Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet – FREE Recipes and Printables

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet – FREE Recipes and Printables

Did you forget that Mother’s Day is on May 10th. this year?  Can’t get reservations to her favorite brunch spot?  No worries!  DIY your own brunch buffet for Mom, Grandma, Aunties, and all the Moms in your life.  It will not only be more cost effective than those fancy Mother’s Day brunches at a hotel or restaurant, it will be extra special too!

Mother's DayYou don’t have to limit yourself to just taking Mom out you can invite her friends and family as well for a nice brunch and a great time.

The menu can be as simple as bagels and donuts or as fancy as a you like; you can have pancake, waffle, and crepe stations along with Mimosa or Bloody Mary bars.  You can tailor it to fit your budget and your Mom’s preferences.  The important thing is you did it for Mom so she and her friends and family can get together for a memorable time.

Here are some ideas and recipes to inspire you.  Go ahead make her day!

 

Choose your buffet style:

Mother's DayYou can choose what type of buffet you want to set up from an intimate get together with just close family or a lavish champagne brunch spread for Mom and all her cohorts.
Here’s a simple brunch buffet from Pampers, Play Dates & Parties. [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Mother's Day A Pink & Orange Bagel Bar by Giggles Galore. [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Mother's DayAn Eggo Waffle Bar by Mammamoiselle.  No cooking involved! [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Mother's DayAnother no cook option from Hostess with the Mostess is a Yogurt Bar! [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Mother's DayFor something a bit fancier here’s a Crepe Bar from Your Home Based Mom.  Click here for recipes! [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

 

 

Mother's Day Or go all out with this Champagne Brunch idea from Catch My Party!
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Mother's DayDon’t forget the beverages!  Here’s a great idea for a Mimosa Bar from Smarty had a Party.   You may want to add sparking grape juice as a non-alcoholic option for guests who choose not to imbibe.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother's DayOr a Bloody Mary Bar from Four and Know More.  Guests can choose to add the Vodka, or not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mother's DayAnd of course no buffet would be complete without a dessert station.  Here’s a sweet idea I found on Pinterest re-purposing an old dresser.

 

 

 

 

 

What to serve?

Mother's Day The menu is the next step.  It would depend on your budget and kitchen skills.  You can host a brunch buffet without busting the bank and without any culinary ability,  it just takes planning!

Sure fire buffet hits with no cooking required would be:  Eggo or frozen pancake bars, Cereal bars, yogurt bars, fresh fruit stations, pastry tables, and bagel bars.

Hit up your local Costco or Sam’s club or your favorite supermarket to buy everything you need.  You don’t even have to cut the fruit, you can buy a fruit tray.  Just be sure you have a pretty toaster or two on hand for guests to use.

You don’t have to limit yourself to one type of bar you can mix and match to create a buffet that has two or more stations; DIY Waffles, yogurt bar with fresh fruit and granola for toppings, and a beverage station for example.

Mother's Day If you want to cook reduce the stress and include menu items that can be cooked or  prepped in advance; unless you’re a seasoned short order cook making cook to order eggs for each of your guests can make you frantic.  So think quiches, casseroles, and baked goods!

Try this overnight Creme Brulee French toast from Carlsbad Cravings.  I made it for my family’s Christmas brunch last year, it was wonderful.  You prep it the night before and pop it in the oven half an hour before serving.

Click here for recipe!

 

Mother's DayAnother family brunch favorite is Chile Relleno Torta, I recipe I found years ago in Diane Mott Davidson’s book “Dying for Chocolate”.  It’s basically a crustless quiche with a bit of a bite from the picante sauce on top.  I prep everything the night before and pop it in the oven a half hour or so before serving.  I serve it with a basket of warm tortillas and bowls of sour cream and guacamole.  My kids and grandkids expect this every year for Christmas brunch.

Click here for recipe!

Mother's DayFor something heartier try this Ham & Cheese Breakfast Bake from Country Cleaver.

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Mother's DayYou can make this Yogurt Coffee Cake by Chef in Training the day before, it would make a yummy centerpiece for your dessert station.

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Mother's DayMake these Frosted Orange Buns by Kitchen Sanctuary the day before, it’s sure to be a hit!

