14 Creative Valentine Boxes

Hello everyone! 
Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips and More! I am Allison, from A Glimpse Inside, back again to share with you one last tip for Valentine’s Day. 
 
I remember being a kid and getting so excited about the Valentine’s Day party at school. I love making my own little box to take to allow everyone to drop their valentine cards into. When I was young though, a basic shoe box covered in construction paper and stickers was as creative I ever got but now a days, Valentine boxes are works of art! 

 I’ve rounded up 14 creative Valentine boxes that you can create with your kiddo to take to school that they will absolutely love!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What type of Valentine boxes have you created in the past? 
 
 
Stay tuned next month when we begin a whole new topic of must have posts! 
 
 


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15 Heart Shaped Foods

Hello friends! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! Kara from Mine for the Making here this week to share 15 Heart Shaped Foods… just in time for Valentine’s Day. I absolutely love crafting and food… combining the two is even more fun! So here are some ways you can show a little love in the food you make around Valentine’s Day! 

Hearts just happen to be my favorite shape, so I’ll put all the hearts on all the things if I have an excuse. Even food! Some of these heart food ideas would be great for breakfast, lunch,  dinner, and dessert. 

Here are a few breakfast ideas you might like for Valentine’s Day…

Eggs in a Basket by Juneberry Lane

Nutella and Strawberry Stuffed French Toast by Mel’s Kitchen

Loaded Baked Omelette Muffins by Skinnytaste

These heart shaped foods would be great for lunch or dinner…

Cheese Burger Pockets by Pocket Change Gourmet

Heart Raviolis by Hungry Happenings

Heart Shaped Sushi Rolls by Holly’s Helpings

Mini Heart Pepperoni Pizzas by Sarah Hearts

Chicken Noodle Soup with heart carrots by Recipe by Photo

Heart Cheese Quesadillas by Smart School House

 

Heart Shaped Monte Cristo by Williams Sonoma

Heart Shaped Calzones by Messy Aprons

Veggie Salad of Hearts by Jo and Sue

Heart Shaped Grilled Cheese and Creamy Tomato Soup by Make Myself a Home

These recipes would be delicious for Valentine’s Day dessert…

Sweet Heart Cherry Pies by Cake Student

Pear Raspberry Heart Pies by Martha Stewart 

So there you have it… 15 *unique* heart shaped foods that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Do you make something special for this holiday?

Join us next week for even more Must Have Craft Tips!

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15 Sweet and Simple Heart Projects to Sew

Hello friends! Welcome to another week of fun Must Have Craft Tips!

We are just a few week’s away from Valentine’s Day so I thought it would be fun to show you some tips on adding hearts to all the things! Clothes, home decor, even gift ideas. The fun thing about sewing with hearts is that it works for year round projects too – everyone loves hearts! So let’s dive right in!

Hearts on Clothing

Felt Elbow Patches

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Valentine Skirt

Sweetheart Apron

Sweetheart apron

Heart in Hand Gloves

Playground Patches

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Heart Jean Patches

Quick Heart Inspired Gifts

Felt Handwarmers

Heart Sachets

Felt and Fabric Heart Sachet Valentines - love these! They would be such great gifts!

Sweetheart Zipper Pouch

Sweetheart Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial.. a cute and simple Valentine's Day Sewing Project

Heart Wristlet

Sweet Heart Wristlet Pattern + Tutorial « Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog:

Heart Bookmarks

Quilty Hearts

Simple Heart Quilt

Be Good to your Heart Block

Big Love Quilt

Pixelated Heart Quilt

Front of Heart Quilt

Have you ever sewn up a heart project? Tell us about it in the comments!

Make sure you check back next week for more tips and inspiration!

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Clever, Printable, Free School Valentines

Happy New Year, everyone! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here with the first Must Have Craft Tips of 2017!

This month we are turning our focus towards Valentine’s Day. There are so many fun aspects of this holiday of love: kid crafts, decorations, artwork, and any number of DIY projects. And, of course, Valentines!

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
My boys love trading Valentines with their friends at school. In fact, I think that all of the children (and their parents) do since each year my little guys receive more and more clever, crafty Valentines from their friends! And, of course, we pass them out, too. I have gathered several CLEVER, PRINTABLE, and FREE school Valentines you can send along with your kids to school on February 14th!

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Pokémon Valentines from Tattered & Inked

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Cookie Cutter Valentines from The Scrap Shoppe

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Tic Tac Toe Valentines from Nest of Posies

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Watercolor Valentines from A Glimpse Inside

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Mustache Valentines from Mine for the Making

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Valentine Coloring Bookmarks from I Should be Mopping the Floor

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Star Wars Valentines from The Idea Room

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Battlefield Valentines from Love and Marriage

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Emoji Valentines from Landeelu

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Homemade Glitter Chalk Valentines from The Scrap Shoppe

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Kool-Aid Valentines from My Name is Snickerdoodle

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Kiss & Hug Valentines from Mine for the Making

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Paper Fortune Cookie Valentines from Evermine

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Pink Eraser Valentines from Paging Supermom

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Cutie Valentines from It’s Always Autumn

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
LEGO Valentines from The Scrap Shoppe

These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!
Glow Stick Valentines from Little Bins for Little Hands

Must Have Craft Tips & More!

