Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine 2012

Tradition says, we need to make home made valentines for my daughter's school classmates. With the class party on the Friday before Valentine's Day, I needed to get cracken'.   We have made valentines together since Kindergarten. Hmm, but what to do this year?  The inspiration came from Pinterest, where else do my ideas come from these days.  I found the idea for the  friendship bracelets here.  My idea morphed into using scrapbook paper with valentine hearts on the back with the wording printed on  vellum paper.  The original Pinterest pin had a template for the wording, however it was too big for the paper cutter that I had for the scalloped edged circle.  I had to make my own which you can find here . Of course you can simply braid 3 strands of thread together but why take the easy way ?  I searched for a pattern that I liked and found this one here .  Easy enough, then I was on my way.  When I first started, it took me about 1 hr to make a children's size wrist bracelet but by the time I got to the 22nd one, I was whipping them out in about 40 minutes time.  If we ever make these again, I will sure start earlier.  It was a fun project, but a little more time consuming than I had anticipated.  I was thinking about doing these for her neighborhood friends and changing the wording but the jury is still out on that one.  I think I might take the easy way out and make Valentine Smores .  Since Valentine's Day isn't until next Tuesday, I have a couple of days to whip those out !  I'll post pictures of those as I get them done.

Will be going to the class party later today and will let you know how the kids felt about not getting candy with their valentine. 

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