Monday, January 21, 2013

Valentine Week: Postage Garland!

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It's Valentine Week ya'll, and I'm starting the week with an adorable (and easy) garland made (mostly) with Martha Stewart materials bought in the craft section of Meijer.
After several failed attempts to photograph this garland in its entirety, (it is hanging in front of a multi-faceted mirror...photography nightmare!)  I decided to put my cute, little mug front and center...

 
It all started when I fell in love with the package of little polka dot envelopes & pink scalloped note cards at Meijer (right).  I admired them, studied them, (probably rubbed them on my cheek), and then put them back on the shelf; unsure of how I could use them. 
 
As soon as I left the store I immediately regretted not buying them.  Do you ever suffer from Non-Buyers Remorse?  (Just made that term up, but I suffer from NBR it on a regular basis.)
 
 I went back to Meijer the very next day and snatched up the envelopes & note cards and cute little heart cutouts.  I found the baker's twine in the dollar section at Target, and I used a gold paint marker to write messages on each piece.
 
 
 
This postage garland is so cute and only took me about thirty minutes (or less) to assemble!
 
Make sure to come back tomorrow for more Valentine fun!
 
Have a good day! :) 
 
TDC Before and AfterHouse of Rose

23 comments:

  1. How super cute! Love these polka dot and scallop notecards too and love how you used them!

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  2. This is such a sweet idea! I'm always looking for a cute way to leave my hubs love notes!! So cute!

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  3. I absolutely love this!! What a sweet Valentine's decoration!

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  4. really sweet! so cute!!! and love those envelopes!

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  5. and... love that the security code is no longer there. posting a comment was just a 1000 times easier. :)

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    1. Ha! It was so easy to fix, I can't believe I didn't do it earlier! :)

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  6. I wouldn't be able to walk away from those envelopes either!! Great little garland what a lovely place to write lovey-dovey little notes to the family.<3

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  7. Very cute, April. I've always loved polka dots too.

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  8. Those are the cutest envelopes! That would be great for writing little love notes to the husband for Valentine's Day.

    I'm your newest follower!

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  9. Love this! I think I especially like how it's a little different from your average banner...(And of course the polka dots are super cute!)

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  10. I'm always looking for different ways to decorate for holidays and there are so many garland's out there but this is the first postage one I've seen and it's too cute! And super simple which is a must for most projects of mine.

    lisasalwayshomemade.blogspot.com

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  11. this is so cute. would love to feature it at my blog: bestbuntingontheblock.blogspot.com
    would that be okay?

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  12. Another SUPER CUTE Valentine project here! Love it!! Pinning & Subscribing :)

    Your Newest Follower :),
    Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  13. So cute! I never would have thought of using little cards and envelopes as decoration!

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  14. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  15. SUPER CUTE, April! I love this adorable garland!!

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  16. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured tomorrow!
    I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, and join me tomorrow evening for Make the Scene Monday #59!

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  17. I love that you can write little notes to your loved ones on these!

    Stopping by from Thrify Decor Chick's before/after party.

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  18. Hi April - You had me at polka dots. And hearts. I love this idea! Thank you for linking up to the Peace, Love, and Chocolate party and for your support of this great cause. Hugs, Holly

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