Yesterday was cold. Not just cold, but the kind of cold that if you thought it was a good idea to haul out the heaviest maple dresser you have and work on it, you would find that in under 5 minutes your fingers would hurt so much and be immobile. Not that I know from experience, just sayin’.
When it is that cold outside, it’s perfect for some indoor crafting. Now that I know where everything is in my craft space, it was easy for me to find exactly what I needed: gold and silver pipe cleaners. I pinned this simple heart garland on pinterest yesterday via Suzy.
I loved the sweet simplicity of it, and thought it would be perfect to add a touch of Valentine’s Day to the chalkboard in my dining room. I wanted to add some glam and just use silver and gold though, as I love those colors against the blue of the frame. The whole thing took about 5 minutes, it was SO easy. My dogs could probably make one, too. In fact, that gives me an idea….
Anyhow, All I did was take one silver pipe cleaner and fold it in half to create the bottom point of a heart. Then I molded each side of the heart with the rest and twisted the ends together to form the center. Then I took a gold pipe cleaner and wove it through the silver heart and repeated. I continued in this pattern until I had enough. Super easy, but I think it adds a nice touch of sparkle and simple elegance.
I used to say, “What did I do before blogs?” Now I say, “What did I do before Pinterest?”
While I worked on this project, I listened to some beautiful, soft music. Megan of Homemade Ginger introduced me to The Civil Wars. They are a duo that writes and sings beautifully haunting songs. Here is one of my favorites from the album I purchased, Barton Hollow. Enjoy!