Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine Entry & Tutorial

 I decided to add a little Valentine love to my entryway this week to brighten my spirits. 
The last few days have been pretty darn mediocre. 1) because Figgy has been sick and had to be brought to the vet and  2) dealing with frustrating issues with getting the services that my boys need.  The latter is not something that is comfortable or fun to talk about, but the reality is that my boys have special needs.  When your children have autism there are a lot of other issues, like anxiety and OCD, that sometimes go along with it. Things that require medication to function. All their doctors and therapists agree, but there are just not enough clinicians out there to prescribe. I cannot even begin to describe my frustration over this!
Anyway, on to happier things, like delicate, book page angel wings.
Only simple supplies needed for these wings. Just cardboard, a paper punch, book pages, sissors, a marker and hot glue.
Begin by tracing a wing pattern (I found several on Google) or just drawing a wing shape free hand onto cardboard. Cut the cardboard shape out and begin adding in your punched out book pages using small dabs of hot glue. I placed the glue on the crease of each cut-out to they would be standing up when placed on the wreath. Attach a piece of twine to the back of the wings to hang.  I worked on this during some free time I had over the course of a couple of days. 

You can see our new lighter wall color in this picture. So glad I repainted! 
More of my Valentine painted rocks. If you missed the original post you can find it here.

I love the texture of the book page cut-outs standing up on the wings! And this is the most fragile little mirror, but I had to have it. It's just so special!
Lastly, a small touch of red from the owl pillow and the wool tweed throw.


Linking to:

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special Skip To My Lou Keeping It Simple

Skip To My Lou Keeping It Simple