Confession...I am a Big ol' valentines sap.
Not the commercialized version, but the homemade version.
I love coming up with fun ideas.
Spending time making things for the people I love.
I get so excited thinking of them opening it. : )
Well, I went shopping for all of these supplies about a month
ago...so proud of myself for not procrastinating. ha!
Well, with all of the snow days, I have had almost zero alone time to work on them, so they are just now getting finished.
Oh well, being early is overrated anyway, right?
not too girly or to boyish and I came across these.
Who doesn't love a crazy straw!?
Heck, I am 31 and I still think they are pretty fun. ha!
I went ahead and picked them up thinking that I might be able to come up with some fun little poem or pun to go with them.
This is what I came up with...
I printed out some cards, wrote out the little diddy,
and tied it on with ribbon.
I hope they love them!
...and I hope that eventually I can get that little tune out of my head. : )
This next project was for Kennedy's class:
I know I saw this idea somewhere...maybe in a magazine,
but all I remembered was candy in the center and a butterfly shape,
so I just made up the rest.
smarties, scissors, pipe cleaners, scrapbook paper, and card stock (or some other thick paper for the template).
1. Trace the upper 1/2 of a heart onto your card stock (folded).
I tried to make sure that I measured and knew about how big I wanted it so that I could fit several butterlies on each sheet of scrapbook paper.
I did these first few to show Kennedy, but then I let her do it.
It means more & is much more fun if they make it themselves.
6. Raise the slit in the middle and put the candy in.
and then use your fingers to curl the antennae.
My Valentine's gift for Mr. Keylor. : )
I saw a really cute idea on a blog called Oopsey Daisy and LOVED it!
She made her husband a date night idea book. Genius.
I immediately knew that I wanted to do that for Dasun.
I have heard him say a zillion times,
that he has a hard time knowing what to do
for date nights.
I always say that I don't care what we do as long as we get
to get away and have fun together, but he remains stumped...
enter the DATE NIGHT IDEA BOOK!
The gift that will hopefully keep on giving!
I didn't use hers, because I wanted to tailor it to Dasun.
I went on word and created a text box,
found a font that was
cute but not too girly,
typed my first card and then copied
my text box several times to ensure that
they would all be the same size.
Then I spent some time brainstorming all of the things
that we have done in the past or might have fun doing.
I had such a good time thinking them up.
I printed them out on card stock,
backed them with scrapbook paper
and then had them laminated so they would last a long time.
After I cut them out and TRIED to punch holes in them...
grossly over estimating my upper body strength. ha!!
I finally got out the big guns and brought out this baby.
Then I ran some slicky ribbon through to keep them together
and allow them to turn easily.
Then I tied some fun ribbons, where it was already knotted.
Make sure you use the lighter to lightly melt the ends
so that they won't fray.
Then wrap it up!
If you want me to send you the files for the
Date Night Idea Book,
just do these two things:
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Oh, and here's the card I made for the front: (sorry for the horrible picture)
I know...cheesy, but I couldn't resist with these extra smarties laying around. : )
I hope he likes it! I can't wait to have our Valentines Night!
I'll leave you with a few pictures of Kennedy making her Valentines box.
I helped her with the glue because we only
had a big daddy tub of modge podge
and I drew her name, but she diddle the rest.
It was so fun to do this with her!
It brought back a lot of fun memories of my childhood. : )