Thursday, January 31, 2013

Valentine’s Décor and Girl Scouts

I haven’t posted here in a long while.  It’s been since mid-November, but it certainly doesn’t seem that long ago.  The months are flying by in a blur these days!

I wanted to share a couple of Valentine’s projects I copy crafted from Pinterest.  Don’t you just love Pinterest?  I do, I’m sorta addicted.  Sometimes copy crafts don’t turn out at all like the originals, but I’m thinking this time they turned out almost just as cute. 

My Blue Heart Bunting is a copy of this one. 

Blue Heart Bunting

It’s hard to see the contrasting stitches in the above pic, but you can see it below and I think it adds a nice touch.  The felt hearts I just sewed on with a stitched X. 


My Burlap & Hearts wreath is a copy of this adorable argyle yarn and hearts wreath.  I originally started with yarn, but it just wasn’t working on the straw wreath form I was using.  I realized I had some left-over burlap from a fall bunting so I cut that into strips and wrapped it around the wreath form.  I pulled out burlap “threads” from one of the strips to tie the hearts on.  I’m loving the aqua blue and red color combo.  Oh, and I also added a felt flower…I just happened to have a button in the right color, so things just came together on this one!

Burlap and Hearts

For this Hugs & Kisses sign, I just used wooden letters from Michaels, painted the edges blue, and covered them in scrapbook paper with some glittery stripes on it.  I painted the edges of a wooden board in red, covered it with scrapbook paper leaving a border and then attached the letters using pop dots to add some dimension. 

Hugs and Kisses

I knew when Lauren started kindergarten I also wanted to get her started in scouting.  Now I’m a Daisy Girl Scout troop leader for this school year and we have a troop of 8 kindergarteners and first graders.  They are a great bunch of girls and totally adorable in their little Daisy vests.  We are right in thick of cookie season right now, and I wanted an activity to help the girls learn the different types of cookies.  I remembered seeing a blog post at one point suggesting a game of Twister, so I created the game below complete with a spinner.


The girls had a lot of fun trying to find all the cookies and keep their balance while tied up like a pretzel!  If you’re local and selling these types of cookies, email me at the link in my right sidebar if you would like JPEG’s of the spinner/arrow or cookie images.  I would be happy to share. Smile