 

Aren’t these school Valentines adorable? Check back next week for our next Valentine’s Day installment of Must Have Craft Tips!

 

 

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Rudolph Pencils

Hello there makers! I have a quick and easy Christmas craft that the kids will love! They make great little gifts to pass out in class, to your teammates, and to your friends. Today I am going to show you how to make Rudolph Pencils!

In a few easy steps with a minimal supplies, you can make these adorable pencils for under $5. 

You will need:

  • Christmas pencils
  • brown pipe cleaners
  • red mini pom poms
  • mini googley eyes
  • small gold bells
  • glue gun and glue sticks (or craft glue for the little ones)

To make the pencils, just watch the video where I show you how to make a Rudolph Pencil in under a minute. 


 

First, slide the gold bell half way down a brown pipe cleaner. Then twist the pipe cleaner to the pencil, making sure it’s tight. Accordion fold both ends of the pipe cleaner and then stretch out a bit. Hot glue the mini red pom pom to the bell and the googley eyes above the bell, onto the pencil. DONE! It’s that easy. Repeat until you finish your pencil pack and then pass them out to your friends for Christmas.

If you like these Rudolph Pencils, you’ll probably like the printable Build a Snowman game and the Candy Cane Ornaments for kids too!

I hope y’all have a great weekend. Happy Christmas crafting!

15 Ways to Display Holiday Cards

Hello friends! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! Kara from Mine for the Making here this week to share 15 Ways to Display Holiday Cards. I absolutely love holiday cards and always have. For years I didn’t know how to put them on display to show them off, but I love all the ways others have found to incorporate cards into their holiday decor. 

There are so many fun ways to display your holiday cards. Some ways require a DIY project and others are just creatively hung or strung. I really love them all, but first let’s take a look at some of the card displays that require you to build something. Most of these projects are simple DIYs.

This Wooden Christmas Tree Card Holder has clothespins to clip the cards on and a hook so you can slip the holder onto a door. I also like the free standing Tree Card Holder.

This Christmas Card Holder is made using wood with a couple of slits to slip cards into. Simple yet so pretty.

This card display requires wood and ribbon! How cute!

I have always wanted to make one of these framed chicken wire displays! I love how the cards look on it!

This frame turned card holder is a fun craft…. just grab your trim and ribbon!

This board card display looks simple to make and like you can display quite a few cards!

If you know me, then you know I love a good sign. This wood sign card display is one of my very favorites and one I know I could make.

This mousetrap Christmas card display is so creative and fun!!

Who knew there were so many things you could build or make in order to display your holiday cards in such a pretty way! Now let’s take a look at some of the creative ways to hang your cards.

Hang your holiday cards from vintage windows, with washi tape in the shape of a tree, or string them on an old ladder

I love the look of the cards hanging from the garland on the doorway, the staircase, and the chalkboard wall! Such pretty displays for Christmas. 

There you have it, friends… 15 ways to display your holiday cards. What creative ways do you display your holiday cards?

Check back next Friday for more tips!  

 

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Buffalo Plaid Wooden Sign

Hello there makers! We are quickly approaching Christmas…are you ready?! Today I thought I’d share another Christmas decor craft with y’all, and since I’m on that buffalo plaid kick… it’s bound to have some in there! If you’ve followed me for a bit, then you know I run a handmade wooden sign shop and have for almost 7 years. One of my favorite things to make is wooden signs! Check out my Buffalo Plaid Wooden Sign!

I really love how it turned out! I placed it right in the entry way so that our visitors see it right when they walk in. Want to make your own? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • cut and sanded piece of (ply) wood (mine was 11×13)
  • paint/brush
  • stain/brush
  • cut and sanded furring strip (enough to frame your sign)
  • buffalo plaid welcome (from Michael’s)
  • buffalo plaid deer (from Target)
  • E3600 heavy duty glue
  • nail gun/nails 

First you want to get your sign ready. Cut and sand all wood needed for the project. *If you don’t have power tools on hand, you can ask your local Home Depot or Lowe’s to cut the wood for your for a small cost. 

Next, paint your sign and stain your frame. Allow dry time and lightly sand with a sanding block when dry. Coat the frame in sealer (this can be wax or a clear coat of spray paint). 

Then, using your nail gun, attach the furring strips to the outside of your sign to frame it all in.

The tough parts are done! Use your heavy duty glue to adhere the Welcome and deer to the wood.

Almost done…

Tada! You can attach a hook to the back if you want to hang it up on a wall. Otherwise, it sits nicely on flat surfaces like tables, shelves, mantles, etc. 

If you liked this project, you would love the Buffalo Plaid Glitter Deer Head I just made and my new winter wreath

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great rest of your weekend. 

