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!

Your hostesses,
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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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February Baby Fashion

Hello Everyone!
 
It’s Siri again from Of Pumpkin Thieves and Buffalo Wings back for another fashion guest post! Today I’m going to share a few must-haves for February Baby Fashion!
 
 
February is such a fun month for fashion because bold reds and delicate whites can be styled together 
to create a classic, winning combination!
 
I love getting my little lady’s holiday outfits styled just right and this one was definitely a huge success!
 
I combined three pieces that are just perfect for Valentine’s day….or any day, let’s be honest!
 
1. A Bonnet
 
 
Baby bonnets are so delicate and sweet. They offer just the right touch to an Valentine’s outfit
to give a pop of color and keep your little one’s ears warm too! Svea’s is from Briar Handmade where you can find lots of colors and styles of gorgeous, handmade bonnets for your littles. 
 
 
2. Moccasins
 
 
Leather moccasins are wonderful for giving your little one flexibility for their feet and protection at the same time. Svea’s moccasins are Freshly Picked and they are hands down our favorite brand.  The red compliments her bonnet with this Valentine’s Day outfit and they match so many other outfits as well!
 
 
3. A Lace or Tulle Dress
 
 
Lace and tulle add just the right amount of whimsy to your little lady’s outfit for the day that’s supposed to represent classic love. I chose white coloring for the dress to contrast the bonnet and moccasins. And went with this precious lace dress from The Little Z Boutique. They have all sorts of other lace and tulle dresses as well!
 
 
And of course, Svea finished off her Valentine’s Day outfit by sucking her fingers in the “I Love You” sign like always. :)
 
Don’t be afraid to add those pops of red into your littles Valentine’s Day outfits! Hopefully I provided some fun fashion inspiration! Stop by my blog for more outfits!
 
 
Thanks for reading!
 

Hand Drawn Heart Banner

Hello friends!

Today I want to share a simple and easy to make craft that anyone can make… the super crafty and the super un-crafty. Plus, it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day! Check out this Hand Drawn Heart Banner I whipped up the other day in under 10 minutes…

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To make this adorable decoration, you will need the following things:

  • plain canvas pennants (Oriental Trading Company)
  • baker’s twine (red and pink)
  • fabric markers (red and pink)
  • scissors

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Spread out the canvas pennants and use the fabric markers to draw hearts on each triangle. 

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If you can draw hearts, then you can totally make this Hand Drawn Heart Banner!

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After you finish drawing on the hearts, string the baker’s twine through the holes on the pennants. If your pennants don’t have holes, you can also hot glue the tops of the pennants to the baker’s twine. 

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When you’re finished, hang it up with some cute washi tape!

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Nice and easy right? I adore banners and have some for each holiday and even banners I keep up year round! #putabanneronit ;) 

Thanks for stopping by today friends! Have a great weekend!

Teach Me Tuesday: Pin the Arrow on the Heart Game

Hello there to all my night owl friends! Thanks for stopping by for our kid-friendly weekly series, Teach Me Tuesday!

I thought I was done with the Valentine’s Day posts, but I have just one more to sneak in if that’s okay!.I have a fun printable that you and the kiddos are sure to love. Check out this PIn the Arrow on the Heart Game!

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So cute right? We had so much fun playing our game at our Valentine’s Day party with our sweet homeschool friends! Do you want to play? 

All you need is:

  • Printable Pin the Arrow on the Heart Game
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Bandana (blind fold)

Put the bandana on the kiddo…

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Give them a spin or two…

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And let them pin!

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Such cute kids. Download the printable game HERE and HERE for your kiddos! Please remember that all free printables are available to MFTM readers for personal use only. 

Our party was full of fun, giggles, games, music, yummy food, and lots of LOVE!

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Us mommas pooled together to give our kiddos a super sweet, love filled day. So grateful for these sweet kids and their creative, inspiring, caring mommas!

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Their friendship blesses me! 

Thanks to Mel for all of the awesome photos of our fun party day! Her blog is a MUST to check out… head on over to Mbrace Life!

Conversation Heart Blocks

Hello there and Happy Love Day, my friends! 

