Last week as I was talking to a Judge she told me that some of her friends wanted Valentine’s day to become a federal holiday. She rolled her eyes at them and we proceeded to laugh at the idea. Now, while I am not going to go as far as signing a petition to make it a federal holiday, I do have to confess that all of the DIY’s and treats for the day make me super happy. I had several DIY projects in mind this year, but due to time constraints I decided to stick with simple ones that I could get my little one involved in.
I am that crazy neighbor that decorates for anything and everything. However, because I change my outdoor decor for each “holiday” I don’t like to spend too much on it. Plus, I tend to get over things easily so chances are that by next year I won’t like the decor I used this year. I decided to give a Valentine’s Day wreath a try with 3 supplies from the ever so trusty Dollar Tree. And in 2 easy steps, I was done. I was originally going to twist the whole raffia around the wreath but I decided to do one strand at a time for a cleaner look.
I found a pack of three of these adorable mini clay pots at the Dollar Tree and just had to pick them up. I decided to have my LO help me with arts & crafts. He “helped” me paint the pots a solid color and then I dipped his thumb in a different color and helped him form the heart. Surprisingly we finished with very little mess. I used acrylic paint because they dry super fast and they are easier to clean up in the event of a big mess. I also made sure that our working station was over the black rug in our living room, to avoid disaster. My LO was super excited to paint and he even clapped at the finish product. To finish it off I added some of the new succulents my husband had just brought me. Let’s hope I can keep these alive, because yes I have killed succulents before.
The last DIY is an iron on shirt. A couple months back scrolling through Pinterest I found the most
adorable shirt that said “Mama is my bae.” I know, I know, I’m not the biggest fan of all of this new lingo but I just fell in love with the idea of a shirt for my LO with this saying. I had initially planned to use an iron on transfer pen but as luck would have it I was unable to find one anywhere near me. I opted to just do the good old iron on transfer paper. If you like the shirt & want to make one for your LO I am offering the downloadable file for free here.
In addition to my DIY’s, I’m also sharing with you a list of fellow bloggers who had amazing ideas. Click on the pictures and show them some love. I am saving some of these for myself for next year. I hope you enjoy!
XOXO – L.