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Mother's DayThis Strawberry & Coconut Breakfast Casserole from Simply Stacie is another make ahead option.

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Mother's DayAdd this Overnight Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal by Thrifty Jinxy to a cereal bar as a hot alternative.  Guests can serve themselves directly from the crockpot.

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Mother's DayYou can make these breakfast sandwiches by Jamie Cooks It Up the night before and pop them in the oven in the morning.

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Decorate?

Mother's DayWhether you’re serving a simple buffet or and elaborate one don’t forget to add the final touch to your tables!  Decorate!

Even if you’re dessert tables is just filled with store bought cupcakes, it will look more festive plated on a pretty cake stand and decorated with pretty cupcake wrappers and toppers.

Flowers in mason jars and vases are another good way to make the house look festive. Balloons, ribbons, tissue pom-poms are inexpensive ways to decorate for any event.

Using pretty plates, even paper ones help add color and fun to any gathering.  Add interest to your buffet table by plating food in pretty trays, stands, and jars of varying height.

Check out these free Mother’s Day Printables from The Girl Creative click here!

Make your own cake stands from dollar store finds!  Learn how here!

DIY Mother’s Day Subway Art Tray

DIY Mother’s Day Subway Art Tray

Mother’s Day is just 4 days away.  It’s time to think about what to get Mom this year!  Sure you can go out and buy Mom that bottle of perfume like you do every year or send over a nice floral arrangement, but the best Mother’s Day gifts I’ve ever received are those that the kids made for me.

Mother's Day Subway Art Tray My recent favorite is the hand print tree my grandson Devon made for me (with his mom’s help) several years ago.  It proudly hangs in my hallway and I smile every time I see it!

I featured this last year in my post Mother’s Day Crafts Kids Can Make.  There’s a free printable of the poem they have under the tree in that post.  Click here if you want the printable or just want to check out last year’s Mother’s Day craft ideas you can do with your kids!

If you’re looking for a new idea read on!  This year I’ll be posting how-to’s for several craft ideas to make for Mom from now until Mother’s Day, which is on Sunday, May 8th. this year.   I’ve been making Mother’s Day gifts for the Moms in our family for weeks, I have to admit, I’m loving them so much I’m actually making some for myself!

Lately I’m really into Subway Art.  I love the idea of arranging words that are visually pleasing and convey a message.  I’ve seen all kinds of Subway Art on everything from framed artwork to wedding invitations.  I love it all!

On a recent trip to Walmart I found this plain metal tray, it screamed “possibilities” to me.  I wasn’t sure exactly what I would do with it but I just had to have it.

When I got it home I started working on Mother’s Day crafts and I thought why not use it to make a Mother’s Day Subway Art Tray.  A tray would be functional, pretty, and a perfect “canvas” for Subway Art!

There are many ways to use trays right?  I mean you can of course use it to serve food, but you can also use a tray to hold anything from make-up to letters, you can use it in a tables cape, and you can prop it on a stand like a picture or photo.


Mother's Day Subway Art Tray
If you’re not familiar with Subway Art it’s just a bunch of words typed or written in different sizes, fonts, and colors that are arranged in such a way that is legible, readable, and appealing.  The words can relate a theme, they can be the words of a poem, song, or  they can relay a message.  In short Subway Art can be about anything you want!  And if you do it yourself you can use it anyway you want.  You can print it out and frame it, make a stencil and color it in with paint, markers, or chalk, cut out the letters and decoupage it, the possibilities are endless!

(This post contains affiliate links to the products I used in the project)

Mother's Day Subway Art Tray

Mother's Day Subway ArtFor this project I decided to paint it on the tray using a stencil I cut on my Cricut Explore  on  Dura Lar but if you don’t have a cutting machine and clear Dura Lar you can still make a stencil using the template I’ll be sharing with you and card stock!  Unfortunately the Cricut Design Space doesn’t allow me to share the actual template I used to cut.

But you can download this template by clicking here!  Size it for your needs in Microsoft Paint or whatever image editor you use; print it out on card stock, then cut out the letters.  Voila! You have a stencil!

