Jan 142016
 
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It’s only mid-January, but I have Valentine’s Day on my mind already. I am a big fan of the holiday. I don’t really get all caught up in the hype of it, but I do like to have an excuse to get a little romantic with my husband and rekindle our relationship.

John and I never go out to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but we always have a really nice dinner at home that we cook together, with wine, candles, etc. We usually do something fun like play a board game and then watch a movie together. It’s so nice to spend the evening just relaxing and bonding.

I don’t usually decorate the house for the holiday, but we bought our house in May last year, and I was thinking of making some sort of decoration that I could put out year after year to celebrate that. As I was browsing Etsy, I came across a really cute Valentine’s Day sign that said “Love Lives Here” on it and I fell in love with it.

Later in the day, I went shopping at AC Moore with my sister, and as soon as I saw this unfinished wooden craft house with that little picket fence, I knew what I wanted to do with it.

Wooden Craft House

Here are the supplies I grabbed from AC Moore:

SUPPLIES:

  • Unfinished wooden craft house
  • Small wooden heart
  • Red heart embellishment
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brushes of assorted sizes, including one for fine detail work
  • Apple Barrell acrylic paints in flag red, bimini blue, white and black
  • Valentine’s Day themed scrapbook paper
  • Black sharpie

Love Lives Here Decorative House Craft

The first thing I did was paint the whole house. I painted the walls in flag day red, the trim, window and pieces on the door white, the door bimini blue, and the chimney black.

Next, I measured the sections of the roof and cut out pieces scrapbook paper just a tad wider than the sections so they would overhang a little.

I glued the scrapbook paper pieces onto the roof sections with mod podge.

Love Lives Here Decorative House Craft

Next, I wrote “Love Lives Here” on the fence with a black sharpie and added a heart embellishment on the door where the knob should be.

Love Lives Here Decorative House

I had painted a wooden heart white, and tried to write our last name and the year we bought our house, but I couldn’t get it to look quite right, so I printed it out on some paper and glued it onto the heart instead.

I am really pleased with how cute this little decorative house came out, and it’s something I can look forward to setting out year after year!

Love Lives Here Decorative House

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  6. Oh my gosh. That is too cute. I love it!

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  8. I love it :)

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