January is starting to wind down, and I am gearing up for a fabulous February! Of course, all things love are in season right about now. I wanted to add a touch of Valentines Day flare without spending a ton. So while browsing the aisles of our new Hobby Lobby (have I mentioned yet how in love I am with that place?) I remembered my uber popular St. Patrick’s Day Seed Beed Four Leaf Clover from last year. Why not make a version for Valentines Day as well?
I didn’t want to go that heart route. What else says love? The X’s and O’s at a bottom of a love letter. I picked up one sheet of scrapbooking paper for 59 cents in a pretty black and white scrolling pattern. I then grabbed a tube of seed beeds in a deep red, again-bright red seemed too obvious. That cost $2.99, but I used my 40% off weekly coupon making it–eh, you do the math!
Then we made the traditional Target stop, and I grabbed one black and one white 5 x 7 frames for $1.99 a piece. I liked that it provided a bit of contrast yet still both matched the paper.
To start, I grabbed the 5 x 7 paper insert of the oh so fabulous fakeo couple smiling and traced two onto the back of the paper. I then cut them out. Easy peasy.
Then I printed out a X and and O from my computer. I went with the default font on my word processor, played with the size until I liked it and printed it out.
I cut out the letter and placed it in the center of the paper and then carefully and slowly traced lightly around it.
This gives you the outline for your pattern on the paper.
Then I just filled it with good old Elmer’s School Glue…
And then poured the seed beeds on top.
Shake of the excess…
Then place in frames with the glass taken out and your done!
I love how great they look. A little bit of love, not an in your face kind of thing.
I put them in the shelves in my living room. I love the contrast against the blue background. And I added the “d” from our collection of “d’s” on our shelves for our last name. I kind of love me some typography, and putting the D for my hubby’s last name that he gave to me added just a tad bit more awww for me!
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