Or you can make your own in paint, Photoshop, or other image editors, or use a free online photo editor like picmonkey.com.  If you need cool fonts check out dafont.com they have a ton of free fonts you can download and install in your computer!  (hint: open the box after the download, choose the font file, and click install.  It will automatically be added to your system fonts and will be on the scroll down whenever you need to choose the font you want to use.)

Once I had my stencil I used Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint to paint in the letters then sealed it with Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer in Matte finish.  By the way this project only cost me $10, the cost of the tray!  If you don’t have the supplies needed it will cost you a bit more, you’ll have to buy the paint, sealer, and a stencil brush.  The paints, sealer, and brush should cost you $10-15 depending you how many colors you choose, but you’ll have lots of supplies left over for future projects.

Here’s how I made this Mother’s Day Subway Art Tray!  I love it!

Mother's Day Subway Art TraySupplies:

Rectangular Metal Tray – I got mine from Walmart (you can use a wooden tray too!)

Stencil made from Dura Lar or card stock

Acrylic Paint – I used Apple Barrel brand (you can click on the link and get it from our Amazon affiliate or you can pick some up at Walmart or your local craft store – any acrylic paint will do)

Clear Acrylic Sealer – I used Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer which you can pick up at Walmart or any craft store or you can order from our Amazon affiliate by clicking the link – any sealer will do)

Stencil brush our Pouncers

Paper Towels to wipe off brush

Small container of water to clean off brush or brushes for color changes

Clean scouring pad – the green ones you use for pots and pans

Work table covering – drop cloth, newspapers, or whatever you have on hand to cover your work space

How to:

  1. Measure the area you want to stencil and adjust the stencil template to fit. (My tray measured 12″ x 18″ so I made my stencil 11″ x 17″ so that I could have a half inch space around it.  I actually had to cut the stencil in 2 parts in my machine – the top stencil measures 11″x 11″, the bottom 11″x 6″)
  2.  Cut out your stencil.
  3. On your covered work space lightly rub the surface of the tray you are going to stencil on with the scouring pad.  This will make the paint stick to the surface.
  4. Place your stencil in the center of the tray, secure with tape if needed.
  5. Dip brush into paint, holding it perpendicular to a piece of paper towel blot it on the paper towel to get rid of excess paint.  Blot on the paper towel until you have just enough paint on the brush.
  6. Working from the outside in blot the paint in the cut out letters.  Work straight up and down.  Don’t angle the brush, if you do paint will seep under the stencil edges.  Work from the edge of the letter towards the center.  When you begin you will be blotting mostly on the stencil itself.
  7. Continue blotting in the letters, be sure to clean the brush in water and dry it with a paper towel when you change colors.
  8. Let the paint dry for at least an hour.
  9. Spray with 2 -3 coats of sealer.  Allow to dry between coats.

You’re Mother’s Day Subway Art Tray is done!  You can even serve Mom a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed on her beautiful new tray!  Don’t put food directly on the tray, cover it or place food in dishes before placing on the tray.

You can wash the tray with soapy water when needed.  Do avoid scrubbing it as you will scrub off the sealer and the paint will wash off.

I’m sure Mom will love this tray!

Keep checking for more DIY Mother’s Day Crafts I’ll be posting them until Mother’s Day!

Homemade Mother’s Day Cards – Free Printable

Homemade Mother’s Day Cards – Free Printable

Homemade mother's day cardsNothing is more special than Homemade Mother’s Day Cards.  I’ll always cherished the cards my children made me when they were you.  Now the grandkids give me homemade Mother’s Day cards and I cherish those just as much.

Homemade Mother’s Day cards don’t have to be fancy nor do they have to be perfect.  All that really matters is that they comes from the heart.  They can be anything from a pre-schooler’s crayon sketches, to your baby’s foot and hand prints, to elaborate watercolor painting.  In short they can be anything you want them to be.

The best things about homemade Mother’s Day cards is that you can say everything you want to say to Mom.  Somehow store bought cards can never truly convey how you feel, not to mention they’ve gotten very pricey!  I recently browsed thru Walmart’s greeting card section and was shocked to see just how pricey cards have gotten.  Some were almost $10!  Sure some record your voice, others pop-up into 3D scenes, and still others are embellished with all kinds of ribbons and jewels; but do you really need spend $10 on something that may end up at the bottom of Mom’s nightstand drawer?  Personally I’d rather add the ten bucks towards Mom’s gift instead of spending it on a generic card.

