Hi there! If you’re here to watch the #valentineshoa on Google +, welcome! You can view the video below.
I wrote some written instructions underneath, although the video shows pretty clearly how to make the watercolor bunting.
While I’m not new to filming live, I’m certainly not a veteran either. *sigh* Videos are a true exercise in self-confidence.
First, you lose any shred of confidence you had then you have to build it back up again so you can do what you love and share it.
That, in a nutshell, is my life. Ha!
Moving on . . . .
Most of the bunting supplies you can get at the dollar store.
- Coffee filters
- acrylic paint
- small heart doilies
- glittered hearts
- craft glue
1. Dampen the coffee filter with water.
A sheet of waxed paper or something nonstick is helpful.
2. Water down the craft paint and then apply in small sections to the coffee filter.
Set aside to dry.
4. Fold the dried painted filters in half.
For embellishment I used Martha Stewart’s Valentine Stamp Set – 12 adorable little stamps housed in their own wooden box.
Don’t mind the black marks on my red ink pad. Grandson was enjoying the stamps the other day.
To get the turquoise color I used my water-based markers that I discovered with my painted cupcakes.
I haven’t tried permanent markers on the stamps. If you give them a try and they work well, let me know, ok?
5. Glue the paper doilies onto filters.
6. Glue the glittered hearts on top of the doilies.
The dollar store package has red & pink hearts. To make turquoise hearts I just painted a few and sprinkled them with glitter. And then fell in love with the turquoise glitter which then led to another project.
More on that later.
7. Drape your ribbon where you want to hang the bunting and hang a filter in the center.
8. Fill in with the rest of the filters and affix each into place with a drop of glue.
Then, stand back and debate whether you like the red glitter or the turquoise best.
It helps if you look in both directions.
Oh, I can’t decide between the two.
And you know the other thing? I didn’t think I’d like red & turquoise together. I thought it was too . . . retro. Or vintage. Or whatever the ‘young’ folks call stuff that was popular back when I was young.
Ok, so maybe turquoise & red was even a little before my time. I was more in the avocado green and burnt orange era.
That explains why now, all of a sudden, I’ve developed a fondness for these two colors. (And glitter!)