Feb 4, 2010

Valentine Door Hanging

Last year brought the loss of both my Grandma's, who were both incredible people. Since their deaths, I have been fortunate enough to get lots of things from them. Whenever I get a bug to craft, I stop on over to the "Zimmer Antique Shop", AKA, the basement:) With all of these adorable felt wreaths all over blogland, I decided to make one of my own.

To start with, I grabbed one of my Grandma Omi's cake pans that I wasn't sure what to do with. I spray painted it in Rust-oleum's Heirloom White, it took a couple of coats (and just a reminder to have PLENTY of newspaper on the garage floor so you don't end up with white spray paint on said floor:).

I had purchased 4 yards of a pink felt material that was on clearance to make the girls sleeping bags for their American Girl dolls. Since I have such wonderful math skills, I was left with 3 yards of fabric. I traced circles onto the fabric and cut them out, it only took me two hours and gave me severely cramped hands, but hey??!!

I shot a dab of hot glue in the middle of the circle, and scrunched it up to dry. While that dried, I cut a big circle out of some Valentine scrapbook paper I had on hand, and glued that to the center of the pan. I happened to have the Z already, that was spray painted black and distressed. Glued that to the center also. Then I hot glued the scrunched circles all the way around the pan and added a decorative ribbon (that I also had on hand) to the top. It hangs on my front door, and I LOVE that I think of my Grandma every time I see it!!


7 comments:

Marmee's Pantry said...

Now how CUTE is THAT?! Isn't it amazing how the simplest things are the cutest? I saw on someone else's blog where they simply filled a wooden heart-shapted bowl w/all sorts & sizes & shapes of antique-looking red buttons & it was gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

Red Writing said...

SO creative and super cute! I love that it was your grandmother's and makes you think of her. So sweet.

Jean Tuthill said...

Very creative and so cute! I love using what I have on hand, too.

Audrey said...

That is really cute!! Amazing job - I wish I had a crafty imagination.

Kim said...

This turned out really nice. Why don't you join SITS and some Linky parties so more people get a peek at your blog?

Rainy Day Farm said...

So cute! Love the pie pan. I have been using those cute felt circles for crafts too, I just haven't gotten around to posting about it!

Rainy Day Farm said...

How cute is that! Great project. I have been using those cute felt circles on projects too, I just haven't gotten around to posting it yet.