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Valentine’s Day Heart Mobile <3

Emma and I were working in the art room this weekend when we decided it was past time to put up some Valentine’s Day decorations.  Looking around for a quick, pre-nap craft, I had the idea for an easy heart mobile to hang in the dining room.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Squares of pink/red/purple paper (we used pink)
  • Yarn (we used red)
  • Scissors
  • Tape

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Step 1:

Cut out your hearts.  I did this quickly, and didn’t pay much attention to uniformity.  Since you’ll be sticking two together later, I suggest you do two at a time, keeping those about the same size.

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Step 2:

Decorate those hearts!

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Step 3:  Cut your string and tape hearts!  I folded a second piece of tape together to secure the second heart.

 

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Step 4: Hang and Enjoy!  I tied the strings in a loose double knot to our hanging light fixture over the table.  Easy as pie!

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Flying Wish Paper

Welcome 2013!  Today I discovered something called Flying Wish Paper.  The idea is simple: you take this special paper, write down a wish, dream or goal- anything- then set it on fire and watch it fly away! What a beautiful and fun way to say goodbye to 2012 and send our pledges and resolutions for the new year up to the sky!

Click on the image to go to their website and learn more.  Warning!  This is NOT for children!!

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pyramid ornament/gift box

Thanks to Etsy’s awesome How-To Tuesday’s for sharing this video on how to make a pyramid gift box that doubles as an ornament.  Fun things to do with them:

  • make a GIANT one with poster paper and put a stuffed animal in it.   Lower one flap like a door for them to come in and out of.
  • Instead of leaving a plate of cookies out for Santa, fill your boxes with cookies, hang them all over the tree, and make Santa hunt for them.
  • Unconventional jewelry gift box.
  • Fill boxes with a small dessert or after dinner treat and decorate your table setting with little gifts on each plate.

Any more ideas?  Share them in the comments section below!