The decorations are so easy to make and they take no time at all. This time I just cut out a heart on a piece of foam board I had left over. The heart is about 14 inches wide by 9 inches high. I could have made a much bigger one, but was toying the with idea of making it on "O" in the word "LOVE." Maybe next year.
Instead of creating a ruffled look, I simply folded the streamer to make pleats. I wanted the maintain the clean, straight line of the edge. I could have drawn lines on the heart to make sure everything was perfectly lined up, but I wanted to finish quickly. I hate having my hot glue gun plugged in with my 2 year old wanting to get in the way.
|I just drew the heart on the foam board and cut it out with an exacto.|
|This is what the edge looks like once cut.|
The point of the heart has a piece of streamer covering it that is not pleated. The same is true for the "bumps" on the heart. I glued these pieces first. Then I simply pleated the streamer, ran a line of hot glue and put it down. I wrapped the edges around and glued them down. For the "v" in the top, I glued down a strip then cut a slit to the "v." I just put a tiny dot of glue there and pushed the streamer down.
|Started adding streamer at the bottom.|
|As simple as folding over and gluing.|
|A few streamers glued down.|
Keep an eye out for the four leaf clover for March.
Am I the only person who liked to decorate their door every month? I don't like those over-the-top, the whole front stoop is decorated thing. I just like a little something to make me smile when I come in my door.