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Sunday, February 10, 2013

A New Valentine Tradition and a Giveaway!


  I'm so excited to be guest posting for The Wood Connection today!  Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so I thought I'd share a fun project to celebrate the day of love. This year I decided to start a new tradition with my 2 year old daughter. I thought how fun it would be for her to wake up Valentine's morning with a little decorated chair all her own stacked with valentine cards, a small book and treats. Who wouldn't want to wake up to that?!

I COMPLETELY spaced taking step by step photos of the process ( I get into this crafting "zone" and can't stop!) but it was a fairly quick and easy project and I'll show you exactly what I did.

Supplies from The Wood Connection-
wood doll chair
three wood pennants
ivory acrylic paint
X O X wood letters
wood heart
scrapbook paper
ribbon and bakers twine

Craft supplies-
 Adhesive-Xyron Mega Runner
tulle

I painted the entire chair using ivory acrylic paint and let it dry.  I then tied a piece of tulle around the front of the chair and tied it in a knot on the back of the chair. I tied several pieces of  ribbon and bits of bakers twine onto the tulle. 


I glued the cherub wings onto the back of the chair and let them dry.  
From the Carta Bella Devoted collection, (available at The Wood Connection) I cut out  "Love" from the sheet of paper and glued it on top of the cherub wings.



I then cut several strips of paper from a sheet of paper and adhered them to the chair.


Here's the sheet of paper I used for decorating the front of the chair (also available at The Wood Connection) This paper was perfect because all you have to do is cut along the lines and you'll have several different colors and patterns to decorate your chair.


Next, I covered a large wooden heart with red polka dot paper and attached it to the front of the chair. I then made an arrow out of paper and glued it on top of the wood heart.


With some of the leftover scraps, I made a couple little Valentine cards and wrapped bakers twine around them.
That's it for the chair! Pretty easy, wouldn't you say? :)


Now onto the Valentine banner!
Trace the three pennants onto your paper and cut out. Be sure to punch holes in each corner of the paper pennants. Adhere the paper onto the wood pennants. Trace and cut out the letters X and O and adhere them to the wood letters. Adhere the letters to the front of each pennant. Thread your ribbon through the holes and tie several scraps of ribbon in between each pennant. 


If you don't have time to make a Valentine chair, because let's face it, Valentine's will be here in a blink of an eye. You could make this project for other holidays including birthdays too! It would be so fun to put the child's name on the chair with birthday gifts stacked on top for their special day. 

I hope you've enjoyed this Valentine chair and banner tutorial. I had so much fun making it and I can't wait to see my daughter's eyes light up Valentine's morning!

Now on to the giveaway!
 The Wood Connection has generously donated a $25.00 gift certificate for one lucky reader! Simply leave a comment  and you'll be entered into the drawing. I'll pick a winner on Valentine's Day! Good luck!

(  The Wood Connection is located in Murray and American Fork, UT. They do not ship their products.  The drawing would most benefit Utah residents, people who visit Utah often, or readers willing to travel to Utah to claim their prize!  )

32 comments:

  1. I just love your valentine chair and your blog and the Wood Connection! Thank you for sharing! Maralee, mhcpecerc@yahoo.com.

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  2. Such a cute idea on the chair! My boys would love something like this! Love your blog!

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  3. Holy cow this is such a cute idea!!! I have been to The Wood Connection tons of times and never even noticed doll chairs... I will now! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win :)

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  4. Freaking adorable!! Wood Connection ROCKS!!

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  5. This is so darn cute!! I just may have to go and find a cute chair at the DI and do it myself! Thanks for the idea. And thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate to The Wood Connection. Love them!

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  6. so cute! I love the Idea of making a special birthday chair! I think I'm going to go visit The Wood Connection today!

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  7. This is such a cute idea! Love this!

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  8. This is such a great idea! I'm so going to have to make this! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Super cute. love it and love wood connection.

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  10. So cute!!! What a great idea, and looks super easy! I love the wood connection and I am a regular customer! I just can't stay away!

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  11. Very creative, I love it! Thank you for sharing!

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  12. I feel like I am always over at the wood connection! Your craft is awesome! I would have never thought of doing that, thank you so much for sharing and giving inspiration! It looks wonderful!

    danigeddes@ymail.com

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  13. What a creative Valentine decoration I love it. Thank you for sharing.

    Lenina Fitzjarrell leninafitzjarrell93@gmail.com

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  14. Oh I love them I would love to win!!

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  15. Super cute idea I was at the wood connection over the weekend and noticed these chairs for the first time. I would love to win. Thanks Tiffany thetiffers@yahoo.com

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  16. I love the colors you picked! So cute.

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  17. Love it! I need to win so i can get a little Holiday decor in my house :)

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  18. I need cute stuff like this in my house! I would love to win the giveaway...thanks for the chance!

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  20. WAY too cute! I love all the ideas you had especially making it a birthday chair! I am SO doing that!
    ashlei.thompson@gmail.com

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  21. I think that your chair turned out so cute!

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  22. So glad that I came across your blog! You have such cute ideas and fun stuff. I absolutely love the little chair. It is adorable!!

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  23. I love the Wood Connection, so glad they opened their store in American Fork - I get to go more often now. The chair is so cute. I have a sweet little granddaughter that would love it. Will have to think of a way to make one for a boy too.

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  24. Adorable! The Wood Connection is great! I love the banner! The little embelishments on the chair are so cute!

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  25. This is the cutest idea ever!!!!

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  26. This is the cutest idea ever!!!!

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