HEART NAIL ART

HEART NAIL ART DIY | westover manor

It’s the home stretch to Valentine’s Day, so I figured we should wrap it up with a little nail art.
I am way into nail polish at the moment… mostly because it’s the only thing keeping me from obsessively biting my nails, like usual. I’ve gone almost a full month without taking my nails down to the numbs, so I am very pleased to be able to show them off to you today!

tools //
Nail File
Paint brush with a pointy tip
Red & White nail polish
Base coat
Top coat

how to //
Begin by sculpting your nails with the nail file.
Paint on your base coat, followed by one to two coats of red nail polish. Ensure that the red is very dry so it won’t accidentally get in your white nail polish.
Using the paint brush make a V shape with the white nail polish.
Go over the V a few times to fill it in, or carefully wiggle the paint brush a bit to give each half of the V a thicker, more heart shaped look.
Allow the heart to dry and paint on your top coat.

STEPS

Happy Valentines Day!

just love // kelly

PS – Find a few valentine’s day themed desktop wallpapers over here.

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ROLLED FABRIC FLOWERS

ROLLED FABRIC FLOWERS DIY | WESTOVER MANOR
I bought some fabric awhile back to make a skirt.
Like, eight months ago type of a while back.
We’ve since, had our twins 12 weeks early, moved, and gotten caught up in life.
Plus, my amazing seamstress neighbor who volunteered to help me
is now an hour away, in good traffic,
and we have yet to make a date to finish our project – entirely my fault.
So in the mean time… I figured I could spare a few strips of fabric for a
fun and funky headband of sorts.
Tools //
A few strips of fabric – 24″+
Hot glue + glue gun
Iron
How To //
1. Tear/Cut your strip of fabric.
*24″+ makes for the best sized flowers*
2. Fold the strip in half & iron it flat.
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3. Tie a knot at one end.
4. Begin by wrap/twist/wrapping your strip around the knot.
*the looser the wrap the larger the flower.
I tucked the tail in as I went, you can trim it too.*
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5. Use a bit of hot glue as you wrap/twist/wrap to hold the shape.
6. Wrap until you’ve used all the fabric.
*I folded the last bit of fabric at the end
onto the back to make a smooth-ish surface.
Very scientific, eh?!*
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7. Add a felt backer and a pin and wear it as a broach,make a few and use them as a headband…
The sky is the limit!
*I used the hot glue to affix these to a piece of lace*xoxo
SEVENROLLED FABRIC FLOWERS DIY | WESTOVER MANOR

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HANDMADE HEART STAMP VALENTINES

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Today the Q dude made his heart stamped valentines. We made three in all, one for Grandma & Grandpa, one for Nana & Papa and one for Daddy-o. We ran out of steam at the end and didn’t get to string the ribbon through the top of these, but you can imagine how cute that will look.

Tools //
Toilet Paper Roll
Tape
Paint
Ribbon
Scissors – for the ribbon
Construction or Printer paper

HANDMADE_VALENTINES
HEARTSTAMP

How To //
1. Start with the toilet paper roll
2. Fold it in half and crease it
3. Open the roll back up and push the center of one side down until it touches the other side
4. Tape the now heart shaped roll so it keeps its shape
5. Make sure you have the shape you want, otherwise re-adjust and re-tape.
6. Lay out your computer/construction paper
7. Pour a thin layer of paint into a bowl
8. Show your little one how to dip the paint
9. And stamp it
10. Set them loose &
Let ‘em go!

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Extras //
We’ll be using a hole punch at the tops of these to add some glitter ribbon.
I’m planning on helping Quinn write his name on these for that little extra touch of love.

xoxo

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HIP HANDMADE HEART STREAMERS / A TUTORIAL

HIP HANDMADE HEART STREAMERS | Westover Manor

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Well, I’m doing it. I’m actually decorating for a holiday.
Insert Audible gasp here
I decided it was about time I started doing crafty things and things with crafts with the kiddos. It’s great for fine motor skills and family bonding time and all that jazzy jazz stuff. Have I already said this? I feel a bit repetitive lately.

Plus, it makes the house feel all nice and cozy and cutesy and we could use a little cozy and cutesy around here. It is a lovely little holiday that silly St. Valentines day.

I stayed up way too late Friday night – like 4:30am! – finishing up the second season of Downton Abbey. Hot dang that show is amazing. I’d almost forgotten. Now I’m all caught up and recording the second episode of season 3. Am I like the only person in the states who hasn’t watched the whole third season online yet? I’m taking my dear sweet time so that I can savor every last minute of the Mathew and Mary drama. And Mr. Bates! Oh poor Mr. Bates. Whatever will become of him? Shhhhh, don’t tell me.

I used a Plain and Simple magazine for these and truth be told it felt a little sacrilegious tearing one of those little Martha beauties into little heart shaped bits. But I liked the texture of the pages the best out of all the magazines I had in the house. I’ve seen these made with book pages, but that would really truly feel sacrilegious.

HEART STREAMERS

Tools//
String
Scissors
Magazine Pages
Hole Punch

steps1 | westover manor

How To//
Tear out a dozen or so magazine pages.
Fold in half, then half again.
Trim the uneven edges and cut open the folded edge.
Fold in half one more time.
Trim out your heart shape.

steps2 | westover manorPunch two holes in the center of the heart.
Sew the string through the holes.
Tie each heart off with loose knots, large enough so the holes won’t slip through.
Hang and enjoy!

VALENTINES DAY | westover manor

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