I hadn't been excited to decorate for Valentine's Day until this week and then it hit full force. We've never sent Sebastian to school with handmade Valentine's because he's always wanted Star Wars or Transformers themed cards but this year I got him hooked on the idea of making them with honey sticks! He loves them so I knew if I brought some home and explained my idea we might be able to turn it into a fun project to work on together.
I made a little prototype for him to give him an idea of what I was talking about and then used my heart template to trace 26 more onto manilla filing folders. His job is to cut them out and write the names of his classmates on the front and I'll help with adding the arrow embellishments and punching holes. Ruby has already colored a few to send off to relatives.
I made the straw bunting to hang in our dining room (find the DIY here). It's such a fun alternative to paper or fabric bunting and can be used for almost any occasion by switching out colors. The mini cupcakes were from a local shop, Cupcake Girls. I bought a dozen and then dipped a few in bright pink sprinkles from the Target $1 section. I loved how they looked with the dark berries. I split them with the kids and we had ourselves an early Valentine's Day treat.
There are so many darling Valentine's Day decorations floating through Pinterest right now. If you need some inspiration you need to see what Alison has been working on, some of what Merrilee and her littles have been making, a handful of cute card ideas, and I think Ruby would flip over these!
Are you hand-making any Valentine's for someone special this year?