Native Texan Livin': Conversation Heart Banner & other Easy DIY Valentine crafts

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Conversation Heart Banner & other Easy DIY Valentine crafts

Happy February Yall!

We don't normally decorate for Valentine's day but figured the girls would have fun making some Valentine crafts, so why the heck not!

I wandered across a cute website on Pinterest called Sandy Toes & Popsicles & decided to try my hand on some of her cute ideas.  Imitation is the best form of flattery, right? :-)

This was going to be a reduce/reuse/recycle project....using what we already have & spending as little as possible on the things we don't.

I decided to use a couple different size mason jars & an empty spaghetti sauce jar that I had.  The girls & I painted the lids without any rhyme or reason, besides that they would be white & pink.  There were a few times I wanted to "help" the girls by doing it myself to make the painting "perfect" but realized that no matter how it turned would be perfect because it was made with their little hands. :-)

I bought some candy & glitter hearts, we filled the jars & put them on candle sticks that I already had. (The girls already asked if they're allowed to open the jars to eat the candy!  Uh no, you may not climb on top of the fireplace to get candy!) :-)

For our next project, Bo grabbed some branches off our old Christmas tree. (See?  We're recycling!)

The littles & I took turns wrapping each branch.  Once that was done, Bo & Bec hung the rest of the glitter hearts used for the candy jars & I arranged each branch in a vase.

This is what happens when a 4 year old wraps a branch

We then switched to me holding the yard while she rolled it up! :-)

Conversation Heart Banner
I already had some paper in the colors needed for this banner, so I just printed the template & cut the hearts out.  Holes were punched, ribbon was cut to size, hearts were placed in a pattern & we connected each heart with white ribbon to make a banner. Voila!
Conversation Heart Banner

Conversation Heart Banner

Conversation Heart Banner

Easy peasy!

Our Valentine mantel is now complete!
Easy yarn wrapped twigs for an easy mantel DIY

Easy Conversation Heart Banner

Easy Conversation Heart Banner & Yarn wrapped twigs for an easy Valentine mantel DIY

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