Valentines Day Crafts

IMG_2989We’re prepping for a few events where we’ll be sharing some valentines day crafts, so thought we would share them here too! They’re not only easy but also very budget friendly! All supplies we’re purchased at the dollar store (minus the cardboard, which was rescued from our recycling bin).

Valentines Day Wreath

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Materials

Mason Jar Lid

Various Heart Decorations

Twine

Red Ribbon

Hot Glue

Directions

Wrap the twine around the Mason Jar lid, very tightly and hot glue both the starting point and the end point. Use whatever heart decorations you like and tie a ribbon at the top. Although this is so perfect for Valentines Day you could definitely use it as a Holiday Ornament too!

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Valentines Day Love Sign

Materials

Needle and red yarn

Square of burlap

red ribbon or rope

Felt

Scissors

Hot Glue

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Directions

You can get as creative as you like with your little burlap square. We kept it simple but would encourage those creativity juices to flow! We simply cut a heart out of felt and hot glued it to the burlap square. Then we used red yarn and a larger needle to write the word LOVE. We used a heart shaped sticker for the “O” and voila! A cute little sign to hang anywhere your heart desires.

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Heart Wreath

Materials

Heart Shaped Stickers

Red Ribbon

Heart Decorations

Cardboard Circle (with circle cut out from middle)

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Directions

Draw a large circle on a sheet of cardboard (I traced a plate to get that perfectly round circle) and then used a roll of masking tape for the circle on the inside. I cut the circles out using a box cutter, you could use scissors, depending on how hard your cardboard is. The fun part is next, even your toddler could get into this craft! Simply stick the stickers all over the wreath. I added some other type of hearts just to give the wreath a little texture but you could just stick with the stickers! Once it was finished I hot glued a piece of the ribbon to the back so that I could hang the wreath.

 

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DIY Handles!

IMG_2904So I saw this very pretty closet door handle on one of my favorite sites and was about to purchase it when I realized that it’s probably very easy to make on my own. Off I went to Canadian Tire, bought 6 handles for the price of one of the pretty ones and completed my entire project in under 30 minutes. I simply used hot glue on one end of the handle, then wrapped twine around the entire handle and used the hot glue on the other end. It literally took me less than 5 minutes per handle and I saved lots of money, can’t go wrong with a craft like that one.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough!

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Whole Wheat Pizza

We decided not to leave our house on New Years Day, which was an easy decision since it was cold and grey outside. Since we were home all day, homemade pizza seemed like the best thing for dinner. The dough was easy to make and then I made all sorts of toppings, sorted into little bowls. A great way to get your kids involved in making dinner as they can make their own pizzas. I used this recipe for making the dough, I substituted half a cup of brown rice flour instead of a full cup of white flour. The pizza was delicious and the crust was perfectly thin. I couldn’t get over how many slices my little guy ate, little did he know how many vegetables he was eating.