We had a little crafting session this week. As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching we used the theme of hearts to inspire us. We bought some notebooks from Tiger. At £1 for 3 it was a bargain. We used a pencil with a rubber on the end as our printing tool. We mixed a number of different shades of pink. And we were off.
A sweet notebook to offer to your loved ones or a place to write love notes.
Have a fun Valentine’s
For those of us that are missing the decor and splendour of Christmas and are slightly resisting the pull of 2013, I have a perfect something to straddle the gap.
The warmth of yarn, the rich colour associated with Christmas and l’amour, tied together in a heart shaped wreath.
To join me on this craft delight you will need:
→ Heart shaped wreath. I found this in QD.
You may be able to fashion a heart with ‘chicken’ wire from a DIY shop.
→ A glass of Merlot [just don’t spill it on your cream rug like me] and the last of the Quality Street.
There are no complicated steps to explain as you just simply wrap the yarn around your wreath.
Keep going until all is covered. I used a knitting needle to thread the yarn into the back but you can jam it in with your fingers just as effectively!
With your beautiful Valentine’s inspired wreath choose a location to show it off and embrace the winter months.
I may add it on our photo wall or hang it outside…
It looks so sweet with the Christmas lanterns that I think I will make them span the two festivities.
Please excuse the strange marks on my door. Yes, I am that woman who cleans her door so it looks cute in a photo! As the light was fading I had to snap shots quickly and had no time to dry it down. Clean door fail.
I have 2 hearts left still to decorate. I’ll let you know what I come up with.
Any plans chez vous to decorate the Valentine’s month?
A little project for little hands.
In trying to use up my stash of transparencies we had a valentine themed activity.
You will need:
→ Transparencies and paper
→ Permanent pens
→ Floor or table cover mat [permanent pens and carpets are not best friends!]
→ Hole punch
→ String or ribbon
→ Cup of tea
I drew some heart shapes on paper and placed the transparency on top.
Let your littlie colour and trace their own hearts. Lovely for practicing fine motor skills.
Together or solo cut out your hearts.
Then hang wherever your hearts desire!
She was so proud to see her hearts hanging on her mobile in her room. I have a feeling these may stay here all year round.
These dont have to just be for littlies…I’m sure some elaborate and beautiful ones could be made by adults. Have fun!