Friday, January 18, 2013

Floating Valentines

Happy Friday everyone!!! I am sad to say I might not be as quick and good about link ups, responding to comments, and following. Oddly enough I was doing a lot of my blogging world stuff at work- the nature of my job involves enough downtime that I was able to do SO MUCH throughout the day between calls and tasks. The hard part is that they just made the internet blocks SO MUCH more strict which pretty much includes all blogs that I LOVE and FOLLOW like life depended on it. I am hoping to be able to settle into a routine or be able to look at some stuff on my phone during the day, but thats not always easy. But either way, I will do my best to keep linked up and having fun! Now onto my project!

For starters, I am just going to put it out there right now. I am guilty. I craft-lifted!! Well seriously, I told this awesome blogger that I was going to be making one and she encouraged me to- so it's her fault.. Who might "she" be?? That would be Chelsea @ Making Home Base. She did this super awesome project that I knew right away I would be making.. this was not an option at all.

heart wall art making home base

I switched mine up and got a dollar store frame which I painted RED with just plain old generic Walmart spray paint.  I really loved the pop of unexpected turquoise that she incorporated and decided I wanted some kind of fun non-typical valentines color in mine too.

I loved this polka dotted paper because of 1- the dots and 2-super fun colors. I even went a little crazy and used a turqouise string!!

Here you can see the heart line-up before I began the stringing process. I used this string that I bought a few years ago for a whole $1 at BIG LOTS. The under-rated crafters heaven.

Once all the strings were strung, I hot glued (and not very attractively) the strings to the back of the frame. I did have to fix the spacing of each string because my poor spatial abilities did not allow this to occur naturally as I went. No one ever said crafters had to be perfect and it is a very imperfect world.  {thankfully for me!!} And really, if you want to be completely honest, this is my second stab at this project. I thought it would be FUN to do those kind of wonky hearts and use gardener's twine, but this totally didn't work out. The twine is uneven and so everything just look so out of wack. Needless to say, there are no pictures of this craftfail. I actually did mean to, but was so excited to do the NICE and for real version that I didn't take the minute to take pictures. Onto the actual finished product...

I don't know about you all, but I LOVE IT!!!

Turned out pretty stinkin cool I think!! I used some more string to hang to the side of Handy Hubby's desk to take a few pictures before finding its actual sitting place downstairs.

I rerrarranged a few times before I was truly happy with this. I also decorated Mr. Owl a little too...

Howard the Owl is ready for Valentines day... are you???


Ellen said... [Reply]

What a cute idea. I love this!

Jenn said... [Reply]

This is sweet... and easy... love it!

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Courtney Julie said... [Reply]

Super cute---pinned via Pin Me party! Hope you check us out at!


SweetPepperRose said... [Reply]

That turned out really cute! visiting thru the blog hop at I Heart Crafty Things.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Cute craft! Hey, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out my post @

JOY @ said... [Reply]

After your visit to Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots, I just had to come over to visit. What a cute blog with great ideas! enJOYing these floating hearts and I've got the perfect white picture frame for this project.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Cute craft! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

Laurie said... [Reply]

What a cute, fun, and easy idea! Thanks for sharing :)

I wanted to invite you to stop by our weekly weekend "Meet & Greet Blog Hop" (Friday - Monday). Come link up if you have time this weekend and join the fun!

Katy @ Lolly Linens said... [Reply]

Super cute, thanks for sharing.

Maria said... [Reply]

I love it!! Red and turquoise together are one of my favorite combos! So cute!

Katie Drane said... [Reply]

Soooo cute! I love how it turned out:) Great job!


Chelsea @ Making Home Base said... [Reply]

It's AWESOME, Jodi! I'm so glad you were inspired to do one too! The red looks fab!!

Emily Thompson said... [Reply]

super cute, the red frame is PERFECT!!!!! Looks great on your shelf! Would love for you to come by and share it at my party! Tasteful Tuesday:

J. Rae said... [Reply]

I featured you in my Valentine Heart Project Round Up!

Brooke said... [Reply]

This turned out so cute! I need to try it. You can never have enough hearts for Valentine's Day! Thanks for sharing!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said... [Reply]

Super cute!

Kathy Moody said... [Reply]

This is so adorable!! You are so creative. We need to protest on blocking your sites. LOL They do that where my hubby works, too! He can't get on anything now. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! Have a great week.


M.J. Powell said... [Reply]

You have some great ideas and we would like for you to share with our readers too. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

The Busy Bee's,
Myrna and Joye.

My Nguyen said... [Reply]

found you through Southern Lovely's party. this project turned out great!!! easy and pretty!!!

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Jess from Coxs Corner said... [Reply]

Featuring YOU today on Artsy Corner!

Stephany said... [Reply]

What an adorable turn out. I love it! :)

& that totally stinks about work. BOO!

Kathie said... [Reply]

I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!