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  1. print out heart templates from here (print on cover stock or trace computer paper cut-outs onto a heavier paper and cut out).
  2. trace hearts on sheets of felt. cut out. (i used 12 paper sized sheets i bought from fancy tiger).
  3. sew hearts together in a color pattern (or random like me) of your choice. tip: sew from top down not from point up.
  4. hang with tape (or tie around small nails or pushpins) from windows or mantle or framed prints or blank wall. whatever you prefer!

tip: i would suggest sewing one long garland and then cutting-to-size as you decorate so you can have more control over length. i just sewed 10 on each strand without much thought to length and now they are all different lengths. this is fine and i’m happy about how it turned out but if i was to do it again i would try to make them a little more uniform.

what valentine’s projects are you working on? do you have posts or photos? send me the link! i’d love to check them out.

Hi, foxy readers. My name is Cora and holy smokes I’m excited that Emily invited me to guest post here!  You can find me over at Miles, Papa and Me blogging about my dreamy baby Miles Waylon Wolf, my ginger fella Steve, and all of our fun thrifting finds. Fortunately, I’m a stay-at-home mama so to keep ourselves busy and earn a couple bucks I decided to open a space at an antique mall here in our hometown of Portland Oregon. Between wrangling an active one year old and cooking dinner I try to squeeze in a little craft time a few times a week. Since the holidays are here and gift giving is approaching, I wanted to share with you a quick and easy DIY to dress up your favorite night cap.


  • cork stoppers (available on Etsy)
  • crystals (check your local rock store or bead shop)
  • hot glue gun
  • paint


  1. Start off by painting the cork a color of your liking.
  2. Once the paint has dried, hot glue the top of the cork and press the flattest side of your rock to the glue.

Voila! Super easy and fun for your holiday party!

*Feel free to keep your cork its natural color or add lace. After finishing my stoppers I realized they were too big to fit in a wine bottle, so I would definitely suggest buying tapered corks for a better fit.

Thanks so much for having me here. Come say hi over at my blog or on Instagram (username milesmama)!

thanks, cora, for spending some time here today! i love love love this project.


some shameless self-promotion:

      • new items weekly at my vintage baby clothing shop. 10% discount for a denver home companion readers. enter ADHC10 at checkout.
      • chomping on cold whole apples seems to help teething babies. need more ideas? ice cubes work great too! supervision highly advised.
      • i went to the first denver bloggers association meeting at black eye coffee. great ideas and interesting people. i’m looking forward to more meetings (and for them to update their website).
      • also, my mom made a shirt for me! like it? she sells them for $60. she also sells ramona’s famous bonnet for $25 and ramona’s darling long dresses for $30. email me for more information, if you’re interested in placing an order.
      • new hashtag on instagram: #whatramonawore (my username is eopower). i have a lot more fun dressing mo in the morning than dressing myself. it’ll be fun to have this little instagram “album” to see the different things i put her in.
      • i have a youtube channel! i dump my videos here and recently was going through them and wanted to share some of them with all of you:

do you have a youtube page? leave your username in the comments below so i can check it out!




after you’re done here, go read miles, papa and me. it’s a blog i’ve found recently that i absolutely adore. cora writes about her and her family (her hubby and little baby boy) in portland, or. they’re cute and hip and thrifty. cora is creative and writes candidly (not to mention, she is absolutely beautiful!).

a couple of weeks ago she hosted a giveaway for one of her necklaces she sells in her etsy shop. i had already snooped around her offerings and had fallen in love so i eagerly entered a comment for a chance to win. i was hoping and praying that this would be mine. i mean, there’s a difference between entering a giveaway just bc free stuff is nice and entering a giveaway bc you are seriously coveting the giveaway piece. i was coveting.

and can you believe it? i won! the gods at random.org–or however she chose her lucky number–must certainly have been looking down on me with favor that day. it arrived in the mail soon after and i haven’t taken if off since. it is so amazing. take a look (“molded from an english sparrow skull, this solid metal pendant is made from melted bullet casings which are melted down to make recycled brass”):

excuse the myspace photo op. it’s really hard to take photos of yourself with an SLR in your outstretched hands without looking like a total narcissist..


first monday of a new month! this is giveaway time, y’all. and yes, it is coffee related again. i just can’t help myself: i have awesome companies to introduce you to.

this month i’m featuring the amazing coffee from my dear friends over at huckleberry roasters. huckleberry is a local, independently-owned company (just two doors down from crema) that roasts some of my favorite coffee (their blue orchid espresso is ah-mahzing). these guys are new and their company small but already there is a growing demand in the denver area for their expertly and lovingly roasted beans. i am confident this business will be taking off in incredible ways and i’m privileged to call these craftsmen my friends.

photo by luca venter

photo by jake belvin

interested in the chance to have a bag of these (whole) beans sent to your door? please leave a comment letting us know what craft you most admire. me? i have a huge crush on carpenters. oh man, if i could build beautiful things out of wood. i’ll pick one winner on friday and post it here (usa and canada only, please).

for the record, this is not a sponsored post. i am doing this bc i love to help give exposure to small companies doing big things.