Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Rustic Valentine Banner from Scraps

Do you decorate for Valentines Day?
I'm trying to decide if I'm going to or not.
We live in a small log cabin and I've been looking for
rustic ways to add a touch of LOVE for the holiday.
Here's a rustic Valentine banner that I created from scraps.
The wood hearts are cut from a piece of a vintage fruit crate.

This crate wasn't in good condition at all, but it did have great wood pieces.
This is the last piece of this crate. :( 
Here is another project I made using the other pieces of the crate.
This project was quite simple.
I traced a heart pattern onto the wood 4 times.

Then cut out each of the hearts and drilled two holes into each one.

The wire is threaded through each heart

The ends of the wire were wrapped around a pencil to curl them.
Then the letters LOVE were painted on the hearts using a stencil.

I did add a piece of twine to hang it with.
That's it. I told you it was pretty simple.
What do your Valentines decorations consist of?
Do you go all out or just a little here and there?
I'm thinking heart shaped grapevine wreaths and
pops of red hearts for our cabin.
'til next time,
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 Funky Junk Interiors


  1. Very cute! I don't usually decorate for Valentines Day. That is my wedding anniversary and we tend to focus a bit more on that (I think) than it being Valentines Day. We will celebrate 21 years next month.

    I am a native Floridian myself (still here). I just found your blog and I am in love already! I have only read three posts and I think your taste is very similiar to mine. Where in Florida are you from? I was born and raised in Miami. I moved to Lakeland, Florida 22 years ago. Looking forward to following your blog :)


    1. Hi Sherri,
      I'm so glad you've stopped by. I grew up in Sanford/Apopka area until high school and then my family moved to Jupiter, where I lived across the street from the beach until I was 33. The country life has been different and very challenging at times. It's a lot of work and the solitude got to me in the beginning, however, I love the peace and quiet now. One of my dearest friends attended Southeastern. I'm a little bit familiar with Lakeland. Happy Anniversary! 21 years - that's great. We're coming up on 7 years this June. We've had quite the ride, gutting a mobile home and redoing it to live in while we built our cabin, building his workshop (he builds guitars and mandolins, www.junemandolinsandguitars.com), building 2 outbuildings (sheds) building my workshop, building a pole barn with a guest apartment in it (currently working on completing this) and trying our hand at gardening the last 4 years, all while maintaining 15 acres of pasture/hay field (no animals though). It has been quite the change from lounging in the sun. I hope you stop by often and say hello.

    2. Good Morning,

      So good to hear from you! Yes, I am familiar with all the parts of Florida you mentioned. I can imagine it was a shock the change. Sounds like your hands are full. As I said, I just found your blog and have been reading your posts; I love your projects and the posts about your cabin. I look forward to following your blog. Thanks for taking the time to say "hello". Thanks, for the Anniversary wishes, too! Hope you have a very blessed weekend :)