A series where several bloggers are showing off their fabulous Valentine’s Day ideas!
Up first Vanessa is sharing a fun and special way to show your children in a tangible way how much they are loved.
I have to be honest, I have always felt that Valentine’s Day is such a sweet “holiday” but I never really got into it too much…until I had kids! Now I see it as a wonderful opportunity to raid their candy jars after they have gone to sleep not just give them treats, but to have a good old-fashioned love fest and help beat these winter blahs. I decided this year I would create a way for us to count down the days until V-day and also share with my rascals some of things we adore about them.
This little cupboard was a Clearance aisle find at a local store about a year ago.
I thought it would be the perfect place to house our countdown.
I like to think of myself as the “every woman’s” crafter…my crafts are simple and easy and inexpensive!
I found these little white paper bag/boxes at the Dollar Tree.
And, each one received a stenciled number to help us count down the days.
I had to get a bit creative in how they all fit into the cupboard!
The kids will take turns each day receiving a bag and discovering what lies inside.
I thought we could use this as a way to speak into their lives and affirm the wonderful qualities we see in both of them.
Of course I couldn’t resist adding a little sweet treat along with the sweet words!
On the last day, this is what they will find.
It is the perfect addition to the little Valentine’s Vignette I created in the playroom!
Now it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a little candy…but instead of eating this candy (okay so we did eat one bag for ourselves. grin.) I decided to do something crafty with it instead.
I created these cute little candy topiaries using Dollar Tree Styrofoam shapes, a bag of heart shaped candies from The Christmas Tree Store (do you have one of these? I LOVE this place!!) and some old candlesticks (one that was even broken, so don’t throw those away!) that I painted silver. This is another one of those no brainer crafts…that comes out so cute!
I was able to make two topiaries from one bag of candy and made my third by making a “tree” out of scrapbook paper. This little vignette ended up costing a whopping $3.50 in craft supplies!
So we hope these two projects prove that decorating for holidays like Valentine’s Day do not have to be expensive! It’s the little touches that can make it extra special!
A big thank you again to Ashley for inviting us to participate and a big thank you to the sponsors of 14 Days of Love!
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