Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Two Valentine's Day Crafts

Happy Valentine's Day!! Today I thought I would share the two crafts I did in honor of this day.
First off let me say that yes I was inspired by pictures found on Pinterest, go here and here to see.

The first one, my I "heart" U bottles. Overall I would have to say that this was a pretty simple project and I really think anyone could do it. 
So here are the things you are going to need:
  • Glass Bottles
  • Twine (or some type of string)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Paint 
  • Brush
Please note that in the picture you will see some spray adhesive that I thought would be helpful around the neck of the bottle but it wasn't so don't brother with it

The first thing is to wrap the twine around the bottle. I found it was much easier to start at the bottom of the bottle and work your way up. Another helpful tip is that you should glue the first wrap all the way around to make sure it stays in place. After that you don't need to use the glue every time around. Although I have to say that I would place a dot of glue mid wrap, every 3rd or 4th time around just to insure that everything was staying tight and together. 

Step One

I ended up using more glue around the neck of the bottle
 to make sure everything stayed in place. 
Then one TV show later I was done! Well that part anyway.

Step One All Done

Now it was time to paint. I kept it pretty simple and just painted, I "heart" U. But really depending on how many bottles you had, you could do anything you wanted.  

Step Two
 Then believe it or not your all done! Like I said pretty simple. 
All Done
It turned out pretty good if I do say so myself :)

The next project I did is also pretty simple yet it was more time consuming. Sadly I didn't take any step by step pictures. Good thing its pretty easy to describe.

You will need: 4 canvases, Hot glue gun and LOTS of Buttons.

 First thing I did was in pencil I drew the outline of each letter on one of the canvases. Then I arranged the buttons till I thought it looked okay and then using the hot glue gun I glued all the buttons down. 

And two days later I was all done. 

 In the end I'm really happy with how it turned out. 
I just love buttons and I just love LOVE!

"Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!"  
~Thomas Hood


  1. Cute ideas! I think I spotted the button off of my sweater in your 'O'.

  2. Nice letters! You did a great job on this one.