Valentine’s Day is a holiday that sneaks up on me, but I always love to add a little touch of decor to my home to celebrate. It is right in the middle of winter so a little happy color is always welcome. I also have really enjoyed all the paper scroll art with wonderful quotes that I have been seeing in the decor world lately. I thought it would be a fairly easy project to tackle myself so I did.I ordered a roll of kraft paper from Oriental Trading. It measures 14″x14′ so it was perfect for my vintage window I wanted to hang it on. With it being 14 ft in length I can also use it to decorate for other holidays. First I rolled up the top of the paper a couple of times and then stapled it together on the back where you couldn’t see it. Then I threaded a long piece of twine through the top. I determined the length I wanted for my space and then put paper clips in the bottom roll to hold it together and keep it from rolling all the way out. I didn’t cut it off as the weight of the whole roll helps it to stay down. I determined what my saying would be and how I wanted it to look. I went super simple with just “love” this time. I penciled it out and then filled it in with a sharpie. For the heart I knew I wanted a little color, so I used some chalk to fill in the body of the heart and then softened the look by rubbing the chalk with my finger. I used a pencil eraser very carefully where the chalk got on the marker line and it took it right off. If you are not a fan of free handing you could also print out script that you liked and trace that.
I hung the scroll on this vintage wood window I picked up at a thrift store a few years ago. There is a thumbtack in the back for the twine to fix to. I added some simple decor like the copper lanterns, kissing ball and pom-pom garland that I also ordered from Oriental trading.
The gold terrarium adds a touch of class to my coffee table. I made a simple vignette with the terrarium, jewels and some sparkly Valentine’s springs in a piece of homemade pottery all nestled together on a mirrored tray.
It was very simple and fun to put together. Most of the red elements that I used here I picked up at after Christmas sales for not a lot of money. After Christmas I always look for red and white decor I can use for Valentine’s or Winter decor. I also look for chocolate that can be used at Valentine’s. It tastes the same and usually looks the same once you take the outer wrapping off.
I hope this gives you some great decor ideas and also the courage to make your own DIY paper scroll art. The possibilities are endless with this craft, favorite quotes, family names, birthday celebrations, what ever your creativity can imagine.