Last February, I wrote about being crafting-challenged in a DIY world. I am back this year with more Valentine ideas for those of you who can’t work a glue gun and whose paint projects always seem to go terribly awry. You are my people.
This is my daughter’s last year in preschool, and while I am excited for her to join her brother in “big kid school” as she refers to it, I am melancholy about her leaving behind the land of handprint art and classroom stuffed animals (we will miss you, Ginger the Giraffe). This year we are living it up, five-year-old style, with handmade treats and projects. I consulted Pinterest for a little “Pinspiration”.
1. Valentine Hurricane Vases
This is such an easy and creative idea that would be perfect for a teacher’s gift. Like they suggest, I would probably substitute mason jars, only because I heart mason jars and use them as often as possible.
2. Valentine Candy Corn
Be still my heart! As a candy corn connoisseur, I must find this. In previous years, Target has carried candy corn outside of the typical Halloween season, and I never need much prodding to make a Target trip. While I am there, the girl needs jeans, and I might pick up that flannel top I saw, and oh, new dishes!
3. More Mason Jar Fun
I am addicted, I tell you. This is even simpler than the candy corn, but just as cute.
But what if your child has outgrown Valentine treats? Or you have a son like mine who considers himself way too cool for Valentine’s Day? There was a time when I could get away with dressing him up for the holiday:
I can imagine the look of horror if I tried to get him to wear a “Bee Mine” tee to the third grade. Even if your kids are older, you can still get in on the crafting fun with this Valentine tree. I would invest in a heart-shaped punch for this project, you won’t regret it.
5. Valentine Banner
I am obsessed with bunting and even though my daughter’s handmade birthday banner was an epic fail, I am tempted to try these ideas for our mantle.
Believe me–if I can do this, you can do it. See you at Hobby Lobby!