This is my latest project. For a long time I have been looking for a large map of the Netherlands, but I could never find one I liked, so I made my own. I have been spending a lot of time cutting out everything and trying to glue everything down just right. It might not be perfect, but it is good enough for now. I still want to do something to the background because the plain white is bugging me. I just don't know what yet. The map could also use a better frame, but that can wait. I also need to find a place for this to hang.
Now that the Christmas decorations are down, it is time to make some Valentine's Day decorations to put up! I have seen some in the store, but it is much more fun to make your own. So here is how I made my sweet heart wreath. First you need a hoop (the one I used had about a 7 in diameter), 7 big wooden hearts, 8 small wooden hearts, paint, glitter, ribbon, and some hot glue. I took all my hearts and painted them a solid color and then went back over them and made some patterns or outlined them. I thought they were looking a little boring so I went back and put some glitter on random ones. Then I went around and hot glued the big ones and tried to make them as evenly spaced as possible. Then I hot glued the smaller ones on top of the bigger hearts, tied some ribbon, and then hung on my door!