Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Heart Lock Box with Flowers and a Key

Hello everyone.  Yep, here I am with yet another Valentine decor project.  The reason I have shared so many home decor project recently is that one of the gaps in my home decor stash was Valentine decor.  I seemed to skip right from Christmas and on to Easter, with a few weeks of unadorned home in between.  So this year I decided to add a few touches of red & pink Valentine love to my home.

I found this tin heart shaped box, complete with it's key tied to the handle, at HL on sale in the Valentine section.  I thought it might be a perfect (i.e. inexpensive) addition to my entry. 

I used white vinyl to cut the names Doug and Susan for the front of the heart.  I then used two different Silhouette flower cuts to create my bouquet.  Note - the flowers are very similar to those on the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge so you could use your Cricut to create a similar project.  Instead of leaves I used green hearts as leaves.

I used wooden kabob skewers as stems for the flowers.  I inserted the the skewers through the bottom of the flowers, adding a bit of hot glue to hold them in place.  I then curled the edges of the leaves and wrapped the pointed end of the leaf/hearts around the skewer.  

Above is one final look at the lock box and below is a look at the entry table and part of the mirror.  The mirror is a section of an antique door with a mirror inserted in the panel.  The antique door handle is holding a lace scarf and the other hooks hold whatever I put on them.  To complete the antique look, I use antique linens on the entry table (which looks a bit cluttered right now).

Thank you for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with another new project to share.  Remember you only have two more days to order the Close to my Heart January Stamp of the Month set!!


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The January Stamp of the Month is called Happy Valentine's. It is a beautiful seven piece stamp set that is prefect for cards, scrapbook page layouts, and tags.

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  1. Pretty!! Love the flowers! Lee-Ann :)

  2. Susan, your flowers look so pretty on your so cute heart box.

  3. WOW! Your flowers are gorgeous!

  4. OMG! this is just darling! Fabulous find and so sweetly adorned. xxD

  5. Looks like I need to go to HL and have a look see around! lol I love this box!! And the added roses look so fabulous! I love it hanging off your mirror-beautiful, just beautiful!