Valentine’s Crafts


Like anyone else with kids, our house is pretty much littered in holiday crafts. I spent the morning cleaning, and looking for a bare spot of wall or surface that didn’t seem to have some sort of Valentine item- cards and treats the kids are making for classmates, 876 pictures of hearts they drew this week for their dad and me, garlands of hearts we made with scrapbook paper, and glitter on everything- the typical scene. 🙂
It’s not that I am a particular fan of the day (ssssh, don’t tell my husband), but I will admit it’s a holiday that at least works well with the color scheme of our house- lots of red!!! I never used to decorate for holidays much before having the girls, and really try not to spend too much money on things like holiday decorations. Christmas and fall are so easy because nature works wonders in providing perfect holiday “decor” to use, but Valentine’s Day is a bit trickier.

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I decided to make a table runner because…well, I didn’t have one. This one took 5 blocks of felt for the length, plus extra for the hearts. Super simple and cheap- which is how I like my crafts. Felt, embroidery floss, spare buttons.

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I used a simple whip stitch to sew the blocks together and to attach the cut out felt hearts to the blocks. Add some buttons, and voila- cute, cheap, useful Valentine’s decor!
What is your favorite way to decorate for Valentine’s Day?

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So now I have to figure out how to cut some free hand shamrocks out for St. Party’s day……

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