Well, Valentine’s Day is less than 24 hours away…are you ready?
My students have been at it again with another Valentine’s Day craft – some Valentine Heart Trees!
Aren’t they adorable? The step by step instructions can be found over on Curious & Crafty – I hope you’ll pop over to take a look and leave them a comment (it would make their day)! Most of the materials for this craft can be found at a craft store (for only a few dollars, of course)! I currently have my heart tree sitting in my dining room – so cute!
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Curious & Crafty now!!!
So…are you ready for Valentine’s Day at the end of the week? I have been busy getting crafty with some of my students, and they have been so eager to show off their work in celebration of the holiday!
These Valentine Heart Vases are seriously cute, and I hope you’ll visit their blog, Curious & Crafty, to see the tutorial in its entirety! I can attest that this craft is easy to make, the materials are simple (and cheap) to purchase, and the final product is so fun! My Valentine Heart Vase is currently gracing my desk; it’s a nice pop of color and spirit for the holiday! So, go on over and give them a visit, will you?
Justin and I decided we weren’t done with our Halloween decorating with just the skeletons posed in our yard. I thought it would only make sense to decorate our front door as well…with a Halloween wreath!
I have seen so many great Halloween wreath ideas over the years and I was excited to create one for our home. I really wanted to create a wreath out of skeleton bones like the one on Ready, Set, Craft! However, when I preemptively calculated the cost of a few bags of bones from the Halloween party store I decided to go with a slightly more affordable option. Perhaps I’ll accumulate more bags of bones over the years and can create a wreath then!
It is no secret: Justin and I are big fans of Halloween. Big big fans. We make our yearly trek to Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando (by the way: loved it this year!), and I’ve always longed for a yard to decorate for the holiday. Well, this year was our very first shot at it, and I wasn’t going to miss out on the opportunity. I’ll be honest: I didn’t think Justin would go for any of this…but after he heard me giggling after seeing a picture on Pinterest of some skeletons carrying a coffin across a yard, he was hooked on the idea of creating our own scene.
We brainstormed for a bit; how many skeletons would we need to acquire? How will we pose them? How will we make them stay put in the yard? Come to find out: purchasing full size skeletons isn’t exactly a cheap feat. Plus, depending on how you would like to position the skeleton, certain joints are required. For our final product, we needed two different types of skeletons – one with arms that had rotating shoulder/arm sockets, and one without. However, we managed to score an awesome deal at Ross for our first one: $24! Good fortune was shining on us. We found our second skeleton at Target; it was the cheapest option after shopping around at various party and Halloween stores in our area. Go figure: I love you, Target.