Recently I was invited to share a creative crafts tutorial over at It’s Overflowing.  My mind was spinning with so many possibilities, but finally I settled on these Easy DIY Dangling Beaded Heart Ornaments.  I know, that’s a mouthful!


Beaded Dangling Hearts :: Valentine Craft Decor :: Valentine Mantel ::


As you know, I always enjoy sharing projects that are low or no cost and require just a few items.  I love these dangling beaded heart ornaments because they are a great example of using whatever you have on hand and turning it into something truly extraordinary.

Here, the are making an appearance on my valentine mantel.  

To see how I used them in home decor for the guest post and the full tutorial, pop on over to Aimee’s “house.

There’s still time to make some dangling beaded heart ornaments to hang all over your house, too!



And now, on to our Extraordinary Link Party….


Thank you so much for joining in the fun here.  Each week I am amazed at the creativity and talent.

Love is in the air this week….can you feel it?  To celebrate and spread the love around….please take time to visit and comment on the posts of the people immediately preceding your link(s) in the party.  And….look for someone who has shared something in the same vein as you, ie…furniture makeover…find another furniture makeover, or recipe….find another recipe…and visit that blog…you just might make a new friend.  Try to visit and comment on at least three.  What a great opportunity to love “on” someone else.  You just might make their day.  And you will feel even better because of it.

I can’t wait to see what you’ve linked up this week.


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Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline    ~   Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday
Stephanie Chan from The Silly Pearl    ~    Diane from An Extraordinary Day


Features from Last Week’s Party


My Picks….

I confess…I love home decor and seeing what you do to make your homes a beautiful sanctuary for your family and friends.  You can be assured that those are posts I am most looking forward to each week.

This week Terry’s stairwell caught my eye.  Her new wainscoting is gorgeous!  I love black and white and I love how dramatic her stairway now looks with the white steps and spindles, and black stair rails.  Isn’t it amazing what a little paint can do? What a great makeover!

 Stairwell Reveal ~ Forever Decorating

Stairway Reveal by Forever Decorating :: A Project Inspire{d} feature at

Open House: Bedroom  ~ Delineate Your Dwelling

Amy gave us a tour of her friend’s lovely bedroom.  You’re going to love her view!

Bedroom Tour from Delineate your Dwelling ::  Project Inspire{d} feature at

It’s the little details that make life extraordinary and Carolyn does those little details so well.  I love the elegant simplicity of the Seeded Eucalyptus tied around the outside of a votive holder.  Perfect as a single votive.  I can see several lined down the middle of the table for a special dinner, too.

Seeded Eucalyptus Votive ~ Carolyn’s Homework ~

Eucalyptus Votive from Carolyn's Homework :: a Project Inspire{d} feature at

I love wreaths that aren’t exactly wreaths.  Maybe you can come up with a catchy non-wreath name.
This a-door-nment is too cute.

Foam & Paper Heart Wreath ~ Little Miss Celebration

Foam Paper Heart Wreath by Little Miss Celebration :: A Project Inspire{d} feature at


Mary Beth’s Pick….

This is such a sweet valentine that can be enjoyed all year long.  It’s beautiful.

Vintage Button Heart  by Carolyn’s Homework 

Vintage Button Heart by Carolyn's Homework :: A Project Inspire{d} Feature at




Malia’s Pick…

Nutella stuffed anything would be delicious….but these look amazing!

Nutella Stuffed Vanilla Cupcakes ~ TitiCrafty

Nutella-stuffed-Vanilla-cupcakes-Topped-with-Chocolate-covered-Strawberry-Recipe by TitiCrafty :: A Project Inspire{d} feature at


Malia also put together a fabulous round-up of 14 Valentine’s Crafts

14 Valentine Crafts - Project Inspire{d} Round-up



Stephanie’s Pick…

Fans of Pride and Prejudice will flip for this beautiful printable quote.

 Mr. Darcy – Free Printable  Quote ~ Bigger Than the Three of Us

Mr. Darcy Printable quote from Pride and Prejudice from Bigger Than Three of Us :: A Project Inspire{d} feature at



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A few things to remember:
  • Link up your awesome {family friendly} creations ~ crafts, recipes, DIY, projects, tips ~ etc.
  • Please link to a specific post on your blog.
  • Then, link back to this post and share that you joined the party.
  • If you wish to add these pin-worthy images to your Pinterest Board, be sure to click on the photos or the links above each photo which will take you to the original source.  Just a bit of the golden rule and pin etiquette.
  • By linking up to Project Inspire{d} you are giving the 4 blogs, listed above, the right to feature one of your photos on all of our social media outlets and blogs.
  • Links will be pinned to our boards and the Project Inspire{d} Party Board throughout the week and can be seen there.
  • Click on lots of links and leave some extraordinary comments on posts you adore!
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  1. Thanks for hosting Diane, and great features! Have a good week!

    • Diane says

      I love having you pop by with your lovely inspiration Cathy!!
      Hope your week is off to an extraordinary start! [hugs]

  2. I love It’s Overflowing! I’ll be sharing a craft on her blog later in March and I’m so excited! In fact I was just working on that post today. Nice to see you’re guest posting there too! Small world! Thanks for hosting a lovely party Diane!

    • Diane says

      I’ll be looking forward to your post there. 🙂
      Hope your week is off to an Extraordinary start!

  3. Thank you for hosting! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  4. Yayyyy Thanks so much for featuring my nutella stuffed cupcakes!!!! XOXO

  5. Thanks so much for the party. Your beaded hearts are just beautiful! ~Deborah

  6. Hi Diane! Thank you so much to you and the ladies for hosting the party, and for featuring my Foam & Paper Heart Wreath. What a sweet surprise and start to the day! 🙂 Have a happy Tuesday and a wonderful week!

    • Diane says

      Yay!!! My heart is happy to make your heart happy!
      It’s really a cute project…I bet you smile every time you open the door. 🙂

  7. Love your dangling hearts, especially as a book marker! Too sweet.

  8. What a wonderful treat to be featured on your beautiful blog. I’m so thrilled you liked my simple Eucalyptus Votive. Thank you so much ~ wishing you a wonderful and creative week my friend.

    • Diane says

      Carolyn…you are so talented.
      It’s a pleasure to bless you!

  9. Dee says

    Your Valentine’s hearts are so pretty.

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Dee!!
      Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  10. Mel says

    Yup…the beads and buttons just add to the cute factor!! And these can hang around past the 14th, they’re so cute. And I gluten free goodies and more cute STUFF below. More ideas to investigate!!

    • Diane says

      You bet!! That was part of the reason for choosing that color scheme and pattern. 🙂 A little hint toward Mary Engelbreit. Thanks Mel!! 🙂 Have fun exploring!


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