Friday, 10 February 2012

{The Pinterest Challenge}


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

  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

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

  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

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

  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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