I took down the holiday decorations yesterday. I love the sparkle of the lights and ornaments, but every year it makes me happy to have it all put away. I actually look forward to that feeling of open space and a blank slate where the tree stood and mantel decorations heaped up. To me, the fresh-swept look so perfectly echoes the possibilities of a new year.
Just when the novelty of that austere look starts to fade and the world outside seems lifeless and dreary, the Valentines pop up, with their candy-sweet colors and velvety luxury. Why not deck the halls (just a bit) with a few easy-to-whip-up hearts? I’ve gathered inspiration for you on a Pinterest board. Here are a few highlights:
First up, from The Adventures of Blue Girl XO, this lovely:
Find a tutorial on her blog.
Tracy B Designs sells all manner of adorable-ness on etsy. These stuffie bouquets are so sweet:
Finally, this beautiful wall decor is shown on Honey Bee Vintage in paper, but it could easily be translated to a scrap fabric project. Just cut out the hearts and run a line of machine stitching down each to create “columns” of hanging hearts. What a charming way to tuck your loved one in to bed each night.