Don't you just LOVE the rafia?
For a long time I have told myself that it is too difficult to decorate for Valentine's Day because I have a trio who's birthday is the very next day.
Well, no more! My friend, Erika, has gone all out in the quest to make us all more festive for Valentine's Day. See her posts here, here, and here.
So, after being inspired by her, I decided to change my evil anti-Valentine Decorating ways.
Here's what I've done so far:
What? You just love my centerpiece? Well, hey, I do, too! Let me tell you all about it!
At Christmastime I saw a topiary made with round ornaments. I decided it would be cool to make one for Valentine's Day, but use hearts instead.
Here's the finished product:
Here's what you will need:
3 Styrofoam cones (small, medium, and large)
3 pots (will need to differ in size depending on cones)
1 can gold metallic spray paint
2 strands beaded heart garland (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
10 boxes large hearts (60 large hearts)
6 boxes small hearts (72 small hearts)
-Spray paint pots and cones. You will hear some fizzing as the Styrofoam reacts with the paint...no worries. Paint the pots upside down first and then with the second coat turn them over and do the inside.
-Hot glue the bottom of the cones and place them in the pots. Make sure they are not crooked.
-Hot glue the hearts to the cones. (If you really end up doing this craft, call or email me and I will give you further details on this part.)
-Drape garland around topiary