The kids got into Valentine’s Day this year by selecting small felted characters to be included in a mobile. Several of these we actually bought at the after Christmas sales. We added all of the hearts with cut felt. This mobile turned out pretty great. It was easy and the girls didn’t want to take it down after the holiday was over. I think that qualifies as a successful project.
We found these red paper berry baskets at the after Christmas clearance sale. As soon as we spotted them we knew they would be perfect for hand-drawn Valentine’s Day gift baskets. We drew on them with white gel pens, filled them with treats and gave them to teachers and neighbors.
Why should Christmas be the only holiday connected to ornaments? I made or found several Valentine’s ornaments to hang around the house this year. Each of these had a component from a Christmas ornament that I cut or clipped to make something new. More red and pink throughout – yes, please!
During Christmas I made a Vintage Christmas Bulb Wreath and loved it so much that I thought why not keep going for all different holidays and times of the year. I had a great time making this on for Valentines Day. I bought a heart shaped wreath at Joann’s and then loaded it up with red, white and pink bulbs along with metal and plastic hearts I had on hand. LOVE! Next up St. Patrick’s Day – stay tuned for that in March.