I’m not typically into Valentine’s Day, but this year I’ve changed my tune a bit – I’ve discovered the color white. I think the issue the entire time has been that I’m more a blue person than a red person, and hearts and roses don’t come in blue. Then I figured out that it doesn’t have to be that way. You might be like me, so I got the idea to change it up a little bit and write about the trend of white for Valentine’s Day. It turns out it’s not really my idea. Check out this article from The Inside Source. I did a little exploration on ebay and found some craft supplies that I really liked and could incorporate into my projects.
The lacy look drew me in first. I’m all about doilies, and I didn’t realize there are heart doilies. I’m enjoying incorporating doilies into my crafts; I like the lacy look because it’s vintage – which led me to white lace. Of all the laces I looked at, I like the white daisy trim the most. These options are relatively inexpensive for adding interest to a project.
My next stop was textiles. I searched for hearts on white fabric and came up with a lot of cute selections. I love the idea of sewing something with white fabric but having those touches of red or pink to make it obviously Valentine’s Day. I’m picturing a cute dress for a little one! In the textiles section I also found white felt, which is great for accents, as well as white yarn. I now want a white yarn scarf with a little red hard embroidered on it. Luckily I can knit.
The last thing I checked out was white embellishments. I adore white crochet flowers and I have to purchase them since I can’t crochet worth a hoot. Is it weird that I can knit like a bandit but I can’t use a crochet hook? I’ve tried several times. Anyhoo, along the same lines of white crochet flowers are white rosettes, which are great for hot gluing onto a project. For some smaller and more crafty embellishments, go for white crystals or white buttons. And you know how I love buttons.
I hope I’ve helped give you some alternative ideas for Valentine’s Day crafting. Don’t feel like you have to go with red or pink as your main color – you don’t. White as just as lovable as any other color. For more ideas like mine visit The Inside Source.