Friday, 10 February 2012

{The Pinterest Challenge}



LifeAsIKnowIt

I am so excited to be taking part in The Pinaddicts Challenge with Kerry, @thelovebump. Check out the rules here.

I was going to share the dress that I made for my daughter which some of you may have seen on my Twitter feed, but it wasn't from any of my Pinterest boards and I need a bit longer to do a tutorial for it... so watch this space.

In the meantime, I thought I would share two of the Valentine's craft projects I've done with my toddler.

The first is the Valentine's cards that we've made for his little chums.

I spotted on Pinterest that you could shape a toilet roll into a heart to make a heart stamp - what a novel idea!

Original from Pinterest {image source}

So my toddler and I set about making some Valentine's cards using this technique... Here he is in action!
Toddler, still in PJs! What a mess we made!!!

Our kitchen roll 'heart stamp' and heart stamp that I cut from an old sponge

The finished cards! Yay! (we added glitter heart stickers which I got from Baker Ross)

We've also made some little favour bags for his nursery friends which we filled with Starburst sweets and I made a personalised tag to seal the bag.

Original from Pinterest {image source}

And here's our version... I've blurred out my son's name which I put in the balloon shape and it reads "I'm bursting with happiness that you're my friend, Love XX" and on the reverse I put "Happy Valentine's Day". In retrospect I should have glued the tag but I was lazy and used my stapler which perhaps doesn't look as good.




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6 comments:

  1. Lovely!!! So cute too. Some lucky friends will be getting a treat next week!! Xx

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  2. I love these! What a little heartbreaker he is going to turn out to be. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with us #pinaddicts x x

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  3. I love the heart toilet roll stamp. I'm going to try that! Love the little bag of sweets too. Great idea.

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  4. oh man!! those are such sweet projects!! The toilet roll stamp is genius! I pinned the starburst sweets too :)

    Thanks so much for joining our challenge - see you next month! xx

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  5. Love the cards. Often the simplest ideas are the best

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  6. Thanks for the lovely comments. The cards were received by some lucky little girls today and they all loved them. The sweets went down a treat at nursery too. Happy Valentine's Day to you all :-)

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