For the last few weeks I’ve been working on some Mother’s Day cards to send to my Mom, daughters, daughter-in-law, and other Moms in my life.  I really wanted to use the new Big Shot embossing machine my daughter gave me for Christmas and the cool embossing folders  I picked up on clearance.  I also wanted to try my had at gilting and other techniques.  In short I got a bit carried away with all my new toys!

But here are some of my cards, I hope they will inspire you to create Mom a Homemade Mother’s Day Card this year!  No worries if you don’t have the machines and other supplies.  You can use what ever you have on hand, just raid the kids school supplies, I’m sure they have crayons, markers, and even water colors.  You don’t have to buy blank card bases, you can cut out your cards using any color card stock or construction paper.  Get creative and glue on glitter, ribbons, gems, or whatever you want.  The main thing is that you have fun and Mom gets a special card this year!

I’m also sharing a Mother’s Day Subway art print I created.  You can download it, print it, cut it out, and paste it onto your card.  If you want to make a 5×7 card all you have to do is cut out a piece of card stock or construction paper that’s 10″ across and 7″ long, fold it and half and you’ve got your blank card base.  Have fun!

Handmade mother's day cardsI made a few cards by pasting on 4×6 panels which I’d embossed and painted with water colors to the 5×7 card base.  I also applied gold metallic accents to them and using metallic transfer paper.

For this peacock card I embossed a 4×6 panel I cut from water color paper.  I embossed it on my Big Shot then applied water color on the raised parts.  I also applied Therm O Web deco foil  with Therm O Web transfer adhesive.  Then I framed it with blue cardstock which I cut using my Cricut Explore die cut machine.  The Happy Mother’s Day is stamped on cardstock pieces also cut on the Cricut.

Handmade mother's day cardsThe inside of the card is just something I typed on my computer and printed out.  I cut it to fit the card base.

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Handmade mother's day cardsThis card was made using the same techniques I used on the peacock card.  I just taped on some butterflies which I punched out with my Martha Stewart Stamp and Punch set.  I wanted to add some dimension to the card and these butterflies were perfect.

I used foam mounting tape to lift the butterflies off the card.  Foam tape is one of my favorite adhesives, I love the 3D effect they give with so little effort!

Homemade mother's day cardsThen for a simpler card I designed this typographic card.  I’m really in love with Subway Art at the moment and Mother’s Day lends itself perfectly for this technique.  Really Subway Art is just a bunch of words typed out using different fonts then arranged in a way that looks good.  The words can relate to a theme, convey a message, or be the words of a poem or lyrics of a song.  Pretty much whatever you want to type.  In this case I typed “Mother” in different languages.  Easy!

I printed it out, then applied gold embossing powder with my heat gun to the words Happy Mother’s Day to make it pop.  Mounted it on the card base and framed it with pink card stock.

This card took about 15 minutes to make and really doesn’t require anything more than a printer and scissors.  You don’t have to heat emboss it at all.  I did because I wanted to use the heat gun, I told you I got carried away!

I’m sharing this design with you!  If you click here you’ll find the files for 2 different versions of this card in pdf format as well as a template for the frame.  Download the design or designs you like, pop it into a photo editor app if you need to adjust the size, print it, cut it, and glue on to your card base.  Too easy!  Again click here for the free printable!

If you liked this Mother’s Day Subway Art card you might want to make the matching Mother’s Day Subway Art tray that’s pictured just behind it!  Click here for instructions and the free stencil template!  Told you I was really into Subway Art right now!

Subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out on more DIY projects!  I’m currently working on ideas for Father’s Day which is next month!  I’ll be sharing those too!

 

 

Move Like a Pro With These Moving Hacks – Savvy Nana’s

Move Like a Pro With These Moving Hacks – Savvy Nana’s

 

Moving into a new house is exciting, but the physical act of moving your belongings can be a drag. Professional movers have the tips and tricks down to a science but those of us who don’t do it for a living can find it more difficult.

 

These moving hacks from our friends at Simply

Self Storage will help you move faster,

easier and more efficiently.

