Valentine Lollypop Flowers
Have you made Valentine treats for all of your friends(or children’s friends) yet? If not, I have the perfect craft for you. This project combines two Valentine’s Day staples…candy and flowers! Head over to Rachael Rabbit to view the tutorial for this Valentine Lollypop Flower. Have fun making this cute treat for all of your Valentines
Easy Valentine Necklace
Do you want to give out extra special Valentines this year? Well I have an easy Valentine necklace for you that varies a little from the traditional Valentine that you usually receive. Grab the kids because they will love making these for all of their friends.
- Scrapbook paper or card stock
- Hole punch
- 1/4″ or 3/8″ Ribbon
- Marker, crayon, colored pencil, or pen
1. Trace a heart pattern onto the back of your paper.
2. Cut out your heart and fold in half. Punch a hole towards the top of your heart close to the fold. Unfold and you have two holes for your ribbon. Decorate your heart as desired. You can add a name, initial, or just draw a fun design.
3. Thread your piece of ribbon through the holes. For this necklace I tied my bow over the front of the heart, but you could also tie your bow on the top of the necklace that would fall at the back of your neck.
Wasn’t that easy? You can also write a sweet message on the back of the heart. I think it would be fun to put a lollipop through the loop of ribbon that’s in front of the heart so that you are making your special Valentine a double gift(who doesn’t love candy and a necklace?). This same method can be used to make gift tags to put on jars of Valentine treats Have fun making all of your Valentine’s Day gifts this weekend!
Bottle Cap Coasters
I loved looking at all of the Valentine’s crafts from the Link Party, so I decided to feature a couple Valentine’s crafts on the blog this week. Today I will show you how to make a bottle cap coaster. You could switch up the colors and make these coasters for any occasion. Lime and emerald bottle caps would make a cute St. Patrick’s Day coaster!
- 9 bottle caps(I used 5 white and 4 red)
- Crafting foam(this can be found at any craft store) or a wood cut out
- E-6000 glue or any other heavy duty craft glue
Start out by placing your bottle caps on the foam to get the dimensions of your coaster and then cut out your coaster base. My coaster measured about 4 inches by 4 inches. Feel free to use more bottle caps for a larger size coaster. You could also do a circle shape instead of a square. I saw some really cute heart foam cut outs at the craft store that would be great for this project as well.
Now it’s time to grab your glue. Turn your cap color side down and apply glue to the entire edge of the bottle cap. Stick your bottle cap glue side down on the coaster base. Continue this until you have glued down all of the bottle caps. Allow the glue time to dry before displaying your new coasters for use.
Experiment with different color combinations and shapes to create coasters for every occasion. I would love to see the different coasters you create, so please post them on our Facebook wall. I hope you enjoy making this easy craft!
Click here to purchase bottle caps
We are finally having a Link Party! We want to see your favorite Valentine’s Crafts. You must link up by 4pm EST on Friday, January 27th to be entered in the contest. We will narrow down all of our submissions to ten crafts, and then it’s your turn to vote. We will post the ten crafts on Facebook on Monday, January 30th, and the craft that receives the most “likes” in one week will be the winner. What’s the prize? The winner of our Valentine’s Link Party will receive a $50 gift basket full of RABOM goodies. Click on the “Link Up” tab at the top of the page to get started. We can’t wait to see all of your fun, festive crafts!