I think the world might be coming to an end soon, because I’m choosing to put together this post instead of watching the Bachelor on a Monday night. And, I’m sharing a craft…again.
Remember the Chevron Pumpkin debacle? I mean, yeah, me either.
But, since I work for a craft blogger, I am on pinterest a LOT lately. And craft blogs. So, I’m scared for myself. Don’t worry, this will not become a craft blog, but I may share crafts occasionally. Especially if it’s a really good fail. I will definitely share!
Anyway, since I spend time on these blogs, I was feeling guilty for the fact that Valentine’s day is next week, and looking around my house, you’d never know. I mean, we totally skipped over groundhog’s day! Sad huh? I didn’t have a chance to do anything truly…special.
So, today, I decided that was going to change. My kids ARE going to know the true meaning of Valentine’s day, dangit! They will understand that it’s all about
commercialization love. True love.
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is mistletoe. We always had some hanging in our house and I remember my parents kissing under it often (much to our distaste) and we would also get extra hugs and kisses when they caught one of us kids under it too.
So, I had a moment of feeling crafty at Target today. The dollar aisle at that place gets me every time! And, I saw a few things and felt inspired to make a Valentine “Mistletoe”. What better holiday to show your family extra LOVE than on Valentine’s day!!?? Plus, the kids really loved helping me make this too.
And, as you know, when I do crafts they have to be cheap, quick, and easy. That’s a requirement around here. Sorry, if you were looking for something a little more….nice. But, I actually think it turned out pretty cute. This time, I didn’t paint the chevron. And we can all breathe a sigh of relief for that.
- String (I used pink thread)
- Gift Box (I got the chevron box from Target for $3)
- Heart Stickers (I got mine at Target in the dollar aisle)
- Ribbon for Hanging Box (my box came with the ribbon)
- Letter Stickers for the XOXO
I started by matching up the hearts so that they were the same front and back. I laid out the thread and put one heart on top of the matching one with the thread in between.
I put one of the heart stickers on the front of the box, along with the XOXO letter stickers I already had! I attached the thread with photo stickers that I already had from my scrapbooking supplies. I would just lay the string inside the box, and put two or three of the photo stickers on top of the string. So simple!! I made sure to place different strands in different spots so they weren’t all clumped together. Then, I attached a ribbon to the top of the box (which is actually the bottom) and hung it in the doorway! Just make sure you hang it on the side where you can still close your door!!
I can’t WAIT to have an excuse to give my kids extra hugs and kisses for Valentine’s Day. And, it cost me a whopping $7!!
What do you think?? Is a Valentine “Mistletoe” a good idea?? I think I might just love it.
Pun intended. 🙂
We will hopefully resume our regularly scheduled
complaining programming tomorrow.
If you think this is cute…why not pin it for me??
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