Love is in the Air!

Love is in the Air: Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

RRR Blog Hop BadgeHello, Friends!  Welcome to another Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Dana Joy’s Blog.  This month, we’re getting you primed for Valentine’s Day with our “Love is in the Air” ribbon club assortment of fabulous ribbons.  Take a peeky:

Aren’t they scrumptious?  So many wonderful patterns and textures…I couldn’t wait to play with them.

Have you heard of “spoolies”?  I’ve seen these in different places on Pinterest and the web, and I think they are so cute!  Basically, you stack up a bunch of spools, bottle caps and such and decorate them to make a cute piece of home decor.  That’s what I did with these sweet ribbons.

Kathy by Design Valentine Spoolie for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design Valentine’s Spoolie for Really Reasonable Ribbon

This was such a quick and easy little bauble to make.  I painted an empty thread spool, a Prima bottle cap and a re-purposed wine cork with “Innocence” DecoArt Chalk Paint . I wrapped the spool with Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbon in pearl pink with hot pink dots. I added another row of the Hot Pink and Shocking PInk Diagonal Grosgrain Ribbon at the bottom edge of the spool.  Then I used my Zutter Bow-it-All to create a flirty hot pink bow with Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.

Kathy by Design/Valentine Spoolie

Kathy by Design/Valentine Spoolie

I glued the painted wine cork inside the Prima Bottle Cap and  filled the bottle cap with Delicate Pink Sweetheart Blossoms.  They are so sweet! I topped the wine cork with a handmade flower (Posy Patch from Heartfelt Creations) and a bit of Brenda White Crocheted Lace. I gathered more of this lace, then attached it to the back of my Valentine image.  (Authentique “Cursh”) I used one of Tim’s memo pins to secure it to the cork.

It’s a super quick, super cute little number…and I’ve put it on my mantle shelf along with my Valentine Banner…so love is in the air at my house!  Oooh-la-la!

Now comes the fun part…you get to enjoy all the beautiful “Love is in the Air” eye candy that the rest of the team has prepared for you. From here, you will hop over to visit Cherry’s Blog.  But here’s a list for you, just in case you get lost along the way:

RRR Blog –

Ginny –

Amber Milone –

Bonnie –

Karen Letchworth –

Heather Hudson –

Teresa –

Jenn –

Dana Joy –

Kathy –   You are here

Cherry –

RRR Blog –

Make sure to stop by the RRR BLOG and answer Bonnie’s question of the month so that you can win your own pretty in pink “Love is in the Air” ribbon club assortment.  And if you have not subscribed to the Ribbon Club, you can get all the details HERE.  Signing up is quick and easy…and then you will receive the ribbon club assortment every single month!  It will be like Christmas all year long!

Thanks for stopping by,






31 thoughts on “Love is in the Air!

  1. Judy B

    As usual, I am behind the times with the trends, this is the first time I have heard of a “spoolie”. I love, love this project!! Everything about it screams Happy Valentine’s day. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us.

  2. Nancy D

    That is really cute! I’ve made crafts out of one spool, but have never stacked them like that. I’m going to have give it a try. Love how it came out.

  3. Deborah S

    What a gorgeous project I had not seen this before you really show cased this months ribbons in a wonderful way!

  4. jan metcalf

    Kathy, I opened my box of goodies with my crafty friends at a mansion retreat this past weekend, Overwhelming, there was enough for all of us to share! You are too too sweet! Thank you once again. Jan
    Now off to check this new blog hop!

  5. Bonnie

    What a fun project! I would love to decorate my house with something similar for Valentine’s day. I might have to see what I can do….. 🙂

  6. Robin

    Love your little spoolie! I have noticed them across blogs and your’s is super darling! The ribbons and flowers are so perfectly pink – it just shouts, “Happy Valentine’s Day!” Very cutie-pie, my dear!

  7. Darlene Pavlick

    Uuugh … what can I say! AMAZINGLY ADORABLE! You are so dang clever … your brain must go constantly with all the creative and amazing projects you do! WOWZA girl … again I’ll say it … ‘I want to be like you when I grow up!’ … lol
    Hugs and Happy Days!

  8. Diane H

    Loving your spoolie!! Such a gorgeous and fun decor project!! And guess what, I do have LOTS of spools in my stash… just amaze me at how many beautiful projects your turn out each week, I need your energy!!

  9. heatherahudson

    This Spoolie is just too stinkin cute!! Love your big ole flower that you have it coming out of at the top….LOVE the colors!! I Really LOVE how you have all those sweet little flowers in your bottlecap….adorable!!

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