If I told you this decorator doesn’t generally decorate for most special occasions (other than Christmas), would that surprise you?
I have a method to my madness. When seasons change or special occasions come upon us, I leave everything in place as is, then add tiny additions to marry the theme. It’s less work and allows me to keep what I put out pretty much year around.
So, what does a junker type do for Valentine’s Day anyway you ask? Generally, not very much! My home is decked out pretty rustic with ladders and pallet wood furniture and such, so pink jewelled hearts don’t really fit in. However, here’s my own spin on some rustic little valentines you’ll want to leave out all year around!
How to make non traditional, non seasonal rustic hearts… for Valentine’s Day! (maybe)
1. Start out with any decorating materials you desire, that chime in well with your year around decor.
2. Cut freehand hearts out of corrugated cardboard. The more random, the better! No two are alike here.
3. Get a feel for which materials will cover which hearts.
4. Hot glue materials onto the cardboard hearts.
5. Trim edges of materials with scissors where desired.
Tip: The button heart should have been painted first, so I just dabbed on a little ivory toned paint in between the glued on buttons.
Can you guess what kind of string this is? If you guessed mop head, you would be right!
6. Take note where thicker edges may need extra help. (who knew a mop could look so cute?)
Aren’t they adorable?
I chose to place them in random areas to add a subtle valentine’s message here and there.
Will I take them down after Valentine’s Day? No way! I love them!
Now I can’t wait! I think this seasonless decorator may try again for… what’s next?!
Are you a subtle decorator or do you go all out?
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