Happy happy joy joy! Whoop for red, pink and white!
I love Valentine’s Day so much that I can’t help myself. I am driven to come up with new ways to decorate every year. This year I decided to add some whimsy to the mantle by making some giant red dice with white hearts for the “dots”. It was a quick, super easy (FREE!!) project.
I cut some scrap 4x4s into blocks, sanded them a little and spray painted them red. 5 Minutes tops.
Then I borrowed my friend Sara’s heart punches and made some little white hearts with plain cardstock. The best kind of friends lend you their punches (gee, I hope Sara isn’t expecting some Valentine’s Day blocks as a thank you).
I just glued the hearts right on there.
Then I got the easiest idea of stringing a word between the dice……LOVE. So I made a paper clip chain. Elementary school style.
And stapled the ends of the chain to the dice. Hang with me here….it will make sense in a second.
I had these fabulous candlesticks that I got on clearance at Target that were begging to be used for this project. Just set the dice up on them….doesn’t get any easier than that!
After I glued my Cricut letters to each card I simply used a safety pin to punch a little hole in the tops of the cards then slide a paper clip through. Clip them onto my fancy chain….done. BAM!
I pulled a few more cards from the deck (sorry kids….I hope no one wanted to play Go Fish today) and used tape to make a little house of cards. Seriously elementary school.
I recently bought a roll of tickets from the superstore, so to finish it off I pulled off a long strip of tickets and punched hearts out of it.
And we’re done! I heart my mantle dice and card decor.
It makes me happy every time I see it!
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