Valentine’s Day is coming and even if I don’t manage to decorate the rest of my home with all the things, my mantle will be done!! I’m using one of our NEW kits, this sweet Valentine’s Day ticket garland and it is long enough to to fit my whole mantle!
Valentine’s Day decor is traditionally vibrant red and pink, but I LOVE to keep things neutral and soft, so that’s my plan for this sweet garland. These wood tickets would be cute stained, painted, or even decoupaged, and I’ll be painting and decoupaging mine!
Since I want to keep this banner on the neutral side the first thing I’m doing is painting each ticket. I combined Anita’s Chocolate Brown with white paint to create the color I was wanting then painted each ticket. I then dry brushed white onto each ticket to give this banner a more muted look.
Adding the Hearts…
For the hearts I plan on decoupaging the largest and painting the smaller ones. I want a softer look so I’m using some of my favorite scrapbook paper (Paper Studio Earth Tone Floral). I traced a heart onto the back of the paper 6 times and then cut them out.
Apply a coat of decoupage onto the face of each heart and allow to dry. Lay the paper hearts onto the wood hearts, cover with parchment paper, and iron on. If the paper hangs off the edges just use a small file and it comes off easily.
The small hearts will get a coat of Waverly Crimson and then white dry brushed onto them. After they are dry they are ready to be hot glued on. So simple and so sweet!!
I have to say I LOVE these colors and though I did use red, I think it maintained a subtleness. That floral paper worked perfectly too!! What do you think? If you would like to give this one a try you can find this unfinished Valentine’s Day Ticket Garland kit in our store!! Happy crafting!!