I love Valentine’s Day! We have our house decorated, we took Valentine’s photos, we made Valentine’s mailboxes with items from Target’s dollar spot (thanks to my friend Renee for the awesome idea) and I already finished making FabDaughter’s Valentines. This year, I asked her if she wanted to hand out bubbles or glow sticks. She chose bubbles and is pretty excited to hand them out. I created her Valentine in Photoshop, printed it out on card stock and attached mini bubbles to the card using glue dots and pink twine. I used my hole punch to punch two small holes on the bottom left hand side in order to attach the bubbles to the card using the twine.
Valentine’s Work Station
Here is the finished product:-) They turned out pretty cute!
Don’t Burst My Bubble!
You can save the below image file to your computer for your own personal use. Enjoy:-)
Don’t Burst My Bubble Valentine
It’s New Year’s Eve and we are getting ready to pop some champagne and open up our 2013 Memory Jar and reminisce about all the things that happened to us over the past year. (Here is my post from last year 2013 Memory Jar Printable.) I can’t wait to start our 2014 Memory Jar and document the coming year. If you would like to create your own memory jar you just need a large mason jar (or another large jar) and you can print out the below labels, attach them to your jar and start documenting memories.
2014 Mason Jar Label
2014 Mason Jar Top
Happy Memory Making!
Aren’t these valentine’s the cutest? Do you get it? (“I Mustache” sounds like “I Must Ask” in case you didn’t get it.) FabHubby didn’t get it and said the moustache was silly. Oh well, I think they are adorable. Below are the directions and the files incase you want to make your own “I Moustache” valentines:-) Enjoy!
“I Moustache” Valentine Supplies
- Hershey kisses
- Cellophane treat bags (I used 3.75″ x 6″ bags)
- Full sheet laser/inkjet labels
“I Moustache” Valentine Instructions
- Download “I Moustache” bag topper and Moustache Hershey kiss labels below.
- Print out “I Moustache” bag toppers. If you are using 3.75″ x 6″ bags, you can fit two toppers to a page.
- Print out Hershey kiss stickers. A 3/4″ circle hole punch works great for quickly cutting out the stickers, otherwise you will have to cut each sticker out using scissors.
- Peal off sticker backing and place on the bottom of a Hershey kiss.
- Place Hershey kisses in cellophane treat bag (I used 6 per bag).
- Fold “I Moustache” bag topper and half and place over the top of the cellophane treat bag. Staple at each end to hold in place.
“I Moustache” Bag Topper
Moustache Hershey kiss stickers
Above are pictures of a couple fast and easy, Pinterest inspired DIY Valentine’s Day decorations I made for our house. I bought all the supplies needed for both the “Family” and “Love” decorations at Michaels.
“Family” Shopping List:
- Spool of ribbon
- Wooden hearts
- Acrylic paint
- Letter stickers or sharpie
- Paint wooden hearts with 2 coats of acrylic paint.
- Using the letter stickers, spell out “Family” on one heart and then spell out each family member’s name on the other hearts. Or you can use a sharpie and hand write everything. Since I have the handwriting of a kindergartener, I chose to use glitter stickers.
- Cut a long piece of ribbon and cut the bottom with pinking shears (or scissors). Using a glue gun, attach the ribbon to the back of the “Family” heart and then glue on the remaining hearts under the “Family” heart.
- Make a bow out of the rest of your ribbon. I used this tutorial.
- Attach the ends of the bow to the back of the “Family” heart.
- Hang up on a hook or nail.
“Love” Shopping List:
- Wooden letters
- Krylon spray paint (I used red and clear glitter)
- Lay out newspaper in a well ventalated area.
- Spray paint your letters. I used 3 coats each.
Of course I also have my framed Valentine’s Subway Art and salt dough heart garland up!
With busy days and hectic schedules, its easy to lose sight of all the good things that happen in our lives. A memory jar is a creative way to record all of the good things, both big and small, that happen during the year. This year, our family started our first memory jar and we already have a couple memories recorded! On New Year’s Eve we plan to open our jar, read our memories and reflect back on the year.
I used a large mason jar I already had and created decorative labels in PSE for both the front and lid of our jar. The files are below if you would like to print them out for personal use.
Mason Jar Front 2013
Mason Jar Top 2013