweet garland.

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

Very cute and at a great price!
-Kim :)

Barbara said...

Very sweet!

Jody said...

Love it! So sweet!

blessedmom's simple home said...

Absolutely adorable Molly! Now I'm kicking myself for not picking some of these up myself :)
Blessings,
Marcia

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Very sweet! ♥

Cozy Little House said...

I love the colors! Looks so bright and colorful there in the window.
Brenda

Linda said...

Great idea...I got some of those and made coasters out of them...now I wish I had more!!

Sandy said...

So vey cute....my Target hasn't had anything Christmas for over two weeks! I love the colors here and the simple way you hung them! Your home is so pretty! Sandy

polkadotpeticoat said...

They are adorable, your felt hearts .....and how happy they look! I adore Target our closest one is 185miles away. So when I get there look out I hit every sale rack and have spent up to 4 hours in one before......we are so deprived in our one horse town!
Thank you for your sweet comments its still snowing outside up here , we are getting record snowfall's
I must say it is pretty!
Have a great evening!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

A sweet creation! Just lovely.
Love your curtains too!

Anonymous said...

I did the exact same thing. Only I thought every school teacher in MI would snag them up too so I got mine at 75% off...hmmm. I love the addition of the green. I didn't see that color at my local store. It looks great!

Julie

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe they had those on clearance! Lucky you! I love your lacy looking shades too, by the way. They make the perfect backdrop for the hearts.

It's me said...

Owwww so sweet...will you make pictures?? please !!..have a nice weekend...love ...xxx..

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

S W E E T ~ and a bargain too.... just seeing the hearts hanging above the window has to give Your Heart a Smile....
Stop by My Blog if you get a chance, I'm having a Give-Away.
Have a wonderful weekend
Cheryl

Ms. Kathleen said...

What a great fine.... $.10 is unheard of :) That was cute!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Oh, how adorable! And a bargain to boot! I love your paisley patterned windowshades with the red gingham curtains. What a perfect window! I'm your newest follower ... found you at Feathered Nest.

Mary said...

So much charm ... compounded in spades by those red checked curtains.

You have a lovely, lovely blog. I will be following it now.

Mary @ Sea Quilts

Betsy said...

What a great find! I love how you displayed them, and especially love your curtains!

koralee said...

All I can say is adorable and oh so clever of you. xoxoxoxo hugs

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

your banner is super adorable!! my followers would love your post and your blog. Feel free to link here: http://atozebracelebrations.blogspot.com/2012/01/totally-cute-crafts-tuesday.html

First time visiting by the way :)

Elyse said...

clever, sweet, cheerful and so you! love this!

i found a cookie press at target for 99 cents! got to love 90% off!

happy weekend

xo
elyse

MelMel said...

How lovely....it's so charmimg!

Melxx

MelMel said...

P.S....you are fast becoming my fave blogger!

Martina said...

So cute your bunting - especially in the after-christmas time. We need some happieness in Jan. - and this is perfect!

Angela said...

Very fun & colorful! I saw them at Target, too. Not at 90% off though- great bargain hunting!

Riitta Sinikka said...

Hi! You have so LOVELY things here!!Have a nice day!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your heart and ric-rac garland looks so cute, especially when hung in front of those sweet birdie blinds!!

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Lovely garland you`ve got there, Molly!

Sarah said...

I agree! It's fun to shake up regular holiday colors.

I've seen the Martha book on the shelf, but haven't had the chance to look through it fully. Her namesake products at the crafting stores make me stop and drool every time!

Katherines Corner said...

lovely! and the colors are perfect too. Hugs!

millefeuilles said...

I love your heart garland! You are right; wear your heart where ever you like!

Happy week to you.

Stephanie

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

Soooo verrrry "lovely" :)
Love your blog... charmingly wonderful. will have to check out my local target...my window needs a bunting too!
Hugs, Gerri

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Thats it I am moving to America we have no Target here or even Martha!
Love those gingham curtains!

Lots of hugs

Denise

danemi1 said...

totally love your red gingham curtains and how fresh they look adorned by the beautiful hearts

Pink and White said...

Your heart-garland is such a wonderful idea! I enjoy visiting your blog regularly and really like the way you decorate your house, especially with Cath Kidston items.

Sherry said...

Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So sweet! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

K said...

Love your curtains and shades! You must share where to find these!