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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Works For Me Wednesday- Inexpensive Valentine Decorations

I hereby dub myself the construction paper queen. What is not to love about this stuff? Here's what's working for us this week. The past week we've been hard at work on our Valentines Decorations. My kids always look forward to decorating the house in some way for most of the holidays. So this past week this is what we have been doing and I know you'll have a blast doing it too. My husband was so surprised when he walked in the door from work and saw our homemade decorations. In these two pictures below we have homemade heart garland. What we did was take different colored construction paper and cut it into fourths. Make 4 hearts, one out of each piece. Then take your crayons and write your "sweet" phrases on there. We started to get goofy on some of ours so if you click on the picture you can probably read some. Then take your hole punch and punch a hole on each side of the heart and loop a long string of yarn through each heart. And Voila', Sweetheart Garland. It's so cute. In this picture I just took and made big hearts, one out of each piece of construction paper and then made the little swirly thing below by cutting the paper in half and then cutting in a circle about an inch thick until you can't cut anymore. Then just glue it onto the heart and you have a neat little hanging thingy. That's the politically incorrect term for it! Leftover hearts got put on the wall as festive wall decor. Oh how my kids love doing this. And don't forget the fun holders we made last week. They are now hung on the wall and receiving Valentines to be read on the 14th.There you have it. Some wonderful inexpensive Valentine Decorating ideas. To see what's working for others visit Rocks in My Dryer.
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P.S. Can anyone tell me what movie is playing in the background of picture #2? LOL. Just thought it would be fun to see!!!

28 comments:

  1. The garland idea is super cute! No idea on the movie though...

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  2. Hi Kimmy,

    Oh my goodness...these are just adorable! I love them. I'm doing better, my friend. Not to worry, ok.

    I could not see the movie playing in the back. I pray you have a blessed Wednesday, my friend. Sending you and your family a great big hug from ours to yours!

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  3. Oh yay! I'm so glad you shared this! I'm actually on the hunt for Valentine projects to begin! :) Yay! Thank you!!

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  4. Oh how fun. I also love doing crafts but the children are in school this year. :( Long story but submission plays a big part.

    Your home looks so festive and ready for the big day.

    Have a blessed day

    In HIS keeping,
    Mrs B

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  5. Wall - E in the movie?

    Cute Valentine projects! I was just thinking of trying the one you posted last week. I need to get some plates.

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  6. Yes, I love construction paper too!! It does wonders!!

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  7. Pretty decorations! I saw the movie playing in 2nd pic...we love Wall-E!

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  8. Oh, I love the garland! I think the movie the movie may be Days of Thunder with Tom Cruise??? What do I win? lol

    Blessings to you!

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  9. Oh, I love the garland! I think the movie the movie may be Days of Thunder with Tom Cruise??? What do I win? lol

    Blessings to you!

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  10. I'm gonna have to start hauling my laptop to the lieberry and siphon off their WIFI. (Have I mentioned I HATE dial-up?)!

    So, you have hanging chads in your living room? LOL! Love all the cool decos y'all made. Poor DS was so deprived, what with having a craft-challenged mother. It just warms my heartly cockles to read about all the great stuff you do with your kids. WTG, Mom!

    I'll take your readers' word for the movie. We don't do disney AT all. 8-}

    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

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  11. It's WALL-E (Such a cute movie!)!

    Your decorations are very cute my friend! Now you are making me feel like I need to do something around here.

    Hugs to you!

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  12. Love the craft ideas! And the movie. Wall-E was a big hit with my little girl.

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  13. How fun!!
    Where do you find the time?!! :-) All the blogging and craftiness!! You are a Martha Stewart in action. LOL

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  14. Thanks for adding me to your blog. I'm honored.
    Love you!
    Mom

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  15. Those are so cute...I love the holders too. Super cute!

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  16. Is it Wall-e?
    I am so making that garland and the holders! Very, very cute!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I love the heart garland. I think that will be my next project with the girls. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  18. Is someone trying to remind us of something! lol

    Just stopping by to say congratulations for being one of the Internet Cafe's Top 100 Christian Women's Blogs of 2008!

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  19. I love all the decorations! What fun you must have had making them and putting them up! We did heart garland with GAs to send to Trinadad, I think it was. The missionaries loved it. I found the verses with love in it for them to write and color - they had an awesome time! I need to do this with the Grands when they get bigger. Fun! I didn't recognize the movie but it looks like alot of people did. I'm weird this way but I don't like animated movies. I know. Slay me now!

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  20. Oh, your holders are so much cuter than mine. How is it that we came up with the exact same idea? Scary. Haha

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  21. Love your idea! I am always looking for idea for these "quick" holidays....I can't wait to make these this weekend!

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  22. You are ready for Valentines!
    -sandy toe

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  23. I have to admit, I haven't seen Wall-e - so I would have never guessed it! LOL

    I LOVE your home-made decorations!! I wish my kids were still little so we could do projects like that!

    Love your blog!!

    ~Tidymom

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  24. Cute ideas for the kids!
    I'm always trying to think of some kind of craft for my stepdaughter and I to do when we have her. Thanks for the link.

    I think the movie is Wall-E. That was such a cute movie.

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