Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Crafts

So we've been crafting up a storm!  It's so very good for my let things be and just have some fun creating some things.
My littlest 3 loved this very simple and inexpensive toilet paper roll heart project.  Simply shape the roll into a heart shape and tape to hold shape. We had a separate roll for each color.


This was a project where the littlest 3 helped, as most of it was for an adult as I wanted it to look neat and tidy. :)

I found inspiration from this post.  As you can see mine is quite different than the one posted.  I really didn't want to buy any more paper and managed to find coordinating colors in my stash.

This was a project just for me!  It was fun and super easy! 

You can find the tutorial here.

I didn't use a tile.  Instead I used a canvas, covered it with paper, including the sides, using Mod Podge.  Then I stamped the "love" and applied another coat of Mod Podge.  Let dry between each coat and then attach buttons with a hot glue gun.
Morgun helped me with this project.  He did all the painting, crackle medium, and second coat.  I made my own rosettes, but wouldn't advise doing that if you don't have to.  They are a pain to make! (Not to mention the many hot glue gun burns I got!)  The benefit of making your own, is you have a greater selection for colors.  I used scrap booking stickers for the letters(again, I didn't want to buy more stuff and used what I had on hand).  The pink ribbon was something I had kicking around.  I think it originally came as the wrapping from a gift box. 

You can find the tutorial for the sign and rosettes here.

We also crafted these cute little toilet paper roll fellows.  They were fun and cost almost nothing!  Once again I used paper I had on hand.

And lastly we made these hanging heart mobiles.  They were too difficult for my youngest 2 to do on their own, but with some help they were able to make some too!

And to top it all off...we decorated a bit with window clingy thingys (lol) and a small treat box for each of my special loves!


Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!..even if you don't have a special someone to share it with!

"God loves each of us as if there were only one of us."

St. Augustine

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