I was thrilled to be able to guest post at Infarrantly Creative last week showing off a really fun Shabby Valentine's Day XOX Decor!
I was inspired to create this project from a Pottery Barn Knock-Off decoration I created for Christmas. You can check it out HERE. So I modified it a bit and created my own Valentine's Day version of it. And can I just say, I love it!
Here is my XOX Valentine's Decor
I just love how rustic it looks! It is definitely not your typical "cheesy" Valentine's decor. It is a little more rustic and shabby and I simply love it!
To create this project, you will need:
- (2) cardboard "X"'s, approximately 12" high
- (1) 12" round grapevine wreath
- Red felt
- Hot glue gun
- Fabric scissors
First, I used my hot glue gun to attach a small piece of burlap to all ends of both X's. This will create the starting point for your burlap covered X, and it will also create a nicely finished bottom for your jute X.
Second, I cut strips of burlap and wrapped it around one of the X's, using hot glue to tack it down as needed.
Then I wrapped jute around the second X and used hot glue to tack it down as necessary. I don't recommend putting jute on the bottom of your X as it will be a bit unstable, but I would definitely be sure to put jute on the top of the X.
Next you will make a few flowers out of your felt and burlap. I made 3 red felt flowers and 2 burlap flowers.
To create these flowers you will cut a large circle out of felt. (You can make the edges wavy or not.) Then you will cut your felt circle into a spiral. Start with the outside end and roll the felt spiral into a flower. Use hot glue on the bottom to tack it all together.
I wrapped a bit of jute around the bottom of my wreath and then hot glued my flowers onto the side of my wreath.
I love the great texture that the jute and burlap give to ordinary cardboard letters! And the overall XOX decor is a sophisticated shabby look that I just love right now!
These sit perfectly on these new shelves that I just built too! (You can see how to build these shelves HERE.) But they would also work on a mantle, on a bookcase or even on a counter!
I love that this Valentine's Day decoration fits the style of my home! Plus they were super simple to make!
Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?