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11 January, 2013

Fun Frenchy Valentine Projects for You!

pageValentines Day is only a month away and it’s time to get those projects started! Sooo…I thought I would show you a few a few fun and easy ideas for bringing Valentines Day into your home!

008 Here’s a project that is super easy and inexpensive…my French script Valentine candles. All you need is a few Dollar Tree cylindrical vases and supplies that you probably already have on hand! The French graphics are included in the tutorial here.

055My vintage French Valentine pillow is another fun project that includes the graphic! I love the way it adds to the season and still blends with my French country decor. You can find directions for making it here.

031 Our co-host Baby Kitty did a great job of supervising its creation. And the fun part was that I found yet another way to use my discarded French ticking drapery panels!

065And finally, here is my rustic French Valentine centerpiece starring the wonderful chippy box that I found at Joss and Main last year. It is filled with my frenchy handmade ticking (Yes...another way to use my drapery panels!) and toile fabric hearts. You can get a closer look here. And did you notice that I took the photos during the blue hour? I was so excited! That’s never happened before or since even though I have tried!  Woo hooo!

And there you have a few projects to get you started! I am working on a new one right now that I think you are going to love, so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my frenchy Valentine projects! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
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Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

See you next time! A la prochaine!

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  1. Oh! I adore those little stuffed hearts. I think I may make a dozen this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. These are all great projects, Debbie! Love that pillow! You are making great use of your ticking panels. I love ticking with toile.

  3. Debbie, eager to see your latest project. I know it will be wonderful. This post makes me want to pull out my valentine things. ;-)

  4. I will have to try to make those candles! You know I'm all about anything French this year!
    hugs, Linda

  5. I so love that pillow....I am crazy for pillows and that one is so sweet!

  6. Debbie,
    These are beautiful! Really! The red just pops and it really cheers me on such a dreary gray rainy day. Just what I needed.
    xoxoxo to Baby Kitty!
    I'm going back to revisit your post now....

  7. oh my goodness, that pillow is so adorable. love that graphic!

  8. I like the little toile fabric hearts. Adorable. Would like to make them.

  9. Your Valentine projects are so cute,love the pillow especially. I have some of those candles, with music pages, may need to add a little "heart-y" fun to them- thanks for all the great ideas!

  10. You've inspired me to get sewing and make some of those sweet little hearts for Valentine's Day!

  11. Debbie,
    What amazing Valentine projects!!!
    I adore your white chippy box filled with soft Valentine hearts!!! The red transferware sets it off beautifully!!!
    Of course, I am quite smitten with Baby Kitty...he has stolen my heart!!!

  12. Wonderful Valentine's Day Projects, love your chippy box, filled with goodies. Thanks for the link on the "Bluehour" I'd never heard of it before, now I'll be looking for it!

  13. many beautiful always have such great ideas!!

  14. Super cute stuff! I am going to start following you so I don't miss anything!

  15. It is all so pretty and the little fabric hearts are so cute.

  16. So very pretty. I especially love the centerpiece. The fabric hearts are so cute. But best of all the the kitty, how adorable. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  17. Love that chippy box! Your Valentines decorations are really great! I guess I poop out on that one and don't really make much effort except something on the kitchen table. I remember you French vintage pillow from before- you did a great job on it! You are such a good crafter!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie