Valentine’s Day Fabric Heart

Happy Valentine’s Day! I have a special gift for you today. You might not think much of it but I spent a lot of hours doing it so, could you at least pretend you like it? (This is starting to seem more like a conversation with George than a post for this blog). Cuek.

Here is the deal, dear cyber friend, a long, long time ago I saw a photo on Pinterest that sparked my imagination.

Pinterest can be a wonderful place for inspiration, but it can also big a place for HUGE disappointment once you realize your life, home, and crafts look nothing like your Pinterest news feed, but I WON’T BE DISCOURAGED! And I will shout this until you believe me…

Well, looking for Valentine’s related crafts, I saw a heart made of fabric and thought to myself: “I have to do that for Valentine’s!!!” so I did. Little did I know that it was going to take twice the amount of time I expected originally.

After four hours of working on it I thought: “I am spending too much valuable time making this heart instead of watching The Vikings. Is this really worth it?” But then I realized I could watch The Vikings while making the heart and the whole endeavor didn’t seem like a super waste of time anymore, plus, I could soon see that the project was going to turn out very c-u-t-e! And it did.

I will pretend it is Valentine’s Day all year long so I don’t have to put this heart down ever! You will see.

Now, the moment you all have been waiting for, the detailed instructions of this art installation – this is how I am calling it because I like to be pretentious sometimes. (Warning: Max decided he wanted to pose for this post, so I let him do it. Prepare yourself for serious cuteness.)

3×3 ft Valentine’s Day Fabric Heart Art Installation

Difficulty (1-5): 1  Time: 6 hours  Cost: $80


  • 20 ft Tulle fabric
  • 5 ft cotton fabric
  • 10 ft – 1in, 20 gauge chicken wire
  • Heavy-duty wire cutter
  • Scissors
  • Floral wire or another wire that is easy to manipulate.

1) Cut the chicken wire into a heart shape. You might need to make two halves depending on the heart size you want, as the chicken wire is not wide enough to accommodate a whole 3 ft wide heart shape.

2) Cut all your fabric pieces before you get started. This will make the project faster (Ford Model T, anyone?). The cotton pieces should be cut in triangles, so they are easy to tie down.

3) Start tying the fabric to the wire. I tied one piece of fabric per wire space. I also did one row of cotton and one of tulle. You need a big quantity of tulle for this heart to look organic and fuller, so I added the tulle on the rows that needed more fabric. The tulle is too transparent if you use it by itself. You need the cotton to fill in the translucent nature of the tulle.

4) Turn on a movie or play a podcast and BREATH! Finishing this project will take time but it will be worth it.

5) You want your last row to be made of tulle. Also, you can bend down any wires that stick out from the fabric, so you can’t see them in the final result.

6) Attach the two heart halves with floral wire.

There you go, my friends. I hope you have an excellent Valentine’s Day.

Today is a little sad for us because it used to be my father-in-law’s birthday and he passed away last year. Two days from now it is my dad’s birthday, who also passed away last year… very emotional week, indeed.

I hope you like this heart because I worked very hard to make you happy with it today.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Valentine's Day Pop-Up Card

A Colorful DIY Pop-up Card For Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Pop-Up Card

George and I are not into Valentine’s Day. This doesn’t mean that we are against love or romantic dinners (although we have been together for 15 years so love and romanticism are secondary to…you know…children),but going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day is a BIG NO, NO for us, because restaurants are horribly crowded, food is twice the normal price, and it is virtually impossible to make a reservation with less than two weeks of anticipation.

I am not one to advocate for cooking at home, but, in this case, I do! I can buy hundreds of oysters, lobsters, and pounds of Russian caviar for 1/4 of the price of A Valentine’s dinner… and this is only a slight exaggeration.

But, not wanting to eat out for Valentine’s dinner doesn’t mean I hate Valentine’s, on the contrary, Valentine’s Day is an EXCELLENT opportunity to do some crafts, hence, the colorful pop-up card I am showing you today in this post.

Ariel from the colorful DIY/design blog PMQ for two invited me to participate in a Valentine’s Day Card Blog Hop with other talented DIY bloggers. Here is what I came up with.

Colorful DIY pop-up card for Valentine’s Day

Difficulty (1-5): 3  Time: 1 hour  Cost: $10


  • Card stock paper – lots of different colors
  • Glue stick
  • Heart shape hole punches – different sizes. I had a 5/8 in. and a 1 7/16 in.
  • Small scissors


1) Cut two papers to whatever card size you want. One (the interior one) slightly smaller than the one that goes on the outside, this will leave a “frame” around the interior card when you glue both cards together. Valentine's Day Pop-Up Card2) Create a lot of heart shapes with hole punches – Different sizes and colors. Valentine's Day Pop-Up Card3) Create the shapes you want to include inside your cards for the pop-ups, this will help you figure out which size your strips of paper for the pop-up need to be. I created these shapes with cards: 4) Cut the paper strips for the pop-up with small scissors. Make sure you have adjusted your height and depth right. 

4) Glue your shapes to the front of the strips. Also, glue the interior and outside papers together.

5) Make cut-out letters of what you want to say and glue them to your card. I wrote “Happy Valentine’s Day” because OF COURSE!

Valentine's Day Pop-Up Card6) For the cover of the card, I glued a lot of different colors and sizes of hearts.

Here is how the cover looked:Valentine's Day Pop-Up Card Valentine's Day Pop-Up Card

More photos of the interior:Valentine's Day Pop-Up CardValentine's Day Pop-Up CardValentine's Day Pop-Up Card Valentine's Day Pop-Up CardValentine's Day Pop-Up Card

This was a fun project. Pop-up cards are so cute and easy to make, don’t you think!

Have a great week!

Alright, time for 9 other amazing, unique and cute Valentine’s day cards from my fellow bloggers:

Ariel from PMQ for two’s post // here //

Laura from Me And My Inklings’s post // here //

Julia from Bunny Baubles’s post // here //

Katie from A Sweet Berry Designs’s post // here //

Alexis from Persialou’s post // here //

Mila from Jest Cafe’s post // here //

Lisa & Rachel from Haute Girls Official // here //

Dena from Dena Designs’s post // here //

Mara from Wishes and Merriment’s post // here //

Amy from The Glitter In My Tea’s post // here //

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