Saturday, 11 February 2012

Sweet Valentine

I have been so excited to post about this: the fruits of our Valentine craft night and also some Valentine cards I've made. I'll start with the craft night:


Firstly we all had a go at making these:
{Heart shaped crayons}

They were so easy, full instruction here. Simply snap up old crayons into pieces around 1cm (depending on colour effect you'd like); we didn't have enough old crayons but you can get new boxes of cheap crayons from around £1 at cheap shops. Experience taught us that it was best to only layer the crayons around 2-3cm deep in the case. For casing, we used plastic type of cupcake cases:
We heated the oven, popped them on a baking tray and heated them until they were melted. Top tips? When they are 80% melted and the kitchen starts smelling of melting crayons, that's when to take them out. Also, use a baking tray with a side so when you remove them from the oven you can pour some cold water in the bottom to set them quickly. That's it, job done! 
{Can you tell we were pleased with the outcome?}

Next, we all got on with our own projects. As I said earlier, I'd bought these things:
To make this. Now, mine are certainly not as neat, but for somebody who doesn't usually stitch and with no template, I thought the outcome was pretty cute:

{To make both of these took about 40 minutes in total and less than £6 for materials}

Laura made this beautiful garland in about 20 minutes using felt- amazing! She used plain white felt, heart felt coasters purchased from Asda (Wallmart in the US) and some red ribbon.
Now, to the cards. For Ben I made this:
{Outside}
{Inside}
Super easy to make:
1. Use blank cream card (I used bought cards but you could just use normal card and fold).
2. Stick down two foam hearts at an angle (I bought mine from a craft shop but you could just cut two out of red card).

3. Stick a playing card on top (told you this was easy)!
3.Using clear nail varnish, cover two of the hearts and dust with red glitter.

For Steve:



Super easy to make:
1.I traced this sketch of a fox as I'm truly awful at drawing!
2.Stick sketch onto coloured paper
3.Use glitter to highlight (stuck on using clear nail varnish)
The insides:
1.I used a stamper set from the ELC fro the writing, then small envelopes I had from a card making set. 
2.I put Love Hearts in here with messages for my boys.
Only question now, what do I do with the leftovers?
Hope you are all looking forwards to Valentines Day. I'm off to go and have a game of Lego with Ben- happy Saturday folks!x


11 comments:

  1. These are all so adorable! I might copy your wonderful card ideas for my boyfriend. :)
    By the way, you asked about my boots, I bought them at a garage sale!

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  2. Typical! I always find if I ask somebody about an item it's either years old or a present from an unknown place. Rx

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  3. I love all the crafts you made, especially those heart shaped crayons! What a great idea :)

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  4. These are so cute! What great ideas!

    Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog :-) I thought I'd answer them all in one hit - I sadly don't do anything to my skin except apply make up haha (about once a month I get bullied into exfoliating and so that also occurs?) and also how did you find 'Out of Africa'?! I sincerely hope you liked it!! x

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  5. i love this! i have always wanted to make those crayons! so fun for kiddies!

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  6. I love these cards!! They are getting me soooo excited to send out Valentines!

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  7. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing...

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  8. Whoa! Your diy gift and cards are just lovely!! Amazingly creative! Love the idea for Val's Day cards! We'd love to read more, so, following for sure!! ;) Oh and FYI, we have a Val's Day special DIY tutorial on our new blogpost. We hope you could drop by if you have time! ;) HAPPY VAL'S DAY gorgeous!!

    Love,
    MLU the blog.

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  9. yay craft day!! love the cards... super cute! xoxo B

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  10. Look at you! You go girl!!! Happy Valentine's day;)

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