Before Christmas I posted a tutorial on how to make this papier mache Christmas cone (tutorial here).
When I made the cones for Christmas I made two with stars and one with a heart. Since Valentine's Day is approaching I thought I would use the cone embellished with a heart and decorate it for Valentine's Day.
I painted the cone white and the the heart detail red. I antiqued the cone with some watered down brown craft paint. I then added the word "Love" with some rub-on letters.
To finish the top edge I layered some crocheted lace over gathered red and white ticking fabric.
I drilled a small hole on both sides of the cone and tied on a red ribbon for the hanger.
Now it was time to fill the cone. I added some shredded paper and a stuffed fabric heart that I made out of a cutter quilt.
And a cute vintage valentine.
The finished cone.
Keeping with my "use what I have on hand" resolution, I was able to decorate the cone with things I had in my studio. But most everything was originally found at thrift stores.
And speaking of what I have on hand in my studio, when going through my vintage lace today I came across this piece.
Perfect for a Valentine's Day project. I have over 6 yards....have any good ideas??
I'm linking to some fun Friday parties:
Debra @ Common Goods for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Linda @ A La Carte for Junkin Finds Friday
Jami @ Freckled Laundry for Air Your Laundry Friday
Have a wonderful weekend.