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Thursday, February 10, 2011
Peelu's First School Valentines
I first saw this cute idea on Mustard Seeds via The Crafty Crow. I saved it away for future use because....I mean...really....what a perfect valentine for a kid who has a woodoworker as a father and a craft freak as her mother? Peelu obviously agreed and chose this as her valentine this year and we decided to make them into necklaces.
She's helped make valentines before and her artwork has graced many a heart...but these are OFFICIAL...the REAL DEAL...she's a school girl now and has to step up her Valentine Crafty Game!
We started out with some leftover tree branches from our backyard pruning. Ross cut them into wooden coin shapes, about 3/4 inch thick or so. Then he drilled a hole through the top.
Then I tied some sparkly red yarn on...
Peelu picked out her paint colors and I sketched a heart on each wood coin for her.
Then she started painting away...
Some of the hearts were a bit blobby and I helped her put on a second coat....
...but dang....they turned out CUTE! The kids and parents raved about them at preschool. And one super precious little boy has worn his every day (according to his mom). I love giving a valentine that can stick around.
They look pretty cute on the valentine giver herself too...
We all just LOVE this craft and have in mind to make more necklaces with other painted designs...or maybe Sharpie marker sketches...or maybe collaged items.....the possibilities are endless. And I have a feeling we will be keeping Ross and his saw busy.
Wife to a VERY understanding man (even if he does roll his eyes and duck back into his garage way too much); mother to three maniacs,crafter, professional volunteer, crazed maniac in her own right...yep, that about covers it for now.
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