They cover 50 essential moving tips, tricks and hacks to help you move like a pro.

Here are some of my favorites:

 

 

 

Moving Hacks for Your Kitchen

Fill a pot or crock pot with spices when you pack it. It saves space and keeps them safe during the move!

Put your stemware and glasses inside of clean socks to keep them from breaking.

 

 

 

 

Moving Hacks for Your Bedroom

 

Slide clothing on hangers directly into garbage bags,

then secure them with the ties.

It will keep them together and you can simply rehang them in the new house!

 

 

 

Keep shoes organized while moving by putting them in wine boxes with dividers!

 

 

Moving Hacks for Your Living Room

 

Keep cords together with toilet paper rolls. Label them and arrange them by room for further organization.

Moving Hacks for Your Bathroom

Put your jewelry in egg cartons so that they don’t tangle. Tape the carton shut so that it doesn’t open in transit.

Moving Hacks for Your Home Office

Put all of your important documents in plastic bags to protect them, then separate them in file folders or boxes so you know where they are at all times.

 

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DIY Easter Plaque – Free Template

DIY Easter Plaque – Free Template

DIY Easter PlaqueMy daughter Jaime is planning an Easter Egg Hunt for her 2 year old son Jett, and some of his friends.  While shopping for supplies and decor for the party she ran across a cute cardboard Easter sign in one of the discount stores, it cost $12.  She liked the sign but thought $12 was a bit steep for a small cardboard sign.  When she told me about it I told her about one of my Easter projects, this DIY Easter Plaque.  I was going to send her one along with some other Easter items I’ve been making.  I sent her a picture and she loved it!  She thought it would be a great sign for an Easter Egg Hunt.

I actually made 4 of these plaques, one for each of my daughters and daughter-in-law, and of course one for myself.  These are made of wood plaques I got from the craft store and spray painted with Design Master’s Tint It.  I used this paint because it’s a transparent dye spray, it tinted the wood the color I wanted, but it also allows the natural wood grain to be visible.  I wanted this effect verses the complete coverage of regular spray paint which would have covered the grain.

(This post contains affiliate links for the supplies I used)

I made a stencil using my Cricut Explore Air, an electric die cutting machine.  I also used the Cricut to cut the candy, bunny butt, and other pieces out of cardstock.  I used the stencil and  painted on the words using Apple Barrel acrylic paint  and a stenciling paint brush. 

The bunny butt is attached to a natural wood slice that is glued on to the plaque.  You can find these wood slices at the craft store or you can order them from Amazon.  The other cardstock pieces are also glued on.  I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue to glue everything on.

The brown fence part that the bunny is wiggling thru is a rectangular piece of brown cardstock stamped with a texture stamp in wood grain.   I cut a circle in the center so that it would fit over the wood slice.  I raised it above the plaques surface by gluing wood slices on the plaque and gluing the cardstock on the slices.

I also used foam Easter Egg stickers which I scattered between the cardstock candies.  For the bunny tail I glued on a small white pom pom.

If you don’t have a cutting machine you can use letter decals or stencils , or even stamps to make the words;  cut out a circle for the butt and ovals (2 larger white, 2 smaller pink); and cut out the candies.  I’m sharing templates for the peep and jelly beans to help you make the candies.  Just print them out on colored paper or cardstock and cut them out.  You will have to adjust the size and duplicate them on the same page to have multiples.

DIY Easter PlaqueClick here for the free templates!

DIY Easter Plaque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s how I made my plaques:

Supplies:

Wood Plaque – you can get these at most craft store, the ones I used already had holes on the top for hanging and came with twine.  If your plaque doesn’t have the holes, drill 2 holes on the top for hanging.

Twine (if your plaque doesn’t come with it)

Spray paint or tint the color you want

Acrylic Paints the colors you want

Stencil Brushes

Wood Slices

Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Cardstock in different colors (if you don’t have cardstock you can use colored construction paper, but it may be a bit flimsy)

Texture stamp (if you don’t have a texture stamp you can draw in lines with a dark brown market to make it look like wood)

Ink Pad in brown

Ink Roller

Egg Stickers (optional – you can cut out egg shapes from colored cardstock or paper instead)

Removable Tape

Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer

Directions:

DIY Easter Plaque Paint or tint wood plaques the color you want.  I used  Design Master’s Tint It in Turquoise, but you can use any type of paint you want.

