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Free Printable Valentines, Just Add Hair Ties!

Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and what could be easier than free printable Valentines?!  All you have to do is add hair ties that you can either buy, or make on your own!  There are so many cute elastic ribbon selections out there!  This set right here is a great deal!

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Ok, there are your printable valentines.  To use them, you will want to right click on the above images and save them to your computer.  That is it!

Once you have saved them you will want to go into another program to print them.  So,open up a program (I used Microsoft Publisher).  Open them, resize because right now they are a little large, and print!  I would recommend you shrink them to 4 to a page.  In fact, I think that you will want to leave them a little smaller than that, but not a lot.  So just leave a good space between the two.  I would give measurements,but Microsoft Publisher doesn’t have them so it isn’t much help!  If you don’t like that idea, or would like to just order them and save your ink, send them to a local store in a wallet size.  May be a little on the small size,but would still be a great option!

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Print them off on card stock, cut them out and you are ready to attach your hair tie.  For one of my styles I just wrapped it around and for the other I taped it to the side.

There you have it,a super simple yet adorable idea for your child’s valentines!

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Paper Flowers made with Straw stems

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Cupid Arrow Valentines, Quick, Easy, Great For Class Parties!

It is that time of year again, time to get those Valentine’s ready for your child’s class.  These are a great option, with very little work and inexpensive as can be!

You will need:

Skewers

Heart candy ( I used Palmer’s chocolate ones)

Paper

Hot glue

Begin by poking your skewer in the top of the heart candy.  Doesn’t have to go in very far, just enough to secure it.  After you have done that begin warming your hot glue gun.

Cut the paper into diamond shape like so.

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Once you have cut the paper into diamonds, you will want to cut the outer edge to give it a fringe.  Just like the top of an arrow.

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I realize that on the one I took photos of I messed up and cut the one side upside down.  Oops!  Oh well, it still looks cute, and the kids will probably not even notice!

Now you want to hot glue that on to your skewer.  Use a thin line of glue to prevent it from showing and squeezing out the sides.

That is it!  This would be great to tie a tag with a saying around the middle to personalize for each child.  Or keep it simple like I did and make them generic so that your child can hand them out to whomever!  I love that these are cute, and more fun then a boxed card, yet still inexpensive and easy to throw together.

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Baby Jesus Shadowbox Craft

I absolutely love how this craft turned out!  The best part is that it is so simple and quick to put together!  What a great, last minute gift or decoration for the season!

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You will need

A shadowbox

Black vinyl

A Silhouette machine (optional, but they really are great and cut the vinyl like a dream!)

Decorative Shredded paper (the kind you get for gift baskets)

12 x 12 Scrapbook paper with a rustic look

Firstly  cut out your silhouette of baby Jesus.  I found one that I had saved on my software, but I am not sure if it was one I purchased or got from a friend so I can’t share it.  Sorry!

This would also work great if you were to cut it out of black paper and glue it to the INSIDE of the glass on your shadow box.  Just be sure you use some adhesive that won’t show up when it is dry.

Open your shadowbox and place the vinyl (or scrapbook paper) on the inside of the glass.  Now, if you are lucky and your shadowbox comes with a nice background you can avoid having to use the scrapbook paper.  Mine had a really nice burlap look to it,but I still chose to use the wood look paper because I really liked it.  This burlap looking fabric would’ve been really great too!

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Now that your silhouette of Jesus is on the glass, fill the frame to your liking with the paper shreds. Once you have it the way you want it, put your paper in and close the frame.

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It is really such a great piece!  The shadowbox gives it depth that just a flat frame and scrapbook paper wouldn’t give it.  What a great gift for someone on your Christmas list!

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Candy Cane Ornament, Great Kid Craft

This is a great craft that kids of all ages can have a great time with!  Why not let them take some time during that long Christmas vacation when they are starting to get bored?

You will need:

pipe cleaners

red beads

white beads

scissors

This is so simple!  All you have to do is tie a knot in the end of your pipe cleaner at one end.  Older kids shouldn’t have a problem with this, but you may have to help younger kids.

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Once you have your knot tied, you can start slipping on your beads.  By using these tri beads, it gives it more dimension.  Just rotate your beads so that the notches nest inside of one another.

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Once you have your desired length, we did about 7 inches, you will curve your pipe cleaner and tie another knot in the other end of the pipe cleaner.  Then clip as close as you can.

That is it, you are done!  You will now have some fun ornaments and fun memories to go with them!

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Easy, Snowman Ornament

It is holiday season again!  Time to think about decking the halls and spreading the joy.  I love snowmen.  All things snowmen.  Not only do they work for Christmas decorating, but all winter season!

Here is a quick snowman ornament that you can make for your own tree, or as a quick yet meaningful gift for teachers, friends, anyone on your list.

You will need

Wooden, craft, thread spools.  I bought a package similar to this one here

White craft paint

strip of fabric, any color about an inch thick by  12 inches.  Mine is white with gold polka dots, scrap that I had but love!

black paint marker

orange paint or paint marker

Tiny plastic hat. Like these here. Aren’t they adorable!

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Begin by painting your wood spools white.  Do the sides first and then after that is dry, do the ends.

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Once the white paint is dry, you can begin threading your fabric through.  I rolled my fabric up as skinny as I could and worked it through the first hole.  Once it was through, I tied a knot on each end.  You should have fabric left over, just trim it off.

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Do this for all 3 spools.  Once they are all on the fabric and knots are tied at each end, hot glue your tiny hat to the top.

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Draw on your face and buttons.  Let that dry.  Once it is dry you can rip a small piece of fabric off of your remnant, or another coordinating fabric if you would like.  I tied them around the knot between the top two spools for the scarf.  I also took a small amount and tied it around the hat to give it a decorative trim.  This makes him cute, but also gives a spot for a hook to be hung on the back for easy hanging on the tree.

There you have it!  Wouldn’t these be a great craft for kids to make?  Would be a great activity for a class Christmas party even, for the kids to gift to their parents.  So many options really!

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DIY Ring Holder from a Dollar Store Soap Dish, Great Gift Idea

Everyone needs a handy place to keep their jewelry when they are cleaning,bathing or just going to bed.  No one wants to take the chance of losing a precious piece of jewelry down the drain!

This is the perfect gift for a anyone on your list and with how inexpensive it is to make, grab several and have them on hand for those forgotten or last minute gifts!

You will need

A soap dish from the dollar store

sticker or vinyl cut in desired shape

That is it!

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The directions couldn’t be easier really.  You are going to take your sticker or vinyl and stick it in the middle of your dish.  Be sure to press it down well.  This would be great with a monogram for the person you are gifting.

Isn’t that simple!  You are all done.  Now if you want to be really generous go ahead and throw some nice jewelry in too! ;)

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