Buffalo Plaid Glitter Deer Head

Hello makers! If you haven’t noticed I’m on a buffalo plaid kick this Christmas and I’m excited to show you what I’ve crafted up with it this time. How fun is this Buffalo Plaid Glitter Deer Head?! I’m not bit on the real deer heads up in my home for decor, but I’ll take a glittery paper machete one any day!

This cute guy was inexpensive and pretty simple to make. You just need a few things to make one for yourself…

I had the Mod Podge, black paint, gold glitter, scissors and paint brushes on hand, but you can find them at any craft supply store. I bought the paper machete deer head and the buffalo plaid paper at Hobby Lobby. 

First you want to carefully separate the deer head from the plaque. Then paint the outside and edges with black paint and allow it to dry.

Next you want to paint the deer head with Mod Podge and sprinkle with glitter and also allow time to dry.

After your black paint is dry, trace the plaque one the buffalo plaid paper. Cut it out a little smaller than the tracing so it can fit inside the lip. Then you are going to either glue or Mod Podge the paper to the center of the plaque and allow dry time.

Now all you have to do is glue the deer head back onto the center of the plaque and you’re done! Isn’t he so pretty?! I just love him.

Are you into the buffalo plaid trend? If so, you’ll also love my wreath and this post on popular Christmas decorating trends

I hope y’all have a great weekend!! See you next week with more Christmas fun. 

Free Christmas Gift List Printables

Hello! It’s Bev here for our Must Have Craft Tips post – and we’re working on organization this month! One of the areas I really need to work on in December is gift tracking. I have the hardest time remembering what I’ve given from one year to the next!

If you’re in the same boat – I have some great tips this week for organizing and keeping track of gifts!

1 – Organize who you are buying for. It’s tough to shop and find the right thing if you don’t go in with a list of recipients. It’s so easy to get caught up in the fun of buying, and forget to get something for everyone on your list! Don’t forget to mark off when they are wrapped too!

printable christmas gift list

Christmas Gift List – Going Home to Roost

2 – Make it easy to take your list with you! Finding cute gift lists to fit in your planner is a great way to keep track of what you’ve bought so you don’t repeat gifts, or overbuy either! It’s also a great way to make sure you don’t lose the list! :)

Planner Printable – Minted Strawberry

3 – Don’t forget stocking stuffers! (something I always leave until the last minute!) If you’ve got a handy printable you can check items off as your out shopping and get it finished early.

Stocking Stuffer Printable – Organizing Home Life

4 – Stay on budget! Keeping track of what you’re buying lets you know when you’ve reached the budget for each person.

Holiday Gift Tracker Free Printable

Holiday Gift Tracker from Moritz Fine Designs

5 – Don’t lose those online orders. With all the online shopping we do, it’s sometimes tricky to keep track of what we’ve ordered, and from where! This handy printable gives you a place to keep track of what you’ve ordered and when it’s arriving!

Online order tracker from Pinch A Little Save-A-Lot

6 – Don’t forget about Handmade Gifts! These cute printables keep gift ideas handy and give you a spot for listing supplies you need too!

free printable project list designed by heart heather

Holiday Project Idea List – At Home with Kim Vallee

7 – Find just the right gift! If you’re not sure what to buy, this cute little Gift Wish list is a great way to get ideas! I love that it’s more than just a list of things they want, it’s a great way to get to know their likes and activities, so you can really get creative!

Free Christmas Wish List printable! In addition to things that the kids want, this wish list includes a list of favorites to think about for gift giving. My kids had a blast filling these out and I got lots of great ideas! To download the PDF go to http://rbstoutfamily.blogspot.com/2013/11/christmas-wish-list-and-kids-letter-to.html Enjoy!:

Wish List Printable – Stout Stop

8 – Don’t forget to say Thanks! This Christmas Gift Received List is a great way to keep track of who received what, and if you’ve sent out thank you notes! This is especially great if you have big families opening gifts all at once. It can be a little tough to remember who gave what!

Gifts Received List – Pinch A Little Save-A-Lot

I hope these lists help you organize your gift buying and budget! I know they’re going to be a big help to me!

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Glitter Dipped Wooden Ornaments

Hello makers! Are you Christmas ready? I know I’m not nearly as ‘ready’ as I usually am, but I’m still crafting away making all the Christmas decorations. Today I am excited to share my Glitter Dipped Wooden Ornaments with you. They were really easy to make and turned out so beautiful.

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So pretty, right?! You only need a couple of things to make them…

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I found these cute wooden ornaments and the red glitter paint at Michael’s. I bought 5 of them but you can dip as many ornaments as your sweet little heart desires.

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Let’s make these ornaments, shall we? First you want to dump your glitter paint into a small dish.

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Then you are going to take turns dipping the ornaments into the glitter paint. Allow them to drip off into the bowl for a bit, and then hang them to dry. I hung mine on hangers and put paper underneath to catch the drips. 

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After they dry for 12-ish hours, they are safe to handle and hang on your tree.

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I really love the way they turned out. The red glitter really pops against the green tree. And I super love the wood and glitter combo. 

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Do you make ornaments for your tree? I love handmade ornaments so much and I have a few more up my crafty sleeve to show you, so stay tuned!