Be sure to do this in a well ventilated area and cover your work space.  I do all my spray painting in my back patio and cover the patio table with paper bags.

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DIY Easter PlaqueTape your stencil on to the painted surface of the plaque using painter’s tape or removable tape .

Using a stencil brush paint in the letters.  To use a stencil brush you dip the brush in the paint, remove excess paint buy holding the brush perpendicular to a paper towel and lightly tamp the brush on the paper towel until excess paint comes off.   Then, holding the brush perpendicular over the stencil tamp the brush in the area you are painting.  Do use brush strokes, just tamp the brush in the spaces until the letters are filled in completely.

DYI Easter PlaqueWhen you’ve painted all the words gently lift the stencil straight up to avoid smearing the paint.  Let the paint dry before proceeding.

Meanwhile you can cut out your pieces from cardstock.

When the paint is completely dry glue on the wood slices, match them up to the “fence” piece so that the slices lifting it up won’t show, match the slice that will show in the center of the fence with with hole.  Glue it in place.

Glue the feet on the circle you cut out for the bunny butt and glue the pink oval pads on the feet.  Follow the picture for placement.  Then glue the bunny on the wood slice, about a quarter of the way from the top of the slice.  You want to see some of the wood slice.

Glue on the candies and stick on the egg stickers.

Spray the plaque with a clear sealer, I use Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer

Finally tie the twine thru the holes on top of the plaque.

DIY Easter Plaque

This project didn’t cost me much to make, the only thing I had to buy were the wooden plaques, which I got on sale at my local craft store for about $2 each.  I already had pretty much all the other supplies and of course the cutting machine.  I had several cans of Tint It I got when I  found them on clearance at Walmart a while back for $2 a can.  I used scarps of cardstock from other craft projects and I have a basket of acrylic paints, I buy them whenever I find them on sale or see a color I like when browsing in craft stores.

If you have to buy all the supplies I listed it will definitely cost you more than $12.  I wouldn’t recommend you do that unless you plan on using the supplies again in the future, or plan on making several plaques.

A less expensive way to make something similar is buy the wood plaque, a can of spray paint, a pack of cardstock or construction paper, glue (Elmer’s glue works too!), letter stickers, and pom poms.


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More DIY Valentine Crafts – FREE Printables

More DIY Valentine Crafts – FREE Printables

If you haven’t found the right Valentine project or just need more ideas here is a round-up of cute Valentine crafts for the whole family.

Valentine craftsI really love the Gumball Machines pictured above.

It’s posted by Lilac City Momma on Eat Craft Parent.  They are simple and inexpensive to make using terracotta pots and trays and a glass bowls you can find at dollar stores, hardware, and discount stores.  You can fill them up with your choice of Valentine themed candies.  Click here for instructions.[spacer height=”-20px”]

Valentine CraftsTulle Valentine’s Day Wreath by Oh So Savvy Mom is adorable and easy to make.

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Valentine CraftsHere’s another cute wreath from Saving With Shellie using dollar store supplies.

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Valentine CraftsValentine topiary from Glue Guns and Spatulas, super cute!

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Valentine CraftsMartha Stewart’s Lacy Votive Holders are so romantic!

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Valentine CraftsThese monster pencils with free printable tags from The 36th. Avenue would make great classmate gifts.

Click here for instructions

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Valentine CraftsCute bookmark and Free printable card from Thirty Handmade Days are great teacher gifts.

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Valentine CraftsSuper idea from Home Stories A to Z!

You can take your child’s photo using their favorite theme just be sure they are posed with their hand out so it will look like they are holding the lollipop.

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Valentine CraftsThese cute “pencils” from Clean & Scentsible are made from a roll of Rolo candies and a Hershey Kiss.

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Valentine CraftsThese felt fortune cookies from Marthastewart.com not only hold a fortune, there’ kisses too.

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For more Valentine ideas check out my post DIY Valentines for Boys  and DIY Valentines for Girls for gender specific ideas

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