I had fun the other day putting together these adorable little embellished Valentine gift tags.
I couldn’t resist the heart washi tape, stickers, and cute gift tags one day while at the craft store. A few of them just had to come home with me so I could have a little fun.
Then I went to Target and found some stickers in the Dollar Spot that I knew would pair perfectly with the gift tags.
So one day while the girls were working on a craft project of their own I joined them at the table and withing a few minutes I had created this set of fun Valentine gift tags.
I don’t know about you but that’s my kind of time frame for a project. That’s all I’ve got around here! Wouldn’t they look adorable tied to a bouquet of roses for a significant other, around a stuffed animal for your special someone, or as the final touch for a candy bag?
These are simple to recreate with fun stickers and your own gift tags or you can purchase this set for yourself using the PayPal link below.
Warning! If you are Noah’s grandparents please stop reading unless you have checked your mail today. Reading this will spoil your Valentine surprise.
Even though Noah is still too young to write her own personal Valentine’s Day cards and just shy of being old enough to really get hands on to decorate them that didn’t stop us this year from sending personalized cards to family.
This is idea is definitely not my own. I got the idea from a few websites I found but I thought it was too cute not to share with you. First, I bought a pack of Valentine’s cards (they’re Hallmark) with a sweet little message.
Next, with the help of Michael Luke we painted Noah’s hands in washable finger paint and made upside down hand prints on the inside left of the card.
Keeping with the color scheme on the front of the card we used red and purple paint. Plus, this helped the two hand prints stand out. I have to add though that Noah wasn’t too crazy about getting her hands covered in wet paint. In fact there might have been a little bit of crying going on. So for anyone who gets one, just know that tears went into making this card for you.
If this was done with an older child the hand prints themselves would look like a heart but because Noah really had no clue what we were doing hers needed a little help. I used a Sharpie fine point pen to draw an outline of a heart. Next I wrote, “Even ten little fingers can’t count the ways I love you with all my heart.”
The next part was Noah’s favorite! I gave her a pen and let her scribble on the right hand side of the card… as if she was signing her name. She loved this. Coloring scribbling is her favorite. She got down flat on the floor and lay her face down on the card and got to work. For clarity sake I wrote in parenthesis “Love, Noah”. It really turned out to be a cute card and I hope her grandparents and other family members enjoy it!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Did you help your little one with any cute cards? Or maybe you and your husband create your own personalized cards to give to each other?
P.S. Check out what we did for Valentine’s Day Fun last year! My how time flies.
This past weekend we had a Valentine’s photo shoot at our house.
ML texted me Friday to let me know there was a pet costume photo contest at his work. He thought it might be fun… especially if we could figure out a way to work Noah into it as well. Immediately, this challenge got my mind going. Since Buddy is the older, grumpier brother (the cat), I decided he would appreciate it if we just left him out of the whole fiasco. So that left me with Emma (the dog) and Noah (the baby). I wanted Emma’s costume to be a “no sew” one, since I was running short on time and really didn’t need to spend a bunch of time on a Valentine’s costume for a dog.
With a little looking I came across this idea… A Cupid’s Arrow Carrier.
It seemed fairly simple. Plus, I already had all the supplies on hand!
empty roll of toilet paper
heart stencil (I planned on “Love” being written in the center of the heart, but I couldn’t tell it was a heart once it wrapped around the roll.)
pipe cleaners (not pictured)
Because my costume needed to fit a yorkie, I opted for an empty roll of toilet paper instead of an empty paper towel roll like the website called for. Thankfully, we had just finished a roll that morning, so I had an empty one on hand.
I started off cutting white copy paper to fit where it could wrap around the toilet paper roll. Next, I practiced writing “Love” on a scrap piece of paper. Once I had one I liked I placed it underneath my piece of paper and traced it with a pink marker. I’m just not neat enough to start off writing it directly onto the paper I plan on using.
I traced the opening of the roll on to copy paper, cut it out, and then taped the circle onto the bottom of what would be the carrier. Next, I stapled one end of the paper to the roll and wrapped the cardboard with the paper. I allowed enough extra paper to cover my staples. Then, dabbed a little Elmer’s glue onto the roll and pressed the end of the paper down to dry.
I guess I caught up in the project and didn’t take any more pictures until I had the costume completed. But while the glue was drying, I used the same pink marker to color the chopsticks. Then, I made a stencil on copy paper for the arrowheads and tail of the arrow and traced each stencil six times. I colored them all pink to match the chopsticks, cut them out, and then glued them on.
The tricky part was trying to figure out how to attach the carrier to Emma. I needed it to be fairly secure because what yorkie isn’t afraid of a carrier with arrows in it on her back? So I wrapped a pipe cleaner around each end of the carrier and then tied it onto an old collar. I then attached it to Emma, basically like you would a sash.
I’m not gonna lie… she was a little freaked out at first. I let her get used to wearing the carrier and then placed the arrows in it (Baby Steps).
Next, with the help of a Boppy and spare sheet, we set up our photo studio. Unfortunately, it took me a good part of the day to make the costume since I had to work during feedings. So we ended up with afternoon sunlight… not the best. Which is why there are a few shadows in the pictures. I still think they turned out pretty cute though.
Did anybody else have an impromptu photo session for Valentine’s Day? (probably not) Or any other exciting Valentine’s Day activities?
I finished ML’s present but wanted to wait until later this week to show it to you. I kinda thought he should see it first. Good thing is, it’s not Valentine’s themed, so it won’t matter that I am waiting until later in the week to show it to you.