I know it’s a little late to share another Valentines Day idea, being that the big day is tomorrow, but I totally forgot to share my heart chalkboard and little candy station that I set-up in one of the corners of my living room!
Better late than never, right?
Okay, let’s be honest, it’s not the prettiest chalk art project in the world, but MAN, this chalking business is not-so-easy! (especially for a type-A perfectionist…whew!) But nevertheless, I’m happy that I tried it because it was actually pretty fun. I’m thinking for my next chalk art project I’ll try out those chalk ink pens to see how they work.
chalkboard heart from Tai Pan Trading
If any of you are going to attempt chalk art for the first time, I definitely recommend watching this little special that Rhonna Farrer did on chalk art tips. She’s AWESOME at it and even teaches chalk art classes here locally! There were lots of helpful hints in the segment that I wish I’d known.
This next little idea was inspired by my cute friend Jamie who has a calendar in her house that states, at the bottom, ‘Take what you need’ and then includes a bunch of little tabs of paper that say things like “peace, love, courage, strength, motivation, etc…” I thought it was so clever, that I wanted to incorporate something like this in my Valentines display, so this is what I came up with!
I found these cute milk bottles on sale over at Down to Earth one day and thought they’d be fun filled with different things that our family and guests who visit could ‘take’! Of course the hugs and kisses are just that… Hershey’s chocolates, and the little glitter hearts came in a pack of 6 from the dollar store.
To make the little sign, I just picked a few fonts out that I liked, typed out the saying, printed it, cut it out and then rounded the edges; then I added some bump out stickers on the back and applied the saying onto a folded piece of sturdy scrapbooking paper.
Easy as that!
Of course my kids LOVED having candy out and so accessible, this whole month (which never happens around here) and mostly because I know a lot of you will ask… YES, they devoured a ton of the candy the first day, I mean, they ARE kids… but after OD’ing on chocolate, they slowed down and barely touched it the rest of the time. haha!
Letting your kids learn and realize that too much of a good thing, is sometimes not-so-good???…Probably not the best parenting technique in the world, but hey… it worked, and they quickly learned that having one or two little chocolates every so often was much better than having a bunch all at once. All things in moderation, eh? ya live and ya learn.
So, are YOU all geared up for the day of love? We just got the girls’ Valentines Day cards in the mail, and I’ll be sharing them tomorrow, they turned out really cute!