I know that some parts of the country are being hammered with snowstorms and blizzard conditions, but here in the Colorado Rockies, it is Springlike, with temps in the 50's and 60's and down in Denver projected temps this week will hit 80 degrees. It sure helps me when I am creating for Spring shows.
A couple of weeks ago, I was in Hobby Lobby.....love that place....and I was checking out the 80% off clearance for Valentines Day items. Here is the way I figure it: Valentines Day is about love and the color red. Both of these things I incorporate into Christmas designs. So I bought some red buttons and these tin heart-shaped wall pockets. I love the vintage look of these with their homespun bow, skeleton key, and distressed paint. I simply added the floral and Voila! I am going to put these out at my spring shows....I don't think they look to Valentine-y. do you? And the pockets were only around $2!
I used the same drill bit and drilled through the "wings" and into the back of the spindle. I also used some hot glue to hold in place. Eyes were dotted with Sharpie and cheeks were blushed. A ribbon rose was glued into place.
I love how they turned out, but these were a lot of work. And time. Applying and reapplying paint and mod podge and then letting each dry took a lot of time. But aren't they sweet?
Well, on to finish some raggedies and more bunnies.