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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine Crafts

Today we put our crafty selves to making Valentine gifts and decorations.

First up are some beeswax candles Aidan made for his teachers. We purchased the beeswax sheets from Hinode Farm. He used a cookie cutter to cut out the hearts.

Next, we made stiff yarn decorations by soaking yarn in watered-down glue and outlining words and shapes on a glass cutting board. After they dried, we hung them in the window.

Later in the afternoon, I made a garland using the wet-on-wet technique found here and wrote some of my favorite quotes on the hearts.

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece -John Ruskin


  1. such great ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love the yarn words!

  2. The yarn words look great, what a wonderful idea!

  3. The yarn words and hearts are just lovely!

  4. I think the yarn words are neat also. Might be fun to try that with my daughter :)

  5. That's very nice of Aidan to make those beautiful candles for his teacher. I like how you helped him use a cookie cutter to make the hearts.

    -Zane of ontario honey

  6. Hi,

    Your yarn words are brilliant. Thanks for linking this post to the Weekly Kids' Co-op. I'll be featuring your post as part of my Valentine's Day roundup this week. xoxo P

  7. I just love all of these...you have me inspired! I will also be featuring on my Weekly Kid's Co-Op post...thanks so much for sharing with us x

  8. Adorable! I featured you this week on the weekly kids co-op at Housing A Forest. I can't wait to see what you link up this week:)


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