Sunday, January 31, 2010

Paper Fun

I've had this Paper Trends book (below) for a couple of years now and have wanted to make these hearts featured inside. I finally got around to it.




Here's the link to the tutorial for the paper rose: http://dozidesign.blogspot.com/2008/05/paper-flower-tutorial.html

I also added some gathered crepe paper to this heart (below) so it would show up better from a distance.



Marshmallow lollipop, below, came from Walmart for only $1.00.


Paper cut-out came from Hobby Lobby last year.
Argh.....I can't remember who showed this idea to us last year! If it was you, please leave me a comment so I can give you credit for wrapping the candles like this.
I cut it into thirds, and "spread the love". : )

34 comments:

marie said...

Great idea ~ that marshmallow flower!!
The new look for the glittery heart is super ~ it's amazing what a little bit of change can do!

Diane said...

You sure have been creative I love the way your front door looks and the wrapped candles are very cool! Have a great week. Hugs, Diane

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Everything looks so fabulous. Your additions to the heart on the door really made a difference and that little potted marshmallow heart is too cute. All the lovelies on that first paper heart - love that little paper rose!

I'm visiting a friend and her 8 month old baby so I'm not getting any Valentine's decorating up this year - but you're making me wish I was!

Mildred said...

I love the hearts you have created. I also love the cut out paper around the candles. I have some pretty candles that my kitten has knocked over and broken - I think I can "mend" them with this cut out paper idea! Blessings to you and yours this week.

Allie and Pattie said...

How cute! Allie feels a project coming on! Thanks for the inspiration
xoxo Pattie and Allie

My name is PJ. said...

I love it, love it, love it all! You are just the most fun when it comes to celebrating and rejoicing!

Why can't we live closer together? I lament that every time a holiday rolls around.

You are Martha MacGyver....and no one else comes close!

Busy Bee Suz said...

So cute...your craftiness leaves me GREEn with EnVy!

~~Carol~~ said...

Wonderful Valentine decorations, especially that lollipop "flower"! I would love to keep making valentine stuff, but I was told that it's a little too valentiney in here, so I guess I'll move on to Easter!

Lorraine said...

So pretty! Love the heart!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

I keep walking by those marshmallow hearts at Walmart restraining myself from buying a ton of them. Looks like I might have lost that battle after seeing your super-cute idea with them!

I just love the heart you made inspired by the PT's magazine. Gorgeous. All your little V'day touches are just too sweet!

GRAMS said...

You are so clever. I love it all. I got my Valentine box out and spread everything on the table but that is a far as I've gotten this year.
Have a great day, Janis

RACHELLE said...

even if i watched the tutorial...my paper flower would not come out looking like that! You have a talent. You really do!


your Valentine displays are truly Magical!

your family sure is blessed to have such a wonderful atmosphere to be together in! shell

Tami said...

How cute...love all those wonderful ideas!! Going to check the tutorial on how to make the paper flowers so adorable!!

MamaTina said...

It all looks so lovely!

MiMi said...

Cute!!! Love that paper heart at the top, especially.

jenjen said...

SO so so cute! You are so talented!! I love everything you made. So festive and cute!

XOXO
Jen

Darlene said...

Oh Mary Lou you are again showing the CUTEST things!!! LOVE it all. You take the simple things and make them FABULOUS!!!♥

GrandmaBev said...

Fun Valentine decorations. And to think I'm just barely taking down Christmas.

Mimi Sue said...

So so cute! One of my daughters is doing a RS lunch and those marshmallow flowers would make great centerpieces or something. Love the candle idea too. Mimi

Willow said...

So many beautiful crafts you have made. I love them all.

Willow

Sandra said...

I'm feelin' the love...super cute projects...love the papercrafts.

Scrap for Joy said...

WOW-my brain is full now! I must go dig out this issue of Papertrends (which is now called Homemade, btw) magazine and look up that rose. Your decorations are all beautiful and I always love how you take something that is so-so and make it awesome! I would NEVER have looked at these marshmallow pops but do I love the flower it became-I DO! I'm comin' here with a pad and pen next time!
xoxo
Joyce

Celestial Charms said...

Everything looks so lovely. Your all set now for Valentines Day. Now all you have to do is sit back, and wait for all the chocolates to arrive!
Maureen

Beckie said...

I just love to see what you will come up with for every holiday and season...you don't disappoint! I LOVE the marshmallow flower....it's fabulous!

Jacqueline said...

Paper roses...just the thought of them makes me start singing...I believe Marie Osmond sang that song, way back when.
You are so talented, I love your work and I appreciate it.
I have a black front door with a red heart...I love the color of yours too...adds some zip to the entrance for sure. Have a sweet couple of weeks leading up to Valentines day. It will be fun to see all the postings around the season for sure! Vintage all the way...yeah!

Mimi said...

Hi Marylou!!!
Oh the Paper roses are spectacular!!!! Love the paper cut out as well, I may have to hit up Hobby Lobby!!!! One of my all time favorite stores!!!
We bought several of those lollipos at wal-mart, isn't it great!!!! I loved the cupcakes ones too!!!!!
SO cute!!! I love how you decorated them, may have to have darling daughter take a look at those for Miss C's sucker tree for her birthday party!!!!!
hugs,
jamie

Nishant said...

marshmallow heart is too cute. All the lovelies on that first paper heart - love that little paper rose!

Work from home India

Jenglamgirl said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE! LOVE all your "Whimsy"!

AND THAT is what BRINGS me to this... you have a blog award waiting for you on my blog!

Jacqueline said...

Hey sweetie pie...The door will close on my give away this Friday. You are welcome to enter...You'll have a blast...I promise! Bring you bike and meet us on the corner of The Enchanted Parkway!

Holly said...

I love all of the shiny wonderful-ness!!! Its all eye-candy. You are inspiring me to take it up a notch on my holiday decorating around here.:)

Something Special said...

Love all your Valentines. I enjoyed looking at all of them and your sweet Valentine decorations. Come by and say hi to my creative blog. I am having a sweet little giveaway with some scrapbook paper and embellishments.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Luv your Valentine paper treasures! Thanks for sharing!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Creative Breathing said...

Mary Lou, When I grow up I hope to be as elegant as you. I think you get this quality from your mother. Thank you always for sharing your wonderful life with us. Elizabeth

Sassy said...

OH MY STINKIN' STARS!!!!!! Even though Valentine's was a couple of days ago...I am going to make everything on this post....you are AMAZING!