Hearts And Flowers
Here are a couple of
simple Valentine's Day crafts to help you celebrate the month of love. You will
need a six-inch tall squared vase (or any clear vase), a spool of
wide valentine ribbon, a bag of decorative stones, a bag of felt
heart stickers and a bag of puffy fabric heart stickers.
glue the ends of a length of ribbon together so that it can be
slid on and off of the vase. Attach a white felt heart
sticker to the ribbon on the front of the vase to make the
red heart sticker stand out against the red ribbon. Use the white
decorative stones to anchor an inexpensive bouquet of flowers.
This would make a nice gift for your mom or a pretty adornment for
your own home.
The next project
utilizes one of our favorite items, the hurricane vase. We like
this vase because you can dress it up in so many different ways.
Here a white candle rests on
heart-shaped acrylic stones. You can decorate the vase as with the
previous project or simply attach a single red heart to the glass.
We always like to use things that can be easily removed from vases
so that they can be re-decorated according to the season or your
Valentine gifts don't
need to be expensive to look nice or be appreciated. These
heart-shaped tins measure 6" across. We filled one with four
dollars worth of foil covered chocolate hearts that originally
came in bags and a box with four larger chocolates. Or fill a
tin with homemade goodies, to make an extra special surprise.
length of fabric ribbon, held in place with tape on the back
of the tin, completes your gift. Then simply add a gift tag and
you're done. Two yards of valentine ribbon costs a
dollar. A large package of tissue paper is only a dollar.
Some of the chocolate
we bought came in fabric sacks with drawstrings. Make a Valentine
vase out of an ordinary juice glass by slipping it into the fabric
bag. It's as easy as that.
Valentine's Day crafts needn't
be expensive to be pleasing. Gather some materials from the dollar
store and try your hand.
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