Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Valentine's Ideas

Last year I was inspired by Valentine's Day to do all sort of projects. Here are the hightlights, in case you missed them.

Home Decor:
Heart Valentine Countdown: With 14 little pockets to record ways you love someone special or for a little treat.
Button Pillow: Use up your craft stash and make a unique one of a kind symbol of love.

Gifts for Your Little Sweethearts:
Felt Cookies: A simple idea that if you overlook my wobbily sewing is still a fun addition to any play kitchen. We packaged ours up in cute Chinese Take-Out style boxes from the craft store for giving.
Initial Pendant: A sweet little felt necklace and very easy to make.
Toddler Cuff: A fun velcro and ribbon accessory, that little hands can put on and off by themselves.
Felt Clutch Gift Bags: A fun way to package treats, including simple to make matchbox style notebooks.

A lot of these fun treats we gave away at our Valentine Playdate.

Valentines:
Felt Kleenex Tissue Holders: A quick and simple handmade gesture for a teacher, they made a lovely gift along with some hand sanitizer and hot chocolate: a winter survival kit for the teachers.
Mommy and Me Valentines: A great way to use up all the paintings your kids make, with a handmade and personal touch by mom too.
Heart Valentine: One of my very favorite handmade notes from me to my friends and family.

Don't forget the new additions this year: Altered Starbucks Bottles and Drink Caddy, Paper Mosaic Heart Valentines and the larger version of the same craft a Heart for Great Grandma.

We'll be in Disney World for Valentine's this year, weather permitting - please please please let the weather be good so we can make the drive there, so we haven't done as much this time around. But I miss it, it's one of my favorite times to create, after all isn't love a wonderful thing to celebrate? I'm sure next year I'll be back covered in glitter and pink paper scraps☺

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17 Friends Said:

Kelli said...

Those thing are adorable. I love the countdown calendar and the pendant!

Missy said...

Katie, your projects are so cute.I love all the felt. Valentines projects are so fun.

Katie said...

Cute Crafts! I need to make more Valentines crafts, they are so fun!

Mommyof2girlz said...

Oooo, I love the cuff, and cookies, and necklace...okay, okay I love it all...lol

Nichol said...

Adorable as always I love all the ideas I get here!

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

What wonderful ideas! I especially love the Valentine countdown - I have never seen one before. I am too focused on my twins' big boy room this year to do any Valentine's Day crafting, but definitely next year. I will have to bookmark these projects...
Thanks so much for visiting my blog - I'm glad you did, because now I found yours!
Danielle

Sherri @ Dude I Made It said...

I love the pillow and countdown! So festive!!

Ticia said...

That so wouldn't put a dent in my button stash...... Not even my reds, I bought way too many for a project and have 2 baby food jars full of red buttons.

too Blessed to Stress said...

wow! everything just inspires me to try new felt crafts :)

you are so talented!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

jenjen said...

What fun projects Katie! I am amazed by all of your creativity!!! So fun!

XOOX
Jen

Deanna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the heart pillow. So do-able with the buttons.

MaryAnne said...

These are so cute, and you had so many great ideas! I think the countdown is my favorite. =)

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Katie, you are so talented.

Have fun at Disney World, I am so darn jealous! ...lol

gina said...

Love the advent calendar- this is the second post I've read about counting down to Valentine's day with the kids- I'm loving that idea!!


ps. I use the girls paintings for things like that too- feels better than throwing them out and we sure can't SAVE everything. :)

Vickie said...

Yes! I remember! The button pillow is my favorite!!

Sharon said...

I'm drooling all over my keyboard at all your wonderful ideas!!!

Sarah said...

WOW, I'm totally in love with all your fabulous ideas!
God's blessings,
Sarah :D

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