festive decor: valentine’s bunting
My home always seems so glum after the Christmas decorations are done, so the last few winters I’ve transitioned through the season by keeping a bit up, swapping out the more festive pieces for more seasonal accoutrements. Case in point on my fireplace mantel: the vintage glass Christmas balls went in the cupboard in favour of foraged pine cones.
I don’t normally decorate for Valentine’s Day, but this year a trip to Dollarama inspired this cheery DIY heart bunting project that I added to the mix. Perhaps the descriptor project is a little inappropriate and lofty as it was truly straight-forward garland to make – simply stringing a ribbon through the lacy bits of the hearts. And inexpensive – the pack of pink, white, and red foam hearts was $2 and the spool of brown grosgrain ribbon was a dollar.
The biggest investment of time came when I realized, upon opening the package, that only the heart at the top of the stack had all the tracery punched through, leaving me to do the rest by hand one evening – made easier and rather therapeutic with a glass of red wine in hand and a chick-flick on the tube.