Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine's Tutorials and Giveaway Winner Announced

Yesterday I showed you my "crafty" Valentine's Day mantle.  

As promised today I would like to share with you a few quick tutorials to show you how I created it all.
First up a pinwheel tutorial.  
I did not have any double sided scrapbook paper, so instead I adhered two pieces of scrapbook paper together, wrong sides together, to form two-sided paper.  
Pinwheels are so easy to make.  You just draw a diagonal line from 
one corner to the other corner to form a letter "x".  
Then draw dots as shown.  Using a hole punch, punch a hole in each of the dots (5 total). 
Finally you cut along the line to within approximately 1 cm from the center dot.  
Then you just fold each corner to the center dot. 
 Using a decorative brad, I attached all four corners through the center dot.
I then wrapped ribbon around a skewer and attached it to my pinwheel.  To keep the skewer in my candlestick holder, I just used play-doh.  Easy peasy!
My inspiration for this came from Pinterest.   
It was really simple to make.
I took a piece of scrapbook paper and used a heart shaped cake pan as my template.

After cutting out the heart, I punched holes about every inch or so.  
I then did a chain stitch around the heart crocheting through each of the holes.  
Once I chained around, I did a shell stitch around the edge to finish it off.
For the shell design (1 sc, 4 dc in the next stitch, 1 sc and repeat all around).
After I was done crocheting, I just cut out the nest and words from the original piece of scrapbook and glued it onto the heart.  This heart is my favorite part of the mantle.

Don't forget to stop back tonight at 8pm EST for my Winter Blues Wednesday party.

Finally, the winner of the $25 gift card to Madebytheresarenee is...
#13 Cindy

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Gina said...

I'm so glad you shared these with us, Judy. The pinwheels are great and I know I can make them.
I especially love the heart you made and how you added the crocheted trim. It really adds alot of charm to it.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Thanks for sharing! Love your design! Smart to glue the 2 sheets of paper together!

Susan Anderson said...

Congrats to Cindy!


Nann said...

Hi Judy...Love your tutorial and all your cute Valentine designs. I had forgotten how to make pinwheels so am going to file this away. My grandkids will love doing this with me. I think your blog is so charming and if I'm not already following I am going to. But I think I am. I too am having a delightful Valentines giveaway. My very first. I'd love to have you drop by.


Lesley said...

I love this idea and featured it today! You did such a great job!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

I love how your mantle looks Judy, all dressed up for Valentine in soft,pretty pink,very elegant! The heart and the pinwheels look so cute and perfect for the decor.Thanks for sharing the tutorial and for the linky party. Happy week to you!Hugs, Poppy

Nann said...

I forgot to mention that I also loved your tutorial for the crocheted heart. I don't know how to crochet but would be willing to learn to make this. I have friends who could teach me. I think its adorable. Thanks for sharing. Also I love your Valentine display. You really did a nice job.


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