Friday, January 14, 2011

Pink Saturday Valentine Subway Art & Garland

 

pink satHappy Pink Saturday! Click on the Beverly’s Pink Saturday Button to join the crowd. Pink Saturday is the sweetest event of the week!

Sometimes I feel like I have used up all my pinks so I am glad Valentine’s Day is on the horizon. There’s pink there for sure and I pulled off a couple of pink projects,

Just a few days ago I came across this cool and hip Blog called: 1825, written by 3 sisters who grew up at a house with 1825 as the address, and still reside in Las Vegas. They create Subway Art and this is their latest feature.All you do is download the file and order online at Costco. They are 16 X 20 prints and cost about 6 dollars each.

I wanted to keep it cheap (that’s the whole idea) and found frames at Hobby Lobby for 9.95 and they were 50% off. Great deal! Frames can be so expensive, especially this size.

Not too shabby and quite substantial for about $11 each.I think they will make great gigantic Valentine’s Day Gifts for some Sweeties out there :D

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I framed both color versions and am so pleased with how they turned out. I am picturing the framed Subway prints in homes all over Blogland!

My other project is the sweet and simple Ragamuffin Garland. This time I used Valentine ribbons with hearts and messages of love, red burlap strips, strips of fluffy white tulle and pink and red strips of whatever I had around.

I tied 4 to 6 inch strips onto a piece of twine as long as my arm. I watched TV and worked on this for about 3 hours. You have to stuff it really full so it doesn’t look scraggly. You would get crazy-bored sitting, ripping strips and tying for so long without watching TV. I watched TV guilt-free because I had a project going.

I know lots of folks have made their versions of these garlands and they’ve been around for awhile but I still just love the way they look, And, they are very inexpensive to make!

Thank you for dropping by today! I always enjoy your visit!

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12 comments:

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, I love it all! What an amazing post. Happy Pink Saturday! I'm your newest follower!
XO

Amy said...

I loved the signs. And Valentines is right around the corner. Loved your happy blog. Keep smiling

viridian said...

Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

Dru said...

Lovw your garland! Happy Pink Saturday!

Donnie said...

That is such a lovely design. Happy pink Saturday.

Tammy@beatrice banks said...

Sweet! This makes me ready for Valentines! Thanks for sharing!

thestonerabbit said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

I love your framed prints! Another blogger shared that same link recently....and she, too, had ordered the prints from Costco!

I am for sure gonna do that now...yours are great.

I also love your garland.....too cute!

Dana

Char said...

Great ideas and a very good use of ribbon. Love that garland. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Susie Jefferson said...

I love the subway prints and am off to look at the blog - the price seems very reasonable (converting to UK currency here - maths is not my strong point, lol)

The garlands - well, I've never seen one before. Amazing! Love love love the effect. I'll just have to give it a try for myself. Happy Pink Saturday!

gena said...

Oh my Goodness, that subway sign is just adorable ! LOVE it !!!!

Happy Pink Saturday !

gena

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Cindy, I really like the Valentine garland too. Thanks for stopping by to say hello.

Amanda said...

Neat Subway Art! Thank you for your visit yesterday! Have you seen the "lighted" garlands...you can tie your fabric and ribbon to a strand of twinkle lights for another fun look! It's just a bummer when the lights burn out though ;) Best Wishes and Blessings to you!
Amanda