Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Love Weeks-Day 2

The frame.

I got this idea from Tatertots and Jello a few weeks ago. She created a Whimsical Valentine Wreath out of cupcake liners. She is uber creative and comes up with the best ideas ever. Now I don't have a huge need for wreaths, but I do like picture frames. So when I was at Target last week, I picked up one of their $1.99 frames and a package of mini cupcake liners for like $2.
It turned out pretty well. But I should have bought a white frame, I don't know what made me pick up this brown thing. Oh well, I just hot glued some pink ribbon around the frame.
This isn't the picture I'll keep in here, but until my Valentine's Day pictures of the boys arrive, Mr. Dunbar and I will have to do.

And now for our special project of the day:

I used the hot glue gun on the frame above, but the boys couldn't help me with that, so this morning we made another picture frame using Elmer's School Glue.
Monkey said it made him happy to make things.
If you do this, make sure you draw a long skinny heart, as the liners really fill it out.
Then I took a frame that is up most of the year in our house, took out the glass, figured out which way it looked best and then cut my 4x6 rectangle from there.

I like this becasue it's just a splash of pink and red. You know, with 3 men in my house there really isn't that much pink around. But sometime this week I'll show all of my little splashes of Valentine's Day.

So, we had an impromptu act of love.
Creating something together.


On the Bright Side said...

Fantastic! I love both frames. I am getting right on it. Thanks for the ideas!!

jenjen said...

SO so cute! I love your frames! And what a cute blog you have! Your header is adorable!!!


jen@odbt said...

Very cute. I love your impromptu act of love. And I think you should keep the pic of you and Mr. D and make another frame for your boys.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What fun projects!! The frames are so cute..... I might try to make one:)

I love your new header....so festive and cute!! So glad you liked the cupcakes, they are a favorite in this house!

Enjoy your week!


Michelle F said...

What an adorable idea. I love cupcakes, I bought my friend a cupcake desk calendar. 365 days of cupcake recipes.

Jules said...

That's a cute idea. I love that it has its own texture to it.

Your header is adorable...

Genn said...

Super cute frames.

Cathy said...

WOW! Love those, especially the first one (but the second one, too, because of who made it).

Martha said...

How cute! LOVE how it turned out!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I LOVE THIS!!! What a terrific idea girl!

Mrs. C... said...

LOVE IT!!! Want to come to my house and craft with my little crafty one???? I KNOW you would but she has strep throat and the croup. Poor baby. Maybe we will try this next week when we are both feeling better! ;) Tell Monkey, crafting makes me feel happy too! I knew there were more reasons for me to love the little guy!

Stephanie said...

So Cute! I love finding new decor for holidays where it isn't so readily available, I might just have to try this. Love your blog!


patty said...

i love that... "impromptu act of love"...
and i like that picture in there!

Morgan said...

What a great project!! I love it. :)