Monday, January 28, 2013

Simple Doily Garland {And my Shop Grand Opening!}

Well, we're back from Ohio. It was wonderful visiting with our family, since we didn't go home at Christmas, but it's great to be home! The cold and I are not friends, and the 8 degree weather that we experienced for most of our trip was a bit depressing. It's nice to be able to come home to sunshine and almost 80 degree temperatures, that's for sure! :)

I finally took down our Christmas decorations over the week (hey, don't judge!), and now the house is looking a little bare. So, I decided it was time to get ready for Valentine's Day. :)

My first project was this simple, doily garland. It took me about 15 minutes to make and cost a total of $2. That's my kind of craft, folks!

Here's what you need to get started:

1 package heart doilies
1 package small white doilies
bakers twine

I found these packs of doilies in the Dollar Section at Target for $1 each. Score! I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but I knew that they were going home with me. The red and white baker's twine I all ready had.

I love the sweet designs on this red doily. It's even imprinted with the word "love" in the center. :)

I simply strung the doilies through the twine, alternating the red and the white ones as I went.

And that, my friends, is it. It's the perfect addition to our mantel and all ready our house is feeling more festive!

I love simple projects like this that turn out so beautifully in the end. :)

Now, onto some exciting news!

I finally opened my Etsy Shop, 8th Street Bridge!! It went live yesterday morning. My emotions are all wrapped up in a mixed bundle of thrilled, anxious and happy. :)

Here are some of the items I have listed for sale right now:

What do you think? I would be happy if I only ever got one sale! Ha ha! I'm just so proud of myself for realizing my dream, not giving up and finally getting this shop out into the world. :)

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another Valentine's Day project!

Happy Monday, friends! :)

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