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February 09, 2016

Harry Potter Themed Printable Valentines!

Whew.
I honestly didn't know if I'd get these finished and up before Valentine's Day!!

Have any crazy Harry Potter fans in the house?
Little man is obsessed and currently flying through all the books. 

So when I asked him what kind of Valentines he wanted for his class this year, it didn't take but a half second for him to yell 'Harry Potter!'. 

So I had to deliver :) 


There were so many different ideas floating around in my head but little man ultimately decided that he wanted to go with one of Harry's favorite treats in the books... the Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans. 

Which means that you can get anything from unicorn tail...to butter rum...to boogers. 

Which I'm sure is what makes it so appealing for a boy's valentine :) 


I kept the coloring on them simple so as to not compete with how colorful the jelly beans were themselves. 


On one side is the label for the 'Every Flavor Beans" and on the other is a fun Valentine message, wishing a magical day. 

Here's the supplies you need to put yours all together: 
*Printable Valentine Toppers (found below) 
*Jelly Beans (we picked up some Starburst ones) 
*Small treat bags (Hobby Lobby)
*Stapler


They are super simple to assemble. 
1. Print your toppers (I printed mine four to a page) and trim them with a paper cutter to fit the top of your bags. 
2. Fill your bags as desired with jelly beans. 
3. Close your bags, fold your printable toppers over the top & staple twice along the bottom to attach. 


These printables were printed on white cardstock, 4 to a page. My printer allows me to pick the size of print I want so I chose the 3x5 setting and then made sure to uncheck the box 'fit to page'. This allowed them to be longer & skinnier to fit the tops of the bags better. Then put your quantity in and it should automatically fit four per page. 


In order to download, click the link below: 



I'm hoping these prints can help bring a little magic to your Valentine parties this year too!

Be sure to share pictures if you whip some up- I'd love to see them!!

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Printables are intended as gifts for Tattered and Inked readers only.
As with all my free printables,
these are for personal use ONLY.
Please do not claim them as your own or alter them.
For a complete list of all my free printables,  head to this page

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Have a Pokemon lover instead?
Check out these cute freebie Valentines!



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February 04, 2016

DIY Rosette Heart Pillow

Good morning loves!!

I'm back to share a super simple & super gorgeous DIY Valentine project that will beautify any part of the house you want to put it in!!

We recently added some pretty captain chairs to our dining room table & for some reason, I'm obsessed with putting a pillow on them. 
Not super practical...but I'm in love with how it looks. 
So it's happened :) 

Anywho.
In trying to come up with some simple ways to decorate for Valentines without throwing red & pink everywhere... I wanted some sort of neutral-colored pillows to throw in the dining room for the next little bit. 

So I came up with these adorable pillows that did just the trick! 


Isn't it beautiful? 
And it's incredibly easy to make- as long as you don't mind making all the tiny rosettes that go with it :) 

Supplies needed: 
*Blank Pillow Cover (or make your own- I did!) 
*Scrap white fabric (mine was a canvas-y material) 
*Hot Glue Gun


And that's it!!

First things first, decide where your blank pillow cover is coming from.
I made mine from a drop cloth I had- I've gotten so many projects from one drop cloth, it's crazy!!
It's the perfect neutral color to work with and has that grain-sack feel that I love. 
I made simple envelope pillow covers to cover some old pillows I had lying around...

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To make it even easier on yourself, just buy a blank pillow cover. 
Hobby Lobby has some blank linen & blank white ones periodically- mine are usually out fairly often but keep checking back!!

After making my pillow covers, I set about making all the rosettes for the heart. 
I used about 21 on each heart but this will vary depending on how big you make your rosettes and how you lay your heart design out too. 

The rosettes are easy to make but time-consuming!
Cut your white fabric into strips- about an inch wide. 
Don't worry about being exact- they're just going to get all wound up. 

After cutting your strips, start twisting your fabric over & over again until it starts forming a twisty tube. I just start winding my rosettes and forming the circle with my finger. Once they are as big as I want them to be, I hot glue them onto a piece of scrap fabric. 
Here's my pile of strips...


