Our Homemade Valentines

I used the bird template from Martha Stewart, though I can’t seem to find that page now to link to it. I know it’s on her website somewhere!!! The birdies turned out very cute but I like what Cole did with these flocked cardboard cutouts from Hobby Lobby. He glued a cardstock back to them for a message and covered the interior price tag with additional hearts. He’s such a clever kid. I think I will let him do the cards with the kids next year. Everybody would probably enjoy it more!!!

The Crafty Crow – Valentine Ideas

Adorable. Ingenious. She finds great stuff on the web, too. The matchbox valentines are from Inchmark and the cute, easy treat bag idea is from Zakka Life. Both pics and links were originally from The Crafty Crow.

Origami Cherry Blossoms by DIY Maven

I emailed these instructions to Cole, my origami expert, hoping to receive something like this for Valentine’s Day. What mother wouldn’t love to display these? Are you reading, Cole???

Amigurumi Hearts by Roxycraft

Ah, easy crochet pattern. Easy to love. Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Thanks, Roxycraft. I haven’t quite figured out what the kids want to do for Valentine’s this year – something homemade. We’re still on the hunt. I just can’t bear to buy those cheap yucky store valentines another year. As soon as I’m feeling better (we’ve been slackers and sick all week long), this is sure to get done – mostly because Valentine’s class parties are next week.

Pom Pom Valentine Hearts!

Who knew? I am in love with pom poms these days. Check out how to make the hearts here. The rug can be found here. Now if I just had some for my roller skates…