Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Make it Mondays: DIY Valentine's Day Crafts

Since I missed yesterday I decided to do the IDS Make it Monday today. As all of us know Valentine's is coming up pretty quick- Thursday to be exact. I wanted to showcase some fun, easy, inexpensive ways to do some crafting for Valentine's Day. All the crafts are ideas from Real Simple Website.

Paper Garland Strands
The kids might be sick of making paper snowflakes, but they're sure to rally behind these new shapes and colors.

What you need:
Assorted paper
Needle and Thread
2" Scalloped Shaped Hole Punch

What to do:
  1. Fold 3" to 6" paper squares in half and cut a half heart from a fold.
  2. Thread needle and string hearts together through the top center of the folded paper hearts.
  3. Using the scalloped hole punch, make shapes from paper. Thread needle and string through the opposite sides of each scalloped paper.
  4. Add as many hearts and scallops as it takes to reach your desired length.

DIY Valentine's Day Cards
Show off your crafty side and send a card that's actually made from home.

What you need:
Pipe cleaners
Thick paper stock
Hot glue gun
Pinking shears

Love Card
  1. Form shape of each letter with the pipe cleaners. Glue onto the paper.
  2. Using the pinking shears, create a decorative edge around the card.
Heart Card
  1. Place buttons on card stock making the shape of a heart
  2. Secure buttons to the paper with glue.

Frame with Chalkboard Paint
This is the perfect project for the one who likes to change things up on a daily basis.

What you need

What to do
  1. Place frame on newspaper in a well-ventilated area. Paint frame and let it dry.
  2. Pop in a favorite photo. Using the chalk, write your special Valentine's Day message

Hope you enjoy these simple ideas to make your Valentine's Day festive and fun!
Happy Valentine's Day from IDS!

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