My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies

January 25, 2016

Jingle Bell Valentine








Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?  After packing up Christmas, I tend to get a little lazy decorating for Valentine's Day.   To get myself motivated to put up something, I sat down the over the weekend and created 3 quick and easy Valentine's Day Decor crafts using supplies that I already have.







If you're like me, I had more than a few Christmas projects that didn't get finished.  Time just got away from me.   As I was packing up the Christmas items, I left out the unfinished Christmas projects thinking I would work on them throughout the year and get them finished.   Yeah, that will be happening . . .maybe.

It just so happened that I had a jar full of shiny red jingle bells left over and decided they would be perfect for this project.   Why not?

I love the rose bud filled hearts that I've seen, but I don't happen to have a supply of rose buds . . .but I do have these vibrant red jingle bells!

Sure, I could have run to the dollar store . . .but it's cold outside!  No, really the truth is, I have no desire to buy more craft supplies.  I have boxes of craft supplies.   Using what I already have makes the frugal Mr. Hobby smile.   Happy Valentine's Day Mr. Hobby, this one is for you :)



For this project you will need:

1 8x10 canvas
Red Jingle Bells
Glue gun
Scrap Paper
Scissors
pencil




I started by cutting out a heart template with a piece of scrap paper.

Before tracing the heart shape on the canvas, I laid the heart template on my work bench and covered it with the jingle bells.   This is kind of an important step because you want to make sure that your jingle bells cover the heart fully without spilling over.   I ended up trimming the heart template a little smaller because the bells didn't cover the first one nicely.

With that done, I  traced the heart template lightly on the canvas with a pencil.




Using a hot glue gun, I put a drop of glue on the top on each bell and stuck it to the canvas.  It took all of five minutes to cover the area needed.



I love the shine on these bells and the color is of course perfect for Valentine's Day if you want vibrant red in your Valentine Decor.








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I hope you'll come back and visit us on Thursday to see the final quick and easy Valentine's Day project.

Thank you for the visit today!









If you liked this you may want to check out these other Valentine's Day Ideas.   Just Click on the image to go to that post.


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 Watercolor Valentine


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 Valentine's Day Wall Hanging





22 comments:

  1. So fun! What a great idea.

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    1. Thanks Monica! Funny what you can come up with when you are staring at unfinished Christmas projects :) Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I love your jingle bell hear Laurie and so perfect for Valentines Day.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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    1. Thanks Julie! Happy to have a couple of projects to share with you this week. Thank you for being such a fantastic host!

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  3. It's sooooooooo beautiful!!
    Clever unique idea

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    1. Thanks Winnie. I do love how this one turned out. Hope you are having a great week!

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  4. So cute!! Love the idea!
    Anika @ www.littlefreemonkeys.com

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    1. Thank you Anika. Appreciate the visit today!

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  5. This is so cute, Laurie! I love that you used left over items from Christmas for this. The red bells are perfect for Valentine's Day. How fun and creative!

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    1. Thank you Beverly! They really worked much better than I had hoped. Hope you are having a great week!

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  6. This is TOO cute! Love it!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thanks Jess! I love visiting you party! Have a great week.

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  7. I love this! Not only is it festive and "lovey," but it is also a great way to use up holiday clutter!

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    1. So very true! Thank you for the visit Seana! Hope you are having a great week!

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  8. Laurie, this is so adorable! I love how you used what you had, the little jingle bells are so cute. I love the shine and I love the fact that if you shake this it jingles. The frame and the mat set this off so perfectly, it's a gorgeous piece you can decorate with all year long. Happy Valentines Day!

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    1. Thanks so much Nikki! I agree this could stay up all year long :) You have a Happy Valentine's Day too.

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  9. Sequel! I LOVE this. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow xo

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    1. Thank you Katherine! How wonderful. I'm delighted to be featured!

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  10. I love using what I have and making art out of it! These little bells are perfect for that heart! So cute!

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    1. Thanks Katrin! I love using something a little unusual sometimes . . .and more than that - using what I have! Thanks for the visit!

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  11. Unique art. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

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    1. Thanks Sherry! I always enjoy sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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