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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Shabby Valentine Bunting








I still love to make valentines, and this year I got the idea to make a quick and easy "shabby" style  bunting that reminds me of old love letters.



 I cast around thrift stores for old papers. Not only are they super cheap, but they already have the aged look that craft stores can only replicate. I used cards from an old recipe file that already had the holes punched in them, and got out my stash of ink stamping stuff. I kept to a pale design and only used faded black ink for the look I wanted.



It's very overcast, and this is all set up under a sky light in my back hall. It's all fuzzy, but I wanted the bunting to show against a blank wall.



The doilies are from a vintage box that probably came from an old restaurant supply. Each is simply folded in half, laid across ordinary string, and secured with a glue stick along the fold. I kept it simple with only a single stamp design at the center of each doily.









The old valentine candy box (vintage Nabisco) is also a thrift store find.



This is a single large stamp design already composed on a large block. I can stamp the whole thing,  as I did here. or only a portion of it somewhere else.






The cards are held in place by knotting ribbon along the string to keep the cards from slipping. I like the curl the ribbon makes coming right off the spool. I used what I had on hand, but was glad to find the  super thin pink satin and a sheeny white stripe ribbon in my stash. I knotted one of each strand together at each place with a single tie, being sure to leave random ragged lengths.










Welcome to February!

I hope it's a fun and beautiful month for you!


Jacqueline



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23 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, J- this is awesome- you nailed it perfectly with every detail - well done my friend, very very well done - romantic, soft, sweet, quiet and awesome.

Georgina Malcolm said...

Very pretty! What a perfectionist you are.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Oh, how romantic. I love this Jacqueline xx

June said...

Absolutely beautiful Jacqueline!!! I love the bunting and that heart is so, so pretty!!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How charming, Jacqueline...I love how you used the doilies...

Marilyn Miller said...

Love the bunting idea!

Sarah said...

Another sweet and creative idea from Jacqueline! This would be lovely for so many occasions.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, this is so precious! Lovely vignette with the old candy box, too. Very sweet! xx Karen

Cheryl Porada said...

Beautiful post today Jacqueline. I love Valentine's Day but hate all the cheesy merchandise that is always out there. You really captured it for me...soft, vintage, romantic. Thank you it's lovely.

Curtains in My Tree said...


I am drawn to any old papers and boxes.
Love the vintage valentine CANDY BOX WOW love it
also love your pretty paper garland string
you always have the best pictures of your creations in vignette


Pamela Gordon said...

I love the sweet garland you made. It all looks so pretty. Great ideas!

The Charm of Home said...

Oh how pretty! The Valentine candy box is beautiful! So sorry for the loss of your family members Jacqueline.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Sooo soft and lovely Jacqueline! Beautiful vintage charm. What a clever idea~ Very inspiring~ Stay warm : ) ~Karen O

Anne's Attic - Design said...

I love the banner. So romantic.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline that is just the cutest idea. If I didn't know better and had to guess, I'd say you made it. Looks just like you. Love the ribbons ties between the cards. The old candy box was a great find. It sure looks old, do you know if it is? So pretty no matter what..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Yes! The Valentine box is vintage from the Nabisco food manufacturer!

Rose L said...

I have never seen a Valentine candy box like that before. Pretty! You have some lovely pieces!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

So beautiful. Your photos always take my breath away.

Janet

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh the bunting is wonderful, love old vintage Valentine Love.
What could be any better then Balintones and romantic linens
.
Xox
Dore

Town and Country Gals said...

Jacqueline,
your bunting is so sweet and romantic, perfect for Valentines day! Love your stamps, been stamping for many years, made all our tags for our store and of course, my Xmas tags are all stamped. Your photos are gorgeous!
Happy February!
Rebecca

Pat Cantwell said...

Jacqueline,
The vintage Valentine Candy Box is exquisite, dear friend!!!
Charming Valentine Bunting!!!
Always filled with inspiring linens and things!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Jeanie said...

Your bunting is beautiful in every way and giving me all sorts of ideas I don't have time to implement for this year, unfortunately! Beautiful workmanship.

Oh, I do love this holiday!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Just popping back to let you know that I'm featuring your gorgeous Valentine bunting at Shabbilicious Friday tomorrow Jacqueline.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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