Valentine's Crafting With Your Kids!

Friday, January 14, 2011

For some reason, Valentine's Day is the most lacking holiday, decor-wise, in my house.  Why is that, you ask?  Well, most likely it's the slightly miserable nightmare scenario that Valentine's Day conjures up for most florists.  It's never been a favorite holiday of mine, but years of working in retail flower shops might just have ruined me for life.  

Luckily, though, my girls NEED this holiday and the "lift" that it gives you in the midst of winter's doom and gloom.  Our house needs this holiday, too... after we take all the December decor down, what's left to bring a little cheer to your rooms?  This year I'm on a mission to improve my stash of Valentine's cheer, while spending as little cash as possible.  Here's the first of a few projects we've been working on!   

We started with some of the sweet old buttons from my collection that I inherited from my mom.  I think she would approve.  :)  Because we were working with things that we already had in the house, I used card stock and random scrapbooking papers as backgrounds.  I placed each glue dot into the shape of a heart, and Amelia followed along with the buttons of her choice, of course!   Each one is different... one is on a black-painted canvas that we had leftover from a Halloween project, and the others are tucked into black frames that I already owned.  This was a fun, fast project and I think it turned out pretty cute!


1 comment:

BabsMadeIt said...

I ALWAYS think of you when I see button crafts. I didn't know if you ever used your mom's old collection. Now that I know, I'll be sending you all kinds of links. :)