Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. For me, the entire day is about letting the people in my life know and feel that I love them. This includes my kids, husband, and extended family.
It’s also the first holiday after Christmas that I can use as a theme for my decorating. This year I chose pink as my “seasonal winter color” and it just happened to work quite well with Valentine’s Day.
My favorite holiday to decorate is Christmas (by far!). I create Christmas vignettes all throughout my home, including the kitchen, the entry hall, on side tables in the dining room, the living room, the family room, and on the front and back porches. I have vignettes all over my home, literally everywhere.
Look at the vignettes I have already created for my winter theme and Valentine’s Day. I create a little pop of pink in each room.
Today, I am sharing the Valentine’s Day vignette I created in my dining room. I created a vignette using DIY to make fabric valentine hearts out of both fabric and felt and the Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies, apothecary jars, one of my favorite Rae Dunn plates, some organza ribbon and a cute white pitcher with faux flowers.
Let’s start with, what is a vignette? Simply put, it is a small group of objects placed together. What is wonderful about creating a vignette is that you can add a little holiday to a room or space in your home without having to decorate your entire home!
I love to create small holiday vignettes because they are an affordable way to add a warm feeling to any room with just a sprinkle of the holidays. The trick to creating a vignette is to keep it small and focused.
For my Valentine’s Day vignette, I focused on color and shape. I love my Rae Dunn “Love” plates, so I knew I wanted to use one of those. I am newly obsessed with apothecary jars so wanted to use those also.
I had made the fabric valentine hearts a couple of years ago and use them each year when I create Valentine’s vignettes. I also made some out of felt to add some additional texture and color. Be sure to scroll down for the DIY.
Earlier this week I made the adorable Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies and thought they would be perfect to add to the vignette for a little sweetness (pun intended).
And finally, I added the faux flowers in a cute white pitcher to complete the vignette. When creating a vignette, I start with some core objects and then build from there, adding and taking away until I love it.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Styling a vignette should be fun. Start your vignette by grouping items according to things like; similar colors, textures, themes (like a holiday) or choosing items that contrast against the rest of the room.
First, find items that fit your theme. Your theme can be a color, season, holiday, or just about anything. Find a location where the items will look best. Most of my vignettes are on tables or countertops. When you create the vignette, use objects in odd numbers and vary the height. You can use books or cake stands to vary the heights. Also, try to create depth and vary the texture of your objects.
The word “vignette” can mean a short literary sketch, or a technique you apply to photos. But in decorating, a vignette is a small grouping of objects that creates a pleasing focal point and “tells a story”.
What You Need to Make This Craft
- Assorted fabrics (scraps are good for this!)
- Embroidery Floss or Thin Yarn
- Large needles
- Dried Lavender
- Pillow stuffing
I made these hearts with some friends of mine. My friend Debra Hall brought vintage fabrics that were left over from the pillows she sells on Debra Hall Lifestyle. I was immediately drawn to the pink/red fabric as well as all of the neutral fabrics. All of the fabrics I used were cotton or linen.
How to Make Valentine Fabric Hearts
Crafting Level: Easy
Step #1 – Cut out the Hearts
Cut out a heart pattern. Be sure to fold over your paper and cut out half of the heart on the fold. This will ensure that the heart is even on both sides.
I made two different sized heart patterns. You can also sew a heart on top of a heart if you want!
Step #2 – Stich the Hearts
Sew along the outside of the heart, about 1’4″ from the edge with a running stitch. You can try to sew even stitches or not, both will look great. Stop stitching when you have about one inch left to stitch.
Step #3 – Fill the hearts.
You can fill the hearts with dried lavender, polyfill, or anything you want. I filled the small ones with lavender and the larger ones with polyfill. Once filled, continue stitching the heart and knot on the back to secure.
This really is an easy craft. I hope you will make some of these for Valentine’s Day.
Links to the Items Shown in This Post
I teamed up with some of my blogger friends and look at these incredible vignettes that they created:
9 Valentine’s Day Vignette Ideas
Tiered Tray Decor Ideas // Happy Happy Nester
Subtle Valentine’s Day Shelf Decorating Ideas // Life Is Better At Home
DIY LOVE Tea Towel // The DIY Mommy
Valentine’s Day DIY Vignette // My 100 Year Old Home
Be Mine Valentine Mantel Ideas // Tatertots & Jello
Vintage Valentine’s Day Vignette // Seeking Lavender Lane
Valentine’s Day Mantel // Modern Glam
Neutral Vignette // Craftberry Bush
Adding Subtle Valentine Touches to the Kitchen // Lemon Grove Lane
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