Carnation Candy Box Arrangement

Carnations are often overlooked, but I love them in mass. They are the perfect flower for this lovely project. If you are looking for a last minute centerpiece for your Valentine’s celebration, look no further. Oh, did I mention this arrangement is constructed in a heart shaped candy box? Yes! Here’s how I put it all together. First, you’ll need a heart shaped chocolate box. My box cost $5 and had 16 delicious pieces of […]

Valentine’s Day Mantel

I’m so pleased with my Valentine’s Day mantel display! I wanted to share a few pictures of the finished product. Here are the direct links for each project posting. Happy Crafting! Heart Piñata http://www.slumberingalligator.com/2015/01/heart-shaped-pinata.html Lighted Valentine’s Day Garland http://www.slumberingalligator.com/2015/01/lighted-valentines-day-garland.html Love Banner http://www.slumberingalligator.com/2015/02/love-banner.html Conversation Heart and Rose Arrangement http://www.slumberingalligator.com/2015/02/conversation-heart-and-rose-arrangement.html Cork Heart Art http://www.slumberingalligator.com/2015/02/cork-heart-art.html Also pictured, is the fabulous Keith Haring inspired art my friend Jo created. It’s the perfect centerpiece for this lovely display.

Cork Heart Art

Like the other Valentine’s projects on this blog, this next and final Valentine’s Day project for the year is relatively inexpensive and super easy to construct. The one pictured below required 40 corks to make it. So, if you are a wine drinker, you’ll love this craft. I certainly love the boldness behind this beauty. It’s graphic lines make the cork heart pop!   You’ll need: Corks (I purchased them at Michael’s) Scrap Wood (My […]

Conversation Heart and Rose Arrangement

Looking for the perfect centerpiece for your Valentine’s Day meal? Look no further than this conversation heart and rose arrangement. It’s super easy to put together and simply adorable. Items Needed: 2 Clear Glass Containers (1 slightly smaller than the other in width, but similar in height) Conversation Heart Candies Roses or other flowers Place small container inside large container. Fill the gap between the small container and the large container with conversation hearts until […]

Love Banner

I wanted to share this love banner I created using some of the leftover doilies from the lighted Valentine’s Day garland project (http://slumberingalligator.com/2015/01/lighted-valentines-day-garland.html) and a couple of other items I had hanging out in my craft closet. I think it turned out great! For each heart, I glued a small heart doily onto a larger heart doily. Then, I simply traced my letters onto some scrapbooking paper, cut them out and adhered one to each of […]

Lighted Valentine’s Day Garland

It’s nice to have Valentine’s touches in your home. But, I don’t necessarily want to break the bank with a holiday that only has a 14 day decorating season. That is why this adorable lighted Valentine’s Day garland is the perfect project for those of us on a budget.   Materials Needed: Miniature light strand w/ white cord Varying sized heart shaped paper doilies Valentine’s themed cupcake liners The number of light bulbs on your […]

Heart Shaped Piñata

Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us. I think this next project is perfect for both lovers and haters of Cupid’s holiday. Lovers will swoon over this heart shaped piñata. Haters can release aggression by beating this piñata to a pulp. For extra satisfaction, I recommend taping a photo of an ex lover onto yours. Everyone wins with this craft! You’ll need: Heart Template (I found mine on the Internet […]