As you can tell I love Valentines Day and one of the best parts of the holiday is the boxes of chocolate. Out of those red and pink heart shaped boxes my favorite type of chocolate is the coconut ones. I wanted to make a recipe that was festive for Valentine’s Day, had lots of coconut, and plenty of semisweet chocolate. This recipe can be modified to change the color of the coconut and type of chocolate used. I think it would be quite fabulous with white chocolate and red coconut too. This recipe is very simple and should make 5 large hearts or many smaller ones.
I love Valentines Day. Between the chocolates, the colors, and the lovey-dovey spirit of the holiday I can’t help but celebrate. This year I’m inspired by the dynamic duo of a box of chocolates and the word love to make a Valentines Day wreath. The timing of this wreath project could not have been better. We recently got a piece of furniture as a gift that came with many sheets of styrofoam. For this project you can also substitute the sheet of styrofoam I used to cut out the letters for love with foam core board. Valentines Day doesn’t seem to have the most decor out there, it appears to be dwarfed
I’ve been staring at the Heidi Swapp Marquee Love signs in Michaels and Hobby Lobby for quite a few weeks now. And as I stare I try to figure out what I’m going to do with them. Our house has very tall walls, the ceiling are about 10 feet tall, which are lovely and give a great amount of light and space to our home but they’re very difficult to decorate. Almost everything I put on them that is less than 3 feet tall seems dwarfed. These signs are definitely less than ten inches tall and no matter the configuration I tried to come up with in conjunction with my smaller photographs and artwork they still seemed too small.
Solution? Lighting and decor for my creative space, aka my craft closet. Before making these signs I had a clip on utility light with a 100 watt daylight bulb. My creative space has double doors and the lighting in the guest room which houses my creative space is limited to a ceiling lamp from the fan, two night stand lamps, daylight from three windows (depending on time of day), and the occasional box lamp that I have set up when taking photos for MindOverHobby. This previous set up was not exactly falling in line with my vision of a pretty and inspiring space for creating things.
Since Michaels and Hobby Lobby do not typically allow the use of their coupons for Heidi Swapp products I kept holding out for a sale to purchase these beauties. Then one day at Tuesday Morning I found them… at $9.99 each! Definitely a LOT better than the $24.99 price tag at craft stores. Let’s get started with making these lovely signs.
I have something of an obsession with rose gold. I’m not sure if it’s because of the warmth or luxe of the color but I’m just drawn to it. Whether its on shoes, lamps, or anything else. I also love lipstick cases. They’re ultra lady-like and remind me of a return to a time when it was normal to have to touch up one’s lipstick throughout the day, a little 1950’s. In this tutorial I created a rose gold lipstick case from one that I purchased for $1.50 on clearance at Michaels with some paint I already had.
I really love sea glass. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use those lovely shards of sea glass to diy a magazine holder that feels and looks substantial, summery, and elegant.
This project may have taken me a little longer than I originally expected. This is probably my second project involving reupholstered furniture and definitely my most complex. The bench I acquired about a year and a half ago from my husband’s uncle, the fabric I had on hand since last summer, and the rest of the materials were already at my house. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to strip, reupholster, and refinish a bench. Do you have any DIY projects that just seem to never be quite finished?