2 1/2″ wooden doll heads (that’s what the wooden balls are labeled; they also have a flat bottom)
1″ drill bit
Air plants (mine bought from here)
1. Mark the top center of your wooden ball and proceed to drill your hole going about 3/4″ deep into the ball. I hand this to my husband to do.
2. Decide if you want to paint an even bottom section or want the color to go on diagonally, then tape off the top of the wooden ball to designate the area to be painted. Make sure the tape is securely on and proceed to painting on your color. I did one coat of paint on my pot and allowed it to dry completely before applying the second coat (I did two coats total). Allow to dry completely before removing the tape.
3. Place air plant inside the top and voila… you’ve got a cool air plant pot! Bird & Feather, so if you’re not a DIY-er, you could just pick one up from them. It’s just another fresh and modern way to display air plants. I shared about how I like to display them on rocks in this post. Air plants are so great because they really are so easy to maintain. I keep mine in a bright spot and gather them all in a bowl of water once a week to soak for about 10 minutes. Afterwards, I let them dry completely on a towel before putting them back in their designated spots. I’ve neglected a couple once before and they ended up drying out, but they look cool dried out too. Though, a dried out one probably won’t look that cool in this color blocked pot!
Sweetheart Felt Hair Clip Template (in case you want to use the same size I made)
Small scraps of wool felt fabric
1 1/2″ – 2″ snap clips (or whatever size is appropriate for the sweet head you’re making this for)
Coordinating embroidery floss
Hand sewing needle
Decorative trim (optional)
Chenille stems in various Valentine’s Day colors (would definitely look cute and modern in black and white!)
1.Take one stem and fold in half.
2. Connect the two ends by intertwining together.
3. Bend connected ends downward to form the heart shape.
4. Insert another chenille stem through the heart and repeat steps 1-4 until you’ve created your desired length for the heart chain.this chenille stem garland I did a couple years ago, and thought it would easily work for Valentine’s Day with hearts. This project is totally easy for the kids to get involved too!
Crepe paper streamers in various colors
Floral wire (a roll of 30 gauge floral wire from the craft store did the job for this project)
White floral tape
1. Fold 2.5″ of crepe paper over and cut out your heart. Be sure to not cut out the bottom of the heart as you will want two hearts to be attached together at the bottom (see photo). Cut out about 12 – 15 hearts in various colors. this crepe paper floral crown we did awhile back. this awhile ago, I’ve always wanted to spray paint a basket silver. The only problem is I would always forget to buy metallic silver paint every time I went to the hardware store, but a week ago my memory was working properly, and I finally picked up a can. Thus, I took a basket we already had, taped off where I wanted to color block it, and then went to town spraying. I let the first coat dry completely, which took about an hour, and then I sprayed it again. All it took was two coats and my basket now has a little more personality!