Last Minutes Valentines Projects by Natalie & Christine

 Are you finishing up last minute touches for Valentines day? Here a couple beautiful projects for you to try…
Well, I have a quick and easy project for you today.  I kind of have this thing for changing out my pillows for the different holidays.  I just have three pillow forms I picked up at Hobby Lobby last fall, and have been making slip covers for every holiday since.  So Valentine’s in no exception, however, I couldn’t find any cute Valentine fabric I liked enough to stare at for a whole month.  So last time I was at Hobby Lobby, I ran across these fabrics, and as much as they are cute, they are not very holidayish (is that even a word?)  So I took it upon my self to fix that.  I grabbed some iron on vinyl from my stash, and a cute file from Lori’s shop, and now the set looks the part.
 
I simply made three pillow cases, but the one that was white I stitched with some red tread to make it a little more fun.  Then I cut out the heart, and ironed it on.  I love quick projects like this, but they look pretty fancy still.
The file I used was from Lori’s shop called 3 hearts and you can find it here.
Next is Christine with this adorable Valentine Heart Shaped Box…
For those who are still trying to think of the perfect gift to give your “somebody special” on Valentine’s Day, I have a fun and easy idea for you.  This beautiful heart shaped box goes together in minutes and is beautiful as well as functional.  

To make the box I used Lori’s Heart Shaped Box cut from her store and then decorated it with one of the new 3D Flowers Sets in her shop.  I used a special trick in my Silhouette program to make the pink of the flower match the box perfectly.  Stop by my blog to find out how I did it.

After the pieces were cut I also added a little Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks to the curled up edges to create depth.
This picture shows the top and bottom of the box.  I love the pretty scalloped trim on the top of the box.  I added some black satin ribbon because it coordinated so well with Lori’s Love Story paper collection by Echo Park.
And here is where the functional part comes in.  Fill it with a favorite treat, candies, cookies, a handwritten note or anything else you can think of.  Stop by my blog to find out a few tips on using digital paper and the print and cut function to create this hybrid project.
Lori Whitlock Design Supplies used:
Other Supplies:
Love Story Paper Collection by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park Paper
Black Satin Ribbon
Silhouette
Tim Holtz Distress Inks

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Mendi Yoshikawa - February 12, 2013 - 2:53 pm

What a fun idea to add slipcovers for every holiday–These turned out so cute! And Christine, I love your box. It’s so pretty! :)

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