Valentine Mantel

Valentine Mantel | Simply Creating Home

Have you had a chance to make cornstarch dough stamped hearts ?  I just loved how fun it was to work with the dough.  I suppose it brings back good memories of playing with Playdoh as a child!  The simple hearts I created with the dough turned out so well, I’m using them on all sorts of things.

My hurricane votives worked great for a base for tying them on.  I found the plaid cotton fabric in my fabric stash and loved all of the pastel colors. I ripped strips that were about 1/4 inch wide across the width of the fabric.

Valentine Candle | Simply Creating Home

For my large votive, I tied a bow and then tied on two hearts that had a single hole.  One heart I cut using my larger heart cookie cutter on just the swirled dough. The second smaller heart I stamped with my word stamp while the dough was a lighter pink and used the mini heart cutter.

Pink Candle with Heart | Simply Creating Home

On my smaller votives, I threaded my fabric strip through a two-holed heart I cut out of the swirled dough. I wrapped it around the votive and tied a simple knot on the back.

Bird on Mantel | Simply Creating Home

I found my two white birds on sale in the home decor section of my local Fred Meyer (Kroger).  I thought they were too cute to pass up and I think I can use them in a lot of different arrangements.  They’ll work perfectly throughout the year.

Valentine Mantel

I found the two bright pink candles at Fred Meyer, also. I was looking for white candles that would fit my votives, but I decided on the brighter pink once I saw them. I don’t find pink candles very often, so I thought they’d add a bit of color for the winter.

In the background, I added two of the hearts I sewed this past weekend. In an earlier post I mentioned that I was going to sew, and sew I did! I ended up making my two Christmas pillowcases, four aprons, and a multitude of scrap fabric hearts. I’ll show you what I did with all of those hearts in my next post.

Have a blessed and happy day!

Laurie ♥

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