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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Day Garland and other crafts

While Hazel was decorating her valentines some more, I made a very simple garland. I glued some red heart cut-outs that I got at the Dollar Tree (I think) onto heart doilies. I alternated the doily colors pink and white. Then with Hazel's glitter glue I wrote letters on it. To string it I cut two slits in each one with an Exacto knife and strung it on a thin ribbon (which had tape on the end). Very easy and gets us into the holiday spirit a bit more.
Close up of one letter
Hazel was having fun decorating the wood cut-outs today with glitter glue. Yesterday she added glitter glue, stamps and stickers to our paper valentines.
Then remember the needle felting I did at the end of January. I finally did something with a few of them. I bought a head band at Joann Fabrics and sewed on the flower.

I got my model to stay still and let me take a picture, but first I had to wear it and let her take a picture of me with her camera. Luckily she doesn't know I can download her pictures yet. We got her a kids' digital camera for Christmas so she wouldn't play with ours all the time. Most of the pictures she takes are of something like a leg or the sofa because she doesn't quite get the proper way to use it.
This one might be the one to send to family for Valentine's Day.


I also bought some barrettes at Joann Fabrics to make different barrettes for her. So I glued one of the hearts onto one. She has actually been letting me pull her hair back at least for a short bit most days. I used the idea I read on someone's blog of using the non-slip shelf liner inside the barrette to make it not slip out. This is one of the biggest problems we have is nothing will stay in her hair. I will let you know if it works or not. We are waiting for the glue to dry still before we could try it.





Well that is about all we have been up to in crafting besides a bit of painting.  Hope you are having a good day!

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11 comments:

  1. Love your garland! I did something similar with doilies...they are too cute. I love to see all the little things you do with your daughter, it reminds me it is possible to be completely present with our little ones. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you!! We enjoy our time together.

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  2. Thank you for your lovely Valentine Hazel!
    Annabel LOVED it! We need to make another heart puppet now, so we can play together :)
    Thanks a lot, it was lovely!

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  3. Cute Valentine Garland, I spent my day crafting a Valentine Banner for my fireplace as well. :) I love the idea of using your needle felts as hair pretties, what a fun idea!

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  4. Adorable kiddo craft and sweet felting project!

    Thanks so much for taking part in our Pin'Inspiration Party. Hope that you are having as much fun exploring as I am and that you'll take part in helping the "Beat the Winter Blues" on Saturday.

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  5. Love the Valentine Garland- super cute!

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  6. Cute projects! You've been so busy! Thanks for taking the time to link at Shine on Fridays!

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  7. I love that headband! So cute! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  8. Great crafts! I love the garland and the heart barrette is adorable!

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  9. You are so creative! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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