valentines are all about glitter and lace and curlicues…and goodness knows I love all that. But I also like the unexpected. And that’s what happened when I went looking in my craft closet for a lace alternative. I found these…
mesh produce bags. They have great texture and the color is so perfect for a home sweet homemade valentine. They’re little bit lacy. If you squint your eyes.
Isn’t this the cutest thing? Recycled paper topped with the mesh topped with a cardboard heart covered in stripes of ribbon. It’s my favorite so far.
The paper beneath the mesh is a community map enclosed in our monthly civic association newsletter. [HOA dollars at work!] I’ll be making more valentines like these – they’re so stinkin cute.
This valentine is for my sister-in-law. Thankfully she doesn’t read this blog :) She loves blue and silver. I sandwiched two layers of white tulle, as a lace alternative, between the aluminum foil heart and the paper hearts.
Last weekend when I was working on cross stitching I knew as soon as I finished the blue and silver heart I had to fashion it into a valentine for her.
It’s sort of the great thing about making your own valentines. Just layer together what you have…more is definitely more.
Hope you’re having a wonderfully fabulous weekend! Thank you so much for dropping by–