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Friday, February 10, 2012

DIY Heart of Roses

I saw this heart of roses in a mail order catalog (can’t remember which one) and thought it would be a gorgeous idea for a Valentine centerpiece. 


It was costly…well over $100 I think.  So I thought it would be fun to make my own.   The only materials I bought were the red roses and a piece of florist foam which I cut into two pieces to make a flat square about 1 1/2” high. 


I drew an outline of a heart of the foam, snipped the roses, and began inserting them until I liked the results.  It took about 23 roses for the approximately 10” X 10” square.  I used reindeer moss to fill in around the heart and wrapped burlap ribbon around the base. 


An old printer’s tray that I already had was a perfect container and then I started playing with items that reminded me of romance and Valentine’s Day.


I’ve had that sugar sack for a while now and thought it would make a nice backdrop for some photos.  A mercury glass heart and some antique French zinc numbers are some of my favorite items.  And, of course, a key for “a key to my heart”!


I also had some black tin numbers and a cherub valentine.


I’m going to use this on my dinette table until Valentine’s Day!  I love using real flowers in my décor whenever possible.  The real thing is always so much better and I don’t have tons of chotskies to store for every holiday!



I’ll be working on some more projects this weekend and hopefully will share some with you next week.



Linking up to:

Flaunt it Friday at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating

Show and Tell Friday at Romantic Home

Potpourri Friday at 2805


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kim, this is gorgeous!! Love your vignette. So pretty! I know this will look lovely on your table. Enjoy your weekend!

Warm Heart Bears said...

I love this post. Beautiful Flowers. Happy Valentine's Day from blog hop for linky followers.

Athena said...

Hello - I am your newest LF Follower from TheStuffOfSuccess. Please follow me back. Thanks and have a great evening.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Wow this is lovely! So creative!

U said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Newest Linky follower!! PLEASE follow me back!! ;)

Laura said...

What a great project.

Yours looks lovely-
you have inspired me. I think I can do this one.

Enjoyed visiting, and I am a new follower.

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Katherines Corner said...

Beautiful! I'm sending Hugs and happy weekend wishes. xo

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

That's just gorgeous! Is there anything more beautiful than red roses? They look amazing next to the moss and the little treasured pieces you added finish it up perfectly.

Newly following from the Linky hop. Love to have you stop by and say hello!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

This is gorgeous- I love it more than a bouquet, the moss and the treasures just make it extra special.

Sunday said...

Love the cute valentines tray!! I'm visiting from the Blog Hop! I'm following, please follow back!

Mandy said...

So beautiful! I'm following you via L.F. found you through the blog hop.

Little Miss Maggie said...

This is a beautiful arrangement. I love it!

Blissful & Domestic said...

Visiting from the Linky Followers Blog hop. Now Following your cute blog...would love for you to follow back:>


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