Only recently did I finally take down our outside Christmas lights... including the wreath on the door.
We had way too much snow.
Then it was way way to cold.
But now that is done and I have quickly moved onto Valentine's Day.
I could not figure out what I wanted to make to hang on the door.
A foam heart wrapped in red yarn? Cute but time consuming.
A heart pompom wreath? Again time consuming.
So very rare day, I was at the craft store alone (What? I know!) and I saw nothing inspiring in the Valentine's section.
I almost walked away with only what I went in for. (Again, what?)
But at the last minute I picked up this wooden heart.
Really what sold me was the fact that it already had a string attached. Simple things, right?
I came home alone to the house, unloaded shopping bags and then stared at this heart on the table.
Now was this time to do something creative. I wasn't limited by nap time and didn't need to worry about an extra set of little hands helping.
But I had nothing.
So I headed into my craft closet
mess and waited to be inspired. Nada.
I dug around for some red paint and also grabbed a bottle of white, just because.
It wasn't until I started mixing colors and trying to make a good shade of pink, that the ombre trend hit me.
I was simple. Dark to light. Just keep adding white.
No real rhyme or reason to it.
Just perfect for Valentines Day!