Thursday, February 11, 2010

It's Valentines!

I've been wanting to make a Valentine's Day wreath and bought all the stuff at the end of January but then haven't had the time or the motivation to do it until this week. I saw THIS cute 'wreath' and thought I would make my own take on it. So, here it is!

I can't say that I'm totally in love with it, but it didn't turn out too bad. I bought a round peice of styrofoam at Michael's and cut it into a heart shape. Then, I just poked holes, added a dab of hot glue, and put the flowers in.

I bought these foam heart boxes to give to my kids on Valentine's Day full of goodies and notes. Tuesday we had a snow day and the kids were able to stay home all day. When the afternoon hit, they were a little restless and didn't want to go outside. I decided to pull out the boxes and let each child decorate their own. I thought they turned out cute and I plan to use them year after year, just like Christmas stockings!

I got the idea for these yummy lollipop cookies HERE. We've had so much fun with these and they were a hit at Benjamin's preschool party today. I'm excited for Hannah and Levi to share them with their classes tomorrow. They really aren't that hard to make.

And last but not least, here are the kids' Valentine's they are passing out this year. I LOVE them so much. Everyone at Ben's school today couldn't stop talking about them. They are so unique and clever and I really wish I had come up with the idea, but alas, I once again copied my awesome sister! Check out her earlier post HERE. She was kind enough to take my emailed pictures, put them into her digital scrapbooking software, and send them a Walmart near me so I could pick them up and finish them. I am totally investing in some digital scrapbooking software!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!


  1. LOVE the Valentine's, by the way!

  2. Let me know what scrapbooking software you get. I'm interested!

  3. Paula, I love it all! What is the green part of your wreath made of? It is so pretty and can be a great wreath for spring too. I am glad your kids valentines worked out. They all look adorable!

  4. The green part is hydrangea (sp?) flowers. I cut each flower off individually and put them in their own hole. Does that make sense? I bought some extra ones to make a couple topiaries but I haven't gotten to them yet. I'll be sure to post them when I do.

  5. I like the wreath. Looks great!