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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Valentine's Day

Last year we held a Valentine's craft night and made a few fun things.  I dug them out to post for some inspiration to get me going again after all the fall and Christmas crafts.  Boy have I been burnt out, but I think I finally feel ready to craft again.  Here's what I did last year and hopefully next week, I'll have some fun things I did for this year.

These are 1x3 stud boards (real cheap) from Lowes.  They are cut at 5", 7", and 9".  Chatty Walls did the vinyl for us.  They are super easy, just paint the boards red, pink and chocolate brown, distress the edges and ink the pink board with a chocolate brown ink pad, slap your vinyl on and you're done!  They were so fun!
I think I liked doing this one more though because I tend to not like pastels much.  I cut 2x4 at 6", 4", 5", 6".  I painted the backs and sides chocolate brown and then the fronts red.  I didn't distress them this time, just to change up my normal thing.  :)  Chatty Walls did the vinyl for this as well.  Slap on the vinyl and you are done.
This was my version last year of the conversation hearts.  This year my fun group of crafting ladies are working up one that I think is so much cuter!!  But to do these, I used a 1x6 and just did 3 cuts at 6" each.  Then I used my Cricut to cut hearts out of scrapbook paper.  After you paint the blocks whatever color floats your boat, modge podge the scrapbook hearts on, then apply the vinyl in whatever conversation hearts sayings you like.  I used a staple gun and attached ribbon to hang them with.  I had made a different version of them out of 2x6 boards, so they stood as blocks instead of hanging on the walls, but I gave them away to a friend who needed them last year and had forgotten to take pictures beforehand.  Darn!  I drive myself nuts when I forget to take pictures.  But next weeks will be cuter!
This was probably the most purchased craft last year.  I think there was over 120 orders if I remember right.  It's just a fun little gift you can give to the kids teachers at school or church, friends at school, co-workers and so affordable!  I got the jars from IKEA.  They are little spice jars and come in a box of 4 for $2.99.  I bought a little homespun fabric and ripped them into strips.  Then cut some tulle and tied it around the jar.  I used Stampin Up's scalloped circle punch, the 1 1/2" circle punch and the 1" circle punch.  I found a cute heart stamp and put it on there with a pop dot and a little rhinestone in the center of the flower on the heart and suddenly you have a fun gift you can fill with candy, bath salts, or anything fun you can think of for about $1 each.   Super fun!

3 comments:

  1. I cannot say enough great things about your jars, I LOVE them! :) They really are perfect for a quick, easy treat. The kids teachers loved getting them too!

    {I need to make the Hugs, Kisses, Valentine Wishes boards, can't believe I missed those last year!}

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  2. How do I find out the fonts for the Hugs Kisses Valentines Wishes? I love them!

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    1. Hugs is "2peas Mr. Giggles", Kisses is "Good Vibrations", Valentine Wishes is "Love Light".

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