Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"Bee" My Valentine?

So I am one of those Moms who goes a little nuts on Valentines Day. I can't help myself, I just love making Valentines. Each year I try to come up with at least one original Valentine project. Two years ago I made "You're Dino-mite" sticks and last year I made pirate themed "Will you be m'eye valentine" eye patches for my son.

This year I made these for my daughter.



Its the first time that she will get to exchange Valentines at school and I wanted to make something really cute for all of her little friends.

To make your own you will need:
- Sticky backed craft foam (flower colors)
- 1 sheet of white craft foam
- Card stock (white or assorted colors)
- Single hole punch
- Ribbon (nothing fancy required)
- Yellow crafting pom-poms
- Sharpie marker
- Sticky backed googly eyes
- Glue gun
- Pencils


Steps: 

  • Cut out a card stock square (approximately 3X3").
  • Punch two holes in the center of the square about 1-2 centimeters apart, string a piece of ribbon (about 4" long) through the holes.
  • Cut out a piece of foam (same size as the card stock and attach it to the card stock as pictured above (4 and 5)
  • Cut out a flower shape. Tulip shapes are very easy to freehand. 
  • Set aside your flower while you make your bee. 
  • Using a sharpie (I used a fat tipped marker) Draw a black line around your yellow pom-pom. I found that dabbing the marker at the pom-pom worked well. 
  • Cut out little wings using white foam (non-sticky backed) and attach the foam to the bee with hot glue. Tip - put your line of hot glue on the edge of the wing then attach it to the pom-pom. 
  • Add another dab of hot glue to your flower and attach your bee. 
  • Use the string on the card stock side of the flower to tie the flower on to the pencil. Add a green leaf to write a note to your valentine. You could also omit the string and pencil all together and simply write a note on the back of the flower. 

Aren't those pom-pom bees the cutest things? Here's hoping my little one actually gets to give them to her friends this week. We are expecting another big snow storm here tomorrow.

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