Thursday, February 7, 2013

May Arts Valentine's Day Hop (Giveaway)


Hi friends!  Today, I have a super fun post for you!  It's my day to be on the May Arts Ribbon Valentine's Blog Hop!  YAY!  Two of my favorite things, ribbon and Valentine's!  To start the hop, head over to the May Arts Blog.  Be sure to leave a comment on every blog because May Arts is giving away 4 spools of ribbon as a prize!

Here's a picture of my Valentine's Day mantel with a couple of the projects I made.  As you could probably tell from my blog title, I love hearts!  That's one of the reasons I LOVE Valentine's Day so much.  I made the heart garland and the little jar for this hop.

Here's a close up of the ribbon garland that I took while I was making it.  I just cut a length of ribbon and stapled the cut ends together.  Then I placed a staple directly across from my first staple making the bottom of the heart.  I linked my hearts together as I went along.  When I was done making my garland, I used fabric stiffener all over my hearts to make sure they all keep their shape.  I used 3/8" Stripe/Stitch Grosgrain Ribbon for this garland.

After I decorated my mantel, I thought it needed a little something extra so I put together this SUPER simple jar.  I had an empty jar and I filled it with conversation heart candies.  Then I used 1/2" Pink Crotchet Ribbon as a finishing touch.  This is really simple and a perfect little gift. 

Lastly, I made this wall decor.  I saw a project online that used a child's footprints slightly overlapped to make a heart and thought it was so cute.  I made this wall hanging using my kids footprints that I put onto cardstock with non-toxic finger paint.  This part was SO hard.  Apparently, kids don't like to have their feet painted then stamped onto paper.  Go figure.  Then I cut out the hearts and stapled them onto the fuchsia ribbon.  I made a loop at the top so you can hang it.  Then I tied on a light pink bow.  I used the two pink 5/8" Satin Scalloped Ribbon for this project.

Here's the blog hop order for today:
Ashley N Newell (you are here)

Have a great day, friends!  And don't forget to leave comments for your chance to win!


34 comments:

Charlene said...

Love your heart garland but those precious little feet are just a heart stealer.

Sue D said...

Very cute ideas for Valentine's day. I like the pretty garland and the conversation hearts in a jar and the feet are so precious.

Chris said...

Cute projects!Love the feet hearts!

Sherri P said...

Love that border on the fireplace! Looks easy enough to make too

karen o. said...

great valentine ideas. the garland is so pretty :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

What wonderful ideas you have there. But those little feet made into hearts is super great. I can just imagine how anyone would love seeing their little one's feet done into a wall hanging that way. As a grandma, I know I would.

Kerry said...

Love that ribbon heart garland...great idea! And I am totally stealng that feet heart idea! :) Hope you are starting to get a little more rest...I know it is hard with 3.

happybooker said...

The home decor ideas for Valentines Day are great, especially the heart garland. I also think the wall hanging made with the little one's feet in the shape of a heart is so very, very cute!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects Ashley! Don't know how you're doing it with a newborn! I love the garland, but my favorite projects are the feet hearts, so cute!

KellyG said...

OMG, super cute ideas! Love the heart ribbon garland and the footrprints! So creative!

marylouh said...

Love the baby-feet hearts. What a keepsake. Your mantle looks great.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, the baby feet hearts are just adorable! I love all your sweet ribbon ideas!

sharon g said...

So simple and cute! Nice job.

Kathy said...

LOL....great story! I always thought kids LOVED getting messy with paint, but I guess that's only when you aren't around and they are painting your living room furniture or fireplace by themselves!!!! So cute, and love your heart border banner!

Natasha G.P. said...

The ribbon hearts are really cute. I like...

Gigi said...

The footprints are a real winner and the scalloped ribbon is just perfect!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What fabulous home decor projects (I'm the worst decorator).

by belle said...

Love those cute little footprints!!

Emily Keaton said...

Such darling projects :-)

Lucy Newton said...

Cute projects!!!

Janet said...

The foot prints are just too cute! Love all the projects. I think I may try the ribbon swag across the fire place. Lovely idea.

mauiquilter said...

Three crafts - and I love them all. As a preschool teacher, I just need to add that it is much easier to get the paint off their feet if you apply lotion first, then the paint! Now your ribbon heart garland is so elegant - love how the ribbon just moves into the heart shape sooooo smoothly!

Karen L K said...

I like your projects. The garland is very festive and nice and dainty. The footprint hearts are a great idea. Glad you made it though the footprint part.

Jennifer said...

I love the garland-that I know I could do! As much as I absolutley love the footprint decoration , I think my 5 &8 year old boys would think I was completely crazy if I suggested that and knowing them if they did go for it -it would be a complete mess! LOL!

starqueen said...

Hi Ashley,
Sweet, sweet projects...but the footprint heart hanging is really precious. I know you'll be glad you have that years to come!
Thanks for sharing!

conil said...

Very clever, girl. Just so innovative. The hanging with the feet imprint really brought a smile to my face.

Wendy Montgomery said...

Your idea's are so original. I love your uses of Ribbon :-) xx

jordanbev5 said...

Wonderful ideas for home decor and the jar of hearts, but LOVE the wall hanging of the cute feet!! Adorable!

Tiff said...

Ribbon hearts!!!? SOOOOO cute! Love your treat jar as well!

Tessa said...

Super cute projects! Love them!

AJ said...

I just adore that pink crochet ribbon! love all the projects Ashley!

Wida said...

I love the footprint wall hanging!!! such a cute idea

Emily Leiphart said...

Wonderful projects, Ashley! I love the heart ribbon banner and the kids' feet are so cool as hearts!

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