There’s people coming over tonight- hopefully, lots of them. Since one of my new year resolutions was to make new friends (or, be a better friend), I decided to have a crafty night at my house. I was going to have an organized craft with all the supplies and stuff for everyone, but then I remembered I’m one woman, and my monthly craft budget is $40. Oh. So it is a Bring Your Own Craft night!
But when people are coming over, don’t you feel like you have to take your home up a notch? I do. Usually we just clean. Let’s face it- that is up quite a few notches for us! But this time, I needed to add a little more than usual. So, the Kitchen Aid got a tattoo. Or two.
Doesn’t it look like a cool tattoo? I have to say, it was a BEAST getting this little vinyl flourish cut (the automatic cut setting was a little off, so first it didn’t cut through, and then I adjusted it and it was too deep and vinyl was getting caught all over the place) and then transferred (I have no words. It was crazy, and I unleashed a whole slew of Mormon curse words) to the Kitchen Aid. But I like it! It got this design on both sides. I thought I mirrored the image, but it turns out I didn’t. Ah, oh well. I still think it is way cool, I love it in silver.
And then, I cut out some letters and glued them to some paper heart doilies, and strung them together with twine. Then I wandered around our 100 square feet of front living space (and I’m having lots of people over? What was I thinking!) looking for a place to put it, and ended up hanging it up at the entrance to our hallway.
The girls loved helping me with this sparkly heart art. I found the great houndstooth paper at Hobby Lobby, and the hearts at the Dollar tree.
I spray painted this amore sign a while back, and just stuck it on the top of my mirror. Then, since it was still bare, I put some of my vintage crochet lace as a little garland on it. I am planning on making a heart garland too, some time.
So, there is my pathetic attempt at spiffying up the place. Good thing this isn’t the Parade of Homes or something.
I’m sure there are people out there who think my house is always decorated to the nines for holiday and regular day use since I am a bit crafty, but since we have NO flat surfaces, it really is pretty barren. Mike would freak out anyway if I started putting stuff all over- I often find my meager decorations on my craft desk where he has “put them away.” He’ll even put the couch pillows away in the linen closet. Ha!
Have a great day!