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Happy Valentines Day. Brian proposed on Valentines Day. Dad was crazy about Valentines day. He always gave Mom tulips and gave us cards and presents. I must admit, Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays.
I HEART it.
I sent my little (and big one) Valentines something from the Worlds Smallest Post Office. It should arrive in the mail today. I can’t wait to see what Brian, Beatrice and Whitaker think of the teeny tiny packages.
Oh, the pictures! They are of Beatrice’s handy work – true love from her garden. Due to technical difficulty we couldn’t complete the original Valentine we planned that included a real banana and a funny sticker. Our next favorite was a bird seed cookie but I didn’t have the supplies for that. More, Kmart nor The Hen House had a single pack of children’s valentines cards. We were in an unbelievably tight pinch. Luckily, I remembered a tutorial for a Lollipop Lilly Valentine. Viola!
These colorful centerpieces are so cheerful, and warm. Love them!
Learn how to make them, here.
B has another new cousin: Baby Jack! Of all of her cousins born this year (three), he is the ONLY boy. So, you know the family is excited. Yay. We’ve got a man.
I had a lot of fun crafting this diaper cake. It was the first time that I have used red and the first time that I have used a plush cake topper. I usually use gross-grain ribbon. I didn’t this time. I think it turned out cute!
My other posts about Nappy Cakes:
Now is the time to begin thinking about handmade gifts, gift tags, and wrapping paper. There is still plenty of time to get it all done. Bring fresh ideas, create a game plan, make a shopping list, then gather supplies.
Parents magazine has easy Holiday craft ideas & sweet treat recipes in their latest issue.
You don’t have to do the whole craft by hand. You can cheat. If you can only muster two hours for Holiday crafts and baking you will create memories to last for lifetime. Go ahead. Take shortcuts if you need to. You can get ready-made cookie dough and easy craft sets from the craft store. That doesn’t matter. What matters is that your gifts are from your heart and that you and your child have fun making them.
The memories will last much longer the gifts. Visions of sewing Christmas presents with my Grandmother STILL dance through my head. And, it’s been a long time folks!
So, grab some plain wrapping paper to stamp or color. Get a premade project from the store. Pull your sewing machine out of the attic. And, well, do whatever you have to do or as little as you have to do. But, arrange just a little time this holiday to spend time with your family making gifts, or creating wrapping paper. You will be making traditions. You will be glad that you did!
My tree is kind of bare without a tree topper or a garland. My creativity has run dry as I searched on the internet for ideas. Low and behold, you won’t believe what I found. It is so bizarre that I have to share it. I mean, you just won’t believe the creativity of some people. Please don’t think I am repulsive, or that I will adorne our tree top with this number. But, this is just so well, over the top. I have to show it to you. Where do you think people find the time to come up with things like this?
Christmas Tree Topper: Made with Tampons
Nothing Says Christmas like a Tampon Christmas Star at the top of the tree, right?
These pristine snowflakes make a perfect glittery Christmas tree topper, or hang a few in the window for some holiday sparkle. Go to Tampon Crafts.com to see how to make this one for yourself.
Here’s a link to the blog where I found this, HERE.
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I finally had an opportunity to check out Stephanie’s Diaper Cake for her nephew. If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, here it is.
Moke, I didn’t know of your talents. It is so cute. Okay, yes I did know you are creative. And, I do know how thoughtful you are. I should have known the Auntie Cake would be super cute.
You know Southern Pet Sitters would’ve been selling these things if I would have only realized your Nappy Creativity earlier. You and I were always up to making a dollar!
Here’s the progress of the Diaper Cake. If you look closely, you can see the bottle nipple exposed at the top. We also stuffed it with a rolled up swadler. I used about 150 Pampers 1-2 Swaddlers diapers. I bought a box of 216 from Sams Club for about $30.00.
If you want to know How to Make a Nappy Cake, click here.