A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Works For Me Wednesday

Yesterday we made very simple, Valentine holders. With February right around the corner I thought this would be a good time to post this. We start celebrating Valentine's, the 1st of February. Each day up until the 14th we write what we love about someone in the family and then place it in their holder. Then on Valentines Day we all read them aloud after dinner.

So here's what you need:
Colored plates ( I chose red and pink and they were only a $1.00 at Wal-Mart)
Hole puncher
Foam stickers: Letters and Shapes (and glue sticks if the sticky has come off your foamy things)
The first thing you're going to do is cut a few paper plates in half. Take that half and turn it upside down and line it up with the bottom of your whole plate of choice. We did pink for the girls and red for the boys. Now here is were my muscle man came in. He did the hole punching as it was kind of hard to go through both plates at the same time.Next you're going to thread your yarn (enough to be able to tie in the back) through the holes. Tie in the back so as to have something to hang it with. Now get your foam stickers and go to it. I chose just to use foam stickers as it was easier for the littler ones but you can add lace or ribbon or whatever you want. But this is a nice, simple, easy craft for the kids. Have everyone make their own. My 3 year old just needed a little supervision with the glue stick. But if you had foam stickers that actually stuck then you wouldn't have that problem. Did I mention these foam stickers are like over a 1000 years old? I think maybe they came over on the ark, hence why the stickiness is gone.
Aaaanyways, here is the whole gang working hard on their holders.

Here is the finished project. I'm going to use those little plastic holders that you can remove easily, to hang these up. Just simply slip your valentine into the holder and read on Valentine's Day. Cute huh?
To see what everyone else is up to go check out Rocks In My Dryer.

Have a great day!


  1. Kimmy,

    I can see you love Valentine's Day as much as we do! lol Truly, I make my guys Valentine's Day baskets each year! However, I love this idea. What a great way to fill up your love tank!

    Uncle Tony is still here and told us last night he doesn't want to go home. Jay's response...mi casa es su casa. So...I know God has a plan in all of this. Jay has been sharing the Lord with him daily and Uncle Tony has been having doubts about Him in his older age. I'm just trusting Him and doing a little extra laundry, cooking and cleaning...lol

    Until I can squeeze your neck again...I'm sending you a ((hug))!

  2. We LOVE Valentine's Day too! I love this idea of having them ready at start of month. And I know I have a lot of those foamy letters and shapes. thanks for the tip!

  3. Very cool idea! And the results are simply too cute!!

    Enjoy your Wednesday.

  4. That is COOL! I think I'm going to do this!

  5. Could you turn the one of the plates over so that there was a bigger pocket? Anyway, great idea! Love it.

    Have a Great Day!
    Kristin (The Goat)

  6. That is very cute, appears to be very simpole, and very uplifting for the soul. Smart!

  7. So cute. They turned out really god.

  8. I LOVE this idea! Thanks for giving us the 411. Blessings to you!

  9. Oh those are great!! Very creative. Thank you for the directions! :)

  10. Too cute! What a wonderful family project to do.

  11. Those are very cute and simple, my friend! I really like the way you celebrate - I might try that idea.

    Maybe I can tell hubby that if he does the little notes, he won't have to stress over finding me a Valentine's card this year. He might like that!

    Pink and Red HUGS to you!

  12. What a great idea! What a beautiful way to love on each other!! Love it!

  13. OK, that has to be the best family Valentine's Day project in the history of the universe! But you need to get a tripod and set your camera's timer so there isn't a missing person in that pic. 8-]

    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

  14. What a great idea! You are so crafty and amazing mommy! I love how you get everyone in the family involved. Precious!


  15. Awesome idea Kim! I used just plain white plates before, but love the color scheme idea. Also love the idea of writing to one another each day starting the first. This will be a good project for the kids' family as well as with us. Thank you so much for sharing!

  16. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I usually do not do too much for Valentines Day, but this being our first year of homeschooling I thought it would be fun. Kid of all ages like getting valentines, right? This is a great idea, and is a great opportunity to let us all love on each other as well.

    Thanks for sharing it!

  17. OK these are totally cute! Thanks for the great idea!

  18. This is such a great idea!!! I love the thought of celebrating starting the beginning of February. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea!!:) Amanda


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