I know that Valentine’s Day is a whole 12 days away, but I have been loving these craft ideas and want to share them with you so that you have enough time to possibly accomplish one before the 14th.
1.) Valentine Crayon Cards!
Cute, functional, and fun to make, these are good for young kids and adults. Check out this tutorial on The Long Thread about how to put together your own cards and then visit Make It Take It for the crayon how-to. My personal experience with this is that you should avoid the metal pan/vegetable spray route and just use a silicon ice cube tray (trust me…I spent a long evening with my husband and our friend trying to do this with all metal parts, and the results were abysmal).
2.) Candy Necklaces!
There is little I can say about these except how gorgeous they are! I remember when chunky, colored “pearl” necklaces became big in high school and I had a few necklaces that were very similar to these. They were pink and purple, and surely at least $80 each…. Oh well. I am dying to make a few of these this weekend, and I think I might run with the concept but see if I can cleanly poke holes in marshmallows. My son is a little too small for stray gumballs around the house, and I hesitate to give these as gifts to parents with young kids. In any case, I anticipate some frustration with the hole-poking but I am super excited to take a crack at these! Check out One Charming Party for the tutorial.
3.) Fruit Stickers
Ok — here’s the easy one: all you do is get yourself a single sheet of sticky paper and print this template from Twig and Thistle. Ok ok, you also need a 1” craft punch (which I of course happen to have floating in my bag of drafting/crafting supplies) but you can cut carefully and tediously by hand if you don’t have one.
Anyone have any more must-do crafts? I haven’t been this excited about making things in a long time! Hopefully I actually get a chance to: our “Valentines” will either be getting a cute bag full of stuff, or a print out of this blog posting this year!