valentine’s diy gift

double post today. whaaaa!!

this one is just a simple diy that takes a whole 10 minutes.
i pinned a few things and showed jaz so she could pick which one she wanted to do for her teacher.
this is what she chose. again…remember that i do these projects with my 6 year old so yes things will be off center and lopsided, her teacher will adore it though!
enjoy!

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what you’ll need:
7.5 x 7.5 glass block {i got mine from michael’s}
about 5 bags of candy hearts
white vinyl
scissors
tulle {to make the bow}

 

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{one} trace out some block letters and a big bubbly heart on computer paper. {i picked mine from google and traced directly from my computer screen} cut them out and trace onto the back of the vinyl you chose. {note: when you trace the letters onto the back of the vinyl remember that you have to trace them backwards, so that they are correct when you cut them out} once those are traced, cut them out. if you use scissors i’d suggest using a smaller pair than the ones pictured above. just so you can get into all the corners without tearing the vinyl.

{two} peel off the sticky back, choose your placements and stick away! {if you have that big store sticker on it and it leaves that annoying residue when you peel it off, just use some windex and it’ll take that goo right off!}

{three} add all those fruity heart things inside the glass block, seal it and wrap the tulle around and make a big ‘ol pretty bow!

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taaa-daaaa!

easy y’all

you’ll notice that i didn’t cut out the “lfp” that i had traced out in the heart because my scissors were too big to make the wittle cuts that i needed to. meh. also, jaz did really well on placing these stickers! all i did was tell her where to line it up and she did all the rest! good job, baby girl!!
two days till valentine’s day!

hugs & big kisses
jess & jaz 

 

diy valentine’s day bunting

can you believe it’s almost valentine’s day already?! wasn’t it just christmas?!
this is jaz & i’s favorite time of year because we get to make valentines for her classmates and i get to make chocolate covered strawberries! it wasn’t until thanksgiving that we put a banner above jazmyne’s bed, so we decided to keep going with it for every holiday!

valentine’s day is up first!

you can find the pinterest pin that i got my inspiration from {here}

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what you’ll need:
3 12″ x 12″ cardstock floral/book pages/whatever background you want
2 12″ x 12″ cardstock solid colors {what the hearts will be}
twine
glue {after finishing, i’d recommend using a glue stick}
{not pictured: stapler}

 

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{first} trace out the rectangles about 4″ wide and 7″ long. then you need to trace out the little triangle at the bottom. i made the triangle sides about 2 1/2″ up towards the middle of the rectangle. Next you’ll trace out the hearts. i free-handed ours but you can download a stencil on google.
*if you let your little do the tracing…grab a snack and turn on a movie…it will take foreverrrrrrr. 

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{trace trace trace}

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{second} cut all those suckers out!
*note: unless your child is a scissor master, you might want to do this part or you’ll end up with triangles instead of hearts… 

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{third} glue your hearts to the banner pieces. after some trial & error, i’d highly recommend using a glue stick instead of elmers liquid glue. only because the wetness makes the paper bend when it dries… not cute.

{fourth} i didn’t get a picture of this because i have teeny hands and i cant hold a dslr camera in one hand…so now you need to attach these to your twine. just fold the top of the banner pieces  over the twine and staple! seriously that easy! to make sure the pieces stayed, i just super creased the paper where it’s folded on the twine. you can try to staple it directly on the twine…kudos to you if you’re successful!

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and finally you can hang it up! jaz’s room is already a princess room so this just adds that polishing touch!

super easy diy this time and you can do this with any holiday!
we hope you enjoyed another one of our little projects!

always,
-jess