And here's my rosettes after they've been winded, formed & glued to the fabric. 
It's just easier to do a bunch at once. 


After I had a bunch done and glued down, I cut as close to each rosette as possible to cut them off the fabric. 
Then you have a pile of pretty little white rosettes ready to be used!!


After making your rosettes, lay them in a heart shape onto your pillow case.

I laid mine out before attempting to glue anything so I could make adjustments as needed. 
Once you have a shape you like, glue them down!!



And it's that easy! 
Like I said, the rosettes are a bit time-consuming but not hard to do at all!

It took me less than an hours from start-to-finish, including making my own pillow covers!!


I love the neutral colors so it can be used throughout the year, not just at Valentine's.
But a colorful red one would be gorgeous too!
Or any color really :) 


They fit the area perfectly where I wanted them & I'm thinking they might make it over to the master bedroom after a while. 
If you're really dedicated, a heart filled in with rosettes would be gorgeous too! 


What do you think? 
Think you can attempt to make one of your own?

I'd love to see pictures if you do!! 
Send them via email or post them on my Facebook page!

Hope you guys have an amazing weekend- see you next week! 




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Wanting more Valentine's inspired ideas??

Check out my Pokemon printable Valentines here & don't forget to check out my DIY family Valentine's day dinner!! It's a blast and will be a hit with the kids :) 

And if Valentine's isn't your cup of tea, you can check out my latest furniture redo here!!



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February 02, 2016

Mint Hexagon Table Makeover

It's hard to believe that February is already here!!

Today is extra special in that it's me & the hubs anniversary so February is definitely full of love for us :) 

I wanted to pop by and share a fun furniture makeover this week since I feel like it's been forever since I have. 

If you missed my Valentine's printable week during 'Sharing the Love' last week, be sure to check out this post for a list of all the awesome & FREE printables I shared with you. 
Did I mention they're free? You know you need some more printable love in your life :) 

Now onto the cute little table redo.

Maybe it's just where I live, but I seem to stumble upon these little hexagon tables EVERYWHERE I look. 
Pretty literally stumble, considering I snagged this one off the side of the road. 


It looked the part though considering it was a peeling, stained, hot mess. 
Some of these guys are made with solid wood... but I tend to notice that lot of them are more pressed wood & plastic-type materials. 

This one was definitely the latter. 

I sanded down the top as well as I could and started peeling back the pieces of laminate 'covering' it had all over it. 


This obviously isn't a piece you would try & stain considering it's all a very slick pressed wood underneath. But it's perfect for painting :) 

After peeling all the paper off, I sanded my little heart out to get it nice & smooth. 
I still had major issues with the bottom trim though- it was peeling and a lot of the 'wood' was a gross mess. 

I decided to try & trim out the bottom of the whole thing to cover up the peeling wood and for an extra bonus, it would give a more finished & chunky look to the whole thing. 

I used several pieces of 1x4 (nothing fancy) to attach to the bottom.
I cut mitered edges with my miter saw, attached with my nail gun and then puttied all the edges & gaps. 
If you wanted to go a fancier route, there are all kinds of pretty trims you could try. 


After trimming it out, I sanded it all once more & gave it a thorough cleaning before starting to paint.
Here it is all cleaned up & ready for a new face! 



I custom-mixed a few of my favorite aquas & blues together to create an airy, minty blue that was perfect for this piece!!

It took two generous coats to cover and then I lightly sanded around the edges. 



I think these pieces are so cute- I'm always drawn to them. 
I'm sure there are a lot of people who aren't fond of them, but I think they have a great bit of charm around them :) 


This piece is smaller than a lot of the ones I've seen- which makes it great for a little reading nook or corner. 


The original hardware was too pretty to change so I left it. 
I love, love, love all detailing on the doors- probably the reason I'm so in love with these type of pieces. 


I set it up for a little photo shoot in our own reading nook- and almost talked myself into keeping it. But it did end up moving to a new home :) 

Here's some pretty before & afters to see what transformation it went through!





