DIY Valentine Gifts for Men
Romance is in the air! Valentine's Day is right around the corner and by now most of us moms and grandmothers are winding down our Valentine crafting. Classroom and teacher gifts are done or nearly done, as are gifts for friends and families. By now many of us have had our fill of cutting out hearts and cupids and are ready to move on. But we may have neglected one of the most important people in our lives, our significant other!
Let's be honest, Valentine's Day is ...
Valentine Heart Hot Pads – Free Pattern
Valentine's Day is in less than a month. Valentine's is such a fun holiday, specially for crafters! I made up this super cute set of Valentine Heart Hot Pads to use in my kitchen this Valentine's Day. They make great gifts too!
This pattern is very easy, it's perfect for beginners! It uses rows of alternating single crochet and double crochet stitches to get the textured look. To make it heart shaped you just increase and decrease stitches at the appropriate rows.
I used Lily's ...
Popcorn Stitch Baby Headband
Baby Headbands, or any headband for that matter, are great projects to use up yarn scraps. They're quick and easy to make. They're also good projects for beginners. I made this cute Popcorn Stitch Baby Headband for my granddaughter Harper. I think she looks adorable in it!
I used #4 Worsted yarn for this headband, but you can use any kid of yarn you have, not to mention you of course can make it in any color. This is a great pattern to learn or practice the Popcorn stitch. It's ...
Picot Baby Headband
Last week I was in a mad frenzy making headbands for my only granddaughter Harper. She looks too cute in them! Being our only Princess, Harper is a bit spoiled by us all. We have 4 grandsons including her twin brother Sadi, none of them want or need crochet headbands. But I have a blast creating cute things for Harper. This Picot Baby Headband looks adorable on her. It was perfect for Valentine's Day, or any other day for that matter.
Baby Headbands are a great and easy way to use up ...
Shell Pattern Baby Headband – Free Pattern
When you have been crocheting or knitting for a while you tend to accumulate bits of extra yarn. I know I have a basket full! One of the best ways to make use of yarn scraps are quick easy projects such as this Shell Pattern Baby Headband.
This baby headband takes less than an hour to make and they are so cute! I made a couple for my one and only granddaughter Harper, my grandsons were not interested in any! Once you make the basic headband you can decorate it with just about anything, ...
Toddler Friendly Valentines
My 2 year-old toddler Jett goes to a daycare where unfortunately they do not celebrate any holidays. This is unfortunate for us because we love to celebrate every single holiday imaginable! With Valentine's being around the corner, it's hard to resist buying all these cute Valentines! Fortunately Jett attends a couple other places that is crowded with toddlers so we were able to get some goodies!
We went to Target the other day and were in search of allergy-friendly Valentine giveaways...
Valentine Crafts & Treats Round Up – Free Printables
Valentine's Day is this weekend! If you have school age kids then you probably have to send Valentine treats to school this Friday. Don't worry if you're running late, here is a round up of Valentine crafts & treats you can whip up in just a few minutes. If you're planning a last minute Valentine's Day party these ideas will be a great help too!
Handprint art is always a great craft for kids! I love this Swan canvas idea by Kimberly Sneed on A Nightowl Blog!
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Star Wars Valentines – DIY Valentine Cards
Valentine's Day is in a couple of weeks. It's a fun holiday when you have school age kids, they love sharing cute Valentines with their classmates. Every year finding the right Valentines for my grandson to bring to class can be a challenge. They think most of the cards sold at stores are too "girly". This year it was a bit easier thanks to the new Star Wars movie. I had seen similar Star Wars Valentines on Pintrest last year but Devon, my grandson wasn't interested.
On my recent ...
DIY Mardi Gras Masks – FREE Template
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Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is right around the corner, it's on February 17, 2015. Mardi Gras is celebrated the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. It marks the last day that folks can indulge in rich food and drink before the fasting and abstinence begins for the Lenten season which runs from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.
In some places such as Venice and Rio de Janeiro the celebration called Carnivale or Carnival, begins in ...