Valentine’s Day is almost here, but there’s still time to create an Everlasting Valentine’s Bouquet for a party or the dinner table! Laser cut wooden hearts get quick coats of paint and some sparkle, a chalkboard heart adds a message of love and pretty silk roses finish a fast bouquet that won’t have to be tossed away and can brighten up a room until spring arrives!
Flowers…I love them so much! Growing them in my garden and filling the house with vases of fresh blooms is something I look forward to every spring. When it comes to Valentine flowers, I’ve had the most awful luck! Hubby sent flowers and there was always a problem. Dead on arrival. Dead in a day. On life support. We jokingly called it the curse of the Valentine rose, and decided no more flowers for this holiday. I’m tickled pink with a bouquet of bucks for craft products. 🙂 I can make my own bouquet, right?
When I saw these laser cut wooden hearts at Michaels, I knew they were going in my bouquet!
First thing I did was give each one two coats of paint. One in white, one in pink and one in red, using Americana Multi-Surface paint in Cottonball, Lipstick and Flamingo. You know I like my sparkle! To give the hearts some holiday pizazz, I add red rhinestones to white heart, clear rhinestones to the pink heart and a few red sequins to the red heart. Probably just around the time I finished gluing the gems, it hit me to use these in a bouquet.
The red heart looked so pretty inside the white heart, so I glued them together. I need to have a third love statement in my bouquet and this chalkboard heart I found at Target was perfect! I added the word Love, along with some dots and heart with chalk.
Wooden skewers were wrapped with Washi tape and the completed hearts were glued to the skewers with hot glue. Michaels also had these pretty silk sweetheart roses and I snagged a boatload! I used pink for this bouquet; expect to see these little roses in a spring project, too!
The whole thing went together in heartbeat! I took a glass vase and filled it with Valentine-themed tissue paper, added the silk roses and the hearts. A big bow of red, white and pink around the vase was the final touch.
I think my Valentine bouquet is pretty and hey, it can last right up until spring arrives! I get flowers and a craft product splurge, so it is a total Valentine win for me! 🙂 These pretty hearts would also make a great addition to a bouquet of live flowers, too. You know, for all of my friends who don’t have a Valentine flower curse.
I’d LOVE to know….is there something special you like to receive for Valentine’s Day? Will Cupid be delivering a bouquet of flowers?
I hope to see everyone tomorrow night at Best of the Weekend but if we miss one another, have a happy and filled-with-love Valentine’s Day!
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