Oh Happy Day!
♥ I am actually writing a post! ♥It feels so good to be using both my arms and crafting again. I have to tell you that all your emails to see how I am doing has filled my heart to overflowing. It never ceases to amaze me that blogging has brought so many of you beautiful friends into my life. To sum up, I am about 70% healed and I am about to start a little physical therapy to get this old elbow to straighten. But I am doing great!
So getting a little crafting in has been soothing to my soul! I feel like I am using a part of my brain that was lying dormant this past month. And I have to tell ya...Valentine's Day is one of my FAVORITE holidays to create for...maybe it is being a mom to girls? Or my love of red and pink? Who knows but this particular project was fun because I used my favorite method of crafting: USE WHAT YOU HAVE to make it SIMPLE.
I came up with a little Valentine breakfast for Daddy (or Hubby ♥). Obviously, the men in our lives may possibly get the short end of the stick on this particular love day so what better way to celebrate them? And a little attention to detail makes this oh so fun!
Your first little project is this easy DIY tray made from a large picture frame. Attach two handles by screwing it in on the sides and put pretty fabric or a Valentine message inside the glass and you have a perfect tray for your breakfast!
Next, I gave some coffee mugs a little "heart." A fabric heart, that is. As many of you know, I will cover anything with fabric or yarn if I am able. And how fun to make an everyday mug festive that can be removed later?
I cut out some hearts from scrap fabric and used my little Xyron sticker maker.
Then I simply attached them to the mugs. Um, so simple I probably did not need photos. :)
Now fill your pretty mug (In this case we used tea since that is what my husband and I drink). I also attached a pretty paper tag made from scraps with a fabric heart.
Just another personal touch to add more looooove.
These heart skewers are made with fabric and yarn wrapped pipe cleaners.
Here's a quick how to:
1. Wrap a strip of fabric tightly around your pipe cleaner. The color does not matter with fabric but with yarn, try to match the color because the yarn is so thin.2. Secure the ends with some fabric glue ensuring you can't see the end of the pipe cleaner and form a heart.
3. Trim a bamboo skewer to size to twist your heart onto.
4. Twist the ends around the skewer tightly and glue to your skewer.
5. You have a pretty DIY heart!
Pop your cute skewers into some yummy chocolate chip scones (a favorite at our house) or use them in cupcakes or on a cake. Add these cute heart doilies colored by the kiddos for an extra dash of sweetness.
Cut some from flowers from your yard (if you are from Florida like me), make your own from fabric or paper, or of course you can buy some! My friend gave these pretties to me when she brought me dinner and covered it with a little sweater sleeve. Just perfect!
And look...it's a little water bottle! How smart! (thanks Lisa!)
Wasn't this fun?
I hope you like all the simple ideas to make Valentine's Day special. Husband's and daddy's deserve a little extra love and thought and what better way then with some yummy goodies and precious touches from the little ones?
Hugs and loads of blessings to each of you!