One of the many reasons why I have committed myself to writing a blog is because I love the community it creates for you. There are so many fantastic women online