Tuesday, February 9, 2016

St. Valentine's Day Crafts + Free Printable Cards

Hi! Long time no see. Thanks for sticking with me through this long absence.

In case you haven't heard, our family moved from the Midwest to the Southeast two days after Christmas and it's been very difficult to get back on any kind of schedule. I'm v.e.r.y. slowly unpacking boxes and getting things put away. The clutter drives me crazy but it's not enough motivation to really get it done. I think I got burned out from the stress of Christmas, trying to squeeze in as much time with family and friends before moving, two birthdays, packing, and the actual move that I have no real desire to unpack. I'll get there though. Soon, I hope :)

Valentine's Day will be here in a few days and if you haven't already decorated, here are a few quick and easy ideas we used last year.

I made the XO banner by printing out the X's and O's in a large, simple font right onto pink and red paper and then cutting them out. I used a hole punch and wove red bakers twine and then taped them to the window.

For the hanging hearts, I cut 1" x 11" strips from the same pink and red sheets of paper and then folded them in half. I curled the ends around a pencil to form the curled middles. I used a sewing needle and fishing line to string several together and then used glue dots to secure the two ends together into the heart shape.
(The other decorations were purchased at The Dollar Tree.)

The other craft I made is this LOVE painting, using the girls feet as the V. I struggled a bit making the letters free-hand, but all in all I think it turned out nicely.

We also had a St. Valentine's Day themed Muffin Tin Lunch. Everything was either pink or red. They had cherry tomatoes, strawberries, cherry yogurt, red M&M's, watermelon, and raspberries. I even gave them pink spoons!

Finally, I crafted up these free St. Valentine's Day printables. I started with a heart maze from Mr. Printables. (His site is awesome. You should definitely check it out.) I changed it a bit to work for a Valentine card and made the maze just a bit harder since [K] is in second grade after all ;) She'll sign her name to the front and we'll tape a pencil to the back. Easy peasy!
To download, click on the image above.

I hope everything is going well with you all (or should I say y'all now that I'm from the South?) We've taken a ton of awesome vacations lately and I haven't made a "Vacation Slideshow" post in a really long time. Be on the lookout for that soon.

Take care,