I am excited to share my last Valentine’s Day project of the year with you today. I had planned to get it up yesterday but the day got away from me. It’s a fairly easy DIY project that I’m positive you will love! Check out my Conversation Heart Blocks! 

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Want to make your own cute Conversation Heart Blocks? Here’s what you need:

  • three 4 inch tall 2×4’s, sanded
  • craft paint (white, red, pink, blue)
  • sponge brushes
  • vinyl heart stencils
  • white paint pen

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How To:

Paint all 3 blocks with 2 coats of white paint. After they are dry, apply the vinyl heart stencils and smooth down the edges to prevent paint bleeding through. Paint the inside of the hearts…one red, one pink, and one blue. Carefully peal off the vinyl stencils before the paint dries. I made my stencils using my Silhouette cutting machine. You can easily cut the hearts by hand if you don’t have a vinyl cutting machine on hand. Once the hearts are dry, use the paint pen to write something you might find on a Conversation Heart Candy. I wrote “Call Me,” “True Love,” and “Be Mine” on my three blocks. 

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Aren’t they cute?! I just love how they turned out. You could even paint the hearts with chalkboard paint and use chalk to switch up the messages on the hearts! They would make such cute gifts for friends, neighbors, and teachers too. 

Here’s a peek at my entry way table…

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I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day!!

PS- There’s a few hours left of a fun FLASH giveaway on Facebook! Head on over to enter

Distressed Glitter Heart Sign

Hello there and happy Friday! 

This year I shopped around my house and used what I already have on hand to decorate for Valentine’s Day, but I really wanted a new wooden sign to display on my entry way table. So I whipped up this cute Distressed Glitter Heart Sign. It was an easy DIY decor project and I think you’ll really like it. I love the look of the distressed wood and the bling of the glitter together. 

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Are you ready to make your own? Here’s what you will need:

  • 10×10 sanded wood
  • white primer 
  • aqua spay paint
  • clear satin spray paint
  • mod podge
  • glitter
  • red craft paint
  • sponge brush
  • sand paper
  • heart/LOVE vinyl stencils

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How To:

I cut and sanded my piece of wood myself, but you can easily purchase a piece of sanded wood from the craft store. Prime the wood with white twice, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next. Then spray the sign with aqua and allow it to dry. White the paint was drying, I designed and cut out my vinyl stencil using my Silhouette. If you don’t own a vinyl cutting tool, you can purchase adhesive stencils from your local craft store. Once the aqua paint is dry, distress the wood with the sand paper. Then apply the vinyl stencil onto the wood and smooth out/press down firmly. Use a sponge brush to paint the hearts with Mod Podge and then get your glitter on… sprinkle glitter all over the hearts. Use a clean sponge brush to paint the word LOVE with red. Carefully peel off the vinyl stencil and discard. Once it’s dry, spray the entire sign with the clear satin spray paint to seal everything. DONE!

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 It’s so pretty. It goes great with my other Valentine decor. You can change the color choices to whatever matches your decor best. And just for fun, you can check out my other handmade signs HERE

 Thanks so much for coming by today! During the My Favorite Things Giveaway, I asked what you wanted to see more of at Mine for the Making and many of you said crafts and DIY projects. Thanks for inspiring me to create this crafty little DIY project! More to come for sure :)

If you liked this Valentine’s post, check out my Valentine’s Heart Argyle Wreath,  Painted Heart Burlap Banner, and Glittery Heart Block!

Teach Me Tuesday: 14 Valentine’s Day Games for Kids

Hey there friends! Welcome to Teach Me Tuesday, where I share all things kid-friendly. Most of which involves you teaching your kiddo a craft, learning activity, game, etc. 

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We are in the midst of planning a Valentine’s Day party with our homeschool group, so I was searching for fun activities and games for our special day. I came across 14 Valentine’s Day Games for Kids of all ages that you are sure to love. Check them all out by clicking on the links below!

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SO fun, right?! Perfect to do with your kids on Valentine’s Day or if you are having a Valentine’s party. Any room moms or teacher friends out there? I think your party has been pretty much planned *wink*. Don’t forget to PIN it!

Thanks for stopping by today friends! What fun traditions do you have with the kiddos for Valentine’s Day?