Happy Valentine’s Day! Above is a combo of the kids’ two valentines that I put together and printed for their valentines. The best part is that everything was free, except for the tiny pack of m&m’s I taped to the backs of the cards!
First, I printed out mustaches and glued them to sticks I already had (left over from the pinwheels I made for their birthday party). I found the perfect mustache on google images, but noticed it was a little lighter in color than I wanted. So, I printed, cut out, then went over them with a big, fat sharpie marker to make them darker.
We then had a little photo session in the backyard in front of the brick wall. It seriously took all of 5 minutes. I loaded the pics into my design program and cut them out with my “cut out tool”. Original huh? I wanted it to look like they were standing in front of the chalk board, so I put them in front of a chalk board JPEG I found online (also google images). The, added my chalk board art message. I saved as a JPEG, printed, and cut out! Then, taped little baggies of m&ms to the back (which I didn’t snap a picture of….sorry!)
A few days ago, I decided to make a banner for the breakfast room. My parents are coming this weekend to visit and it’s my mom’s birthday. We’re going to have a little party for her and I thought this valentine banner could double for party decorations.
I had almost everything I needed for this banner: string, burlap, 2 types of fabric + 1 type of red fabric, and white paper doilies. I made myself a banner template on card stock and traced around it on the burlap and fabric.
I sort-of just eye-balled it on the doilies and streamers. I alternated the streamer colors and tied them in between the banners…making sure they were uneven and not perfect. 😉 I love how they started to unravel when I was putting them on.
I’ll be sure to post pics of the birthday party next week! Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! It’s one of my favorite holidays. I have one word….no, three…..
I heart y’all!