My daughter and I were looking for something to give her friends on Valentine’s Day. She is in pre-school and has started to make friends with her classmates. We searched and looked for some nice crafts and found this cute idea. The two of us enjoyed doing this project together. I’m sure her friends would love receiving these lollipops on Valentine’s Day!
What you need:
Lollipops – assorted flavors
Pink/red construction paper or thick stationary paper
How to do it:
Download Butterfly Valentine ,print on colored card-stock, cut out, make slits for sucker, add some decorations (cut out shapes of paper, stickers, glitter, etc.), insert sucker and then add some wiggly eyes to the top of the sucker. Add a piece of tape to the back to keep the sucker securely in place.
Decorative Storage Jars
When you need to organize and put some small items, like buttons, in small jars, it’s always fun to decorate the jars. Aside from being functional, these jars can be great ornaments. I found this nice idea from Michaels Stores and tried this. Now, instead of throwing away empty jars, I have found a way to put them into good use and brighten my shelf as well.
Here’s what you need:
Jars with cover
Pink pattern paper
Green pattern paper
Green ink, brown ink
Cut out letters
Other ornaments – lace, glossy accents, glitters, etc.
Cut a 3/8 inch strip of pink pattern paper. Wrap it around the jar near the bottom, slightly overlapping the ends. Glue the paper in place.
Stamp the frame image with green ink on green pattern paper and cut out the frame. Glue the frame to the jar in a vertical fashion.
Use the alphabet set and timber brown ink to stamp a label on the frame/jar.
Cut a 1 ¼ inch circle from green pattern paper and glue it to the jar lid. Cut a 1 inch circle from pink pattern paper and attach it on top of the green circle using foam adhesive.
Glue a piece of ribbon around the side of the lid. Cut another piece of ribbon, tie a knot in the center, and glue it to the first piece of ribbon.
For the button jar, stamp button images on pink pattern paper with timber brown ink. Add glossy accents to the images and allow them to dry. Cut out the buttons and glue them to the jar.
Try to keep a steady hand when stamping the label on the jar to prevent the ink from smearing.