Bonjour Mes Amis!
It's a cold and snow dusted day here at the chateau, the perfect excuse to cozy up and work on some fun projects!
I had so much fun creating Christmas peat pot baskets, that I could hardly wait to put together some for Valentine's Day.
Have you caught the peat pot addiction??!
I began by painting the pots a creamy white, with a bit of glitter mixed in for some added sparkle.
I then had fun filling them with various bits and pieces that I had on hand. I picked up these puffy red glittered hearts at Michael's. Love!
For the graphics, I printed out these sweet cherub images that I found at Magic Moonlight. .
Aren't they darling? I mounted them on chipboard, and glittered them with Stickles glitter glue. Adorable tiny clothepins were clipped to the corners, to hold various charms such as little keys and a heart. All tied on with baker's twine from Target.
Oh, I first filled the pots with crinkly shredded brown craft paper, and some shredded vintage sheet music.
I left a bit of room inside to tuck chocolates or other yummy surprises.
The hardest part of the project was making the crepe paper ruffles. Basically you sew a running stitch, being oh so careful not to tear the crepe paper. Easier said than done! Then very gently draw it up to create a ruffle, and hot glue to the inside edges.
Isn't the pink felt heart trim the cutest? Thanks to my blogging friend Kim who gave the heads up when she first discovered it, I picked up a few rolls of it at Target (or "Tar-jay", as I like to call it!).
More chipboard and vintage sheet music were used to create hearts for the front of the pots (glittered, of course!), and were embellished with pretty rhinestone and pearl brads.
I also tucked a few tiny cream silk flowers inside, which I covered in a dusting of glitter.
'Cause you all know my saying:
"You can never have too much glitter!"
I had so much fun creating these!
Now the wheels are turning and I'm looking ahead to making some for Easter!