So happy to have been able to save this cutie from a life in the dump- it has lots more years in it now!!
The power of paint never ceases to amaze me!!
And isn't that the most perfect color for spring?

Happy Tuesday friends!!



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January 29, 2016

{Sharing the Love} Day 5: Truly, Madly, Deeply Printable

How can it be the last day already??

This week has flown by...
at least in the blogosphere it has. 
Work-week wise it's been a long one.

Friday is definitely a welcome sight. 

We are wrapping up "Sharing the Love" week today with our last free Valentine's printable and I'm hoping you've enjoyed this series as much as I've enjoyed hosting it. 

I love creating printables & seeing how it can inspire your decor and other creative areas. 
Pretty please share any pictures of using these free prints (or any others downloaded here!) on my Facebook page. I'd LOVE to see them. 

If you've missed the past four days of prints, be sure to check them out at the links below: 




Today's print is special to me because *enter sappy talk* it's the phrase me & the hubs used frequently when we first got together. 
We were truly a 'love at first sight' type deal and I made him a gorgeous handmade sign with this phrase on it as his first DIY gift from me when we were dating. 
It's still one of our favorite decor pieces. 

So I decided that a quick printable version was perfect his year.
Mostly because I want to print & leave it for him to find somewhere :) 

So, join in the fun!
Print & frame it for a pretty piece of V-day decor or print a smaller version and slip it into your man's car, lunch or wallet for him to find. 


The ombre look is still one of my favorite things :) 

Click below to download your favorite color version: 






If you're stuck on how to use printables, here are a couple ideas I've done in the past...
-Print & frame (the most common)
- Print them smaller and stick them in a lunchbox, dash of the car, etc for a sweet note
- Print them and cut them into different shapes for cute banners- I've used them in the middle of paper banners with pattern papers around them. 
-cute tags for gifts

I hate to see this series end- but can't wait until it rolls around again next year.
Be sure to email me or comment some fun suggestions that you might want to see! 

Happy Friday friends- hope you have a beautiful weekend!!

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Need more Valentine's ideas?? 

Check out my DIY Valentine Dinner that we do every year here


Have a Pokemon lover in the house this year? 
Check out these adorable, free printable valentines to be the coolest mom around!


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Printables are intended as gifts for Tattered and Inked readers only.
As with all my free printables,
these are for personal use ONLY.
Please do not claim them as your own or alter them.
For a complete list of all my free printables,  head to this page





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January 28, 2016

{Sharing the Love} Day 4: One Lifetime With You Quote Printable

Are you enjoying your free printables so far? 
I love sharing them & can't wait to see what you guys are going to do with them!!

Don't forget to share them with me through email or on my Facebook page!
I'd love to see them!!!

If you've missed the past couple of days, don't worry!
Head over to each post to grab your freebie from earlier in the week.
Click below to check them out: 



Today's print is fun for me because I'm obsessed with anything book-related.
So I had to throw a good book love quote in the mix. 

I'm not sure if any of you are Tolkien-lovers but I am! 
So how about a sweet elf to human love quote for the week? 


It's perfect for putting up around Valentine's day don't you think?


Click below to download your favorite print: 






If you're stuck on how to use printables, here are a couple ideas I've done in the past...
-Print & frame (the most common)
- Print them smaller and stick them in a lunchbox, dash of the car, etc for a sweet note
- Print them and cut them into different shapes for cute banners- I've used them in the middle of paper banners with pattern papers around them. 
-cute tags for gifts

Happy Thursday friends, hang in there one more day & it'll finally be Friday!!
I'm sad that the series is coming to a close but happy the week is :) 

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Need more Valentine's ideas?? 

Check out my DIY Valentine Dinner that we do every year here


Check out last year's free printables here



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Printables are intended as gifts for Tattered and Inked readers only.
As with all my free printables,
these are for personal use ONLY.
Please do not claim them as your own or alter them.
For a complete list of all my free printables,  head to this page





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