Buttons And Hearts

make my heart

A very happy day to you,
lovely friends and followers.
I trust your week is going well.

Today I have a fun little project
that is oh-so-easy to make.
It's the perfect thing to make
while sitting by the warm fire
and drinking hot tea. . .
and maybe snacking on a cookie or two

These charming hearts have been cut out
of pretty paper and glued onto striped paper straws.
A simple but fun project for Valentine's Day.

Here is what you need 
to make your own heart bouquet:

card stock
heart punch
paper straws
tulle or ribbon
hot glue gun and glue

Hot glue two hearts together
so that you have a nice front and back.
On the backside
apply a dab of glue and place the straw on it.

Tie some tulle or ribbon
at the base of the heart.

I made paper banners out of card stock
and stamped words on them,
such as:
and wrapped them around the straw.
I used hot glue to hold them on.
Then, I added an embellishment.

Easy peasy,
And oh-so-cute!

I tucked my hearts
into a jar of buttons 
that I had in my craft room.

I also tied some tulle around the jar
and added a pretty little gem to the center.

I placed my bouquet of hearts and buttons
on my tea cart in the dining room.

To finish off the look,
I added three gold frames to the tea cart.

I found the frames at Hobby Lobby.
Good ol' Hobby Lobby, right?

I used some sparkly card stock
along with wooden hearts
to create a sweet Valentine's Day look.

I like the look of the frames so much
that I might make different backgrounds
for each season and holiday.
All I have to do is switch out the card stock
and then I can leave them on my tea cart year-around.

Last week I hosted a small giveaway for the book 
Stories Behind The Great Traditions Of Christmas.
The lovely winner of the book is. . . 

Thanks to all of you sweet ladies
for entering the giveaway.
I wish I could send a copy to each one of you.

Have a most beautiful day!


Dianna said...

You come up with the most clever ideas for crafting, my sweet friend. I'm so glad that you are able to enjoy that sort of thing more now that you aren't blogging frequently.

I love both the heart straws and what you've done with the golden frames. xx

Debbie Harris said...

You make simple look so beautiful!

Love you ❤

Chas' Crazy Creations said...

So very cute and sweet, and just perfect for Valentine's Day. Thank you so much for sharing my friend - sending hugs.

Tamago said...

Your heart bouquet is beautiful, Stephanie. And the jar with buttons makes great vase for it. You are so creative! Those frames are very pretty. I think it would be lots of fun to change backgrounds for each season and holiday.
Have a wonderful day xo

Anne Payne said...

I love your bouquet of hearts and buttons! You're so crafty. Did you get me email about Misty Wayfair?

Anonymous said...

So lovely 💜

Lydia said...

Beautiful: where do you find the cardboard straws? I dont think the plastic ones would work as well.

mamasmercantile said...

Such a beautiful and fun idea.

Creations By Cindy said...

That's some sweet stuff you got going here lady. Love it all. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Mary Hutchins said...

Your little hearts are so sweet, I love the bouquet on your tablescape!!!

Debby Ray said...

What a darling Valentine craft! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! And congratulations to the lucky winner of the book!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Stephanie, you made such pretty Valentine's Day crafts. I really love the frames with the hearts. You decorated the cart so nice and it's perfect.
Enjoy the week.
Julie xo

Carla from The River said...

I love the crafts. They are so lovely and I like the colors you used. Something different then the usual red.. I like that.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh, if I were only a tad bit as clever and talented, what a wish! Your Valentine crafts are simply wonderful!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Soooo super sweet and creative Stephanie! I'm with Nancy's Notes; and I'm so grateful for friends like you with lovely creative ideas~ Blessings, karen o

NanaDiana said...

That is a really cute idea, Stephanie. I love the whole little set up on your tea cart. I hope you have a blessed night- xo Diana

Louca por porcelana said...

So cute and charming!Hugs!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

How cute is that, my friend?!! I love the sparkly tulle and the sparkles in the frames. The whole vignette looks so pretty on your tea wagon. Love and hugs!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your hearts are very very sweet, especially for Valentines' Day. I love the frames too and perfect to design for each season. I have to get to Hobby Lobby more!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You always come up with such sweet ideas that we can all use! I love the buttons in the jar. And hearts are in style all year long. Enjoy your evening! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, Stephanie! I love those paper straws. There is so much you can do with them!

Mari said...

You come up with the best ideas! This is adorable!

hobbyloes said...

Oh Stephanie, this is a very nice idea for Valentine's Day. You make something beautiful out of simple things.

Anna said...

Always terrific ideas and gorgeous creations !!! It's always a delight to visit your blog !
Have a cozy day !

Linda said...

I wish I had your talent, Stephanie. smiles.
Hope you have a lovely day friend.

Kerin said...

Sweet decorations!
Sitting by the fireplace keeping warm, and making darling Valentine's Day decorations sounds like a fun day to me :)

Smiles :)

Vee said...

What a great idea for those cute paper straws that are darling, but disgusting for actually drinking from. 😖 I have several packages of them.

Debbie said...

i LOVE these ideas!! i have TONS of buttons in my sewing basket...i need to get them out now and at the very least put them in a pretty mason jar. but i certainly have all the other fixing on hand to make what you have.

your ideas are always awesome!!!

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Just such a darling idea Stephanie! LOVE it. I think I have most of the fixings, except the straws. Maybe I can get them at the Dollar Store I hope. The black shimmery black tulle is such a compliment to it all, as are the sparkly papers. I don't have a heart punch that size but think my Cricut machine could cut them. I could actually really make a centerpiece for our dining table! I have tons of buttons.. wouldn't a pretty pink mason jar look neat? And those frames are such a neat idea. I've seen things done at Christmas with gold or silver frames, and love this idea of the hearts and glittery paper on the gold. Sigh.. I just need to get my crafting in gear! I'm definitely saving this idea! Hope all is well and you're enjoying winter! Marilyn

Ida said...

Very cute. Love all the sparkly hearts.

Conniecrafter said...

Such a cute idea, I love the pretty papers you used on the hearts, and love your use of the tulle with them!
it looks great on your tea cart as well as you lovely frames, your idea of changing them out every season is a great idea!

Sherida Stewart said...

Stephanie, this sparkling heart bouquet is charming. I love the idea of using our “button jars” for vases. Thanks for your inspiring ideas! Blessings!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely idea and perfect timing for Valentine's Day :)
Thank you.

All the best Jan

Tanza Erlambang said...

great works

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

SO stinkin' cute!! At first I thought these were bigger but then realized they are tiny, little gems on a straw! How cute!!! I love what you did with the frames too. That Hobby Lobby is a very dangerous place but that discount aisle is often a treasure trove of bargains!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

These are sooo cute! I love those HB frames, and what a darling idea to use them interchangeably for holidays! They look perfect on your adorable tea cart!!! Congratulations to Kathy as the winner of your giveaway, it is so generous of you to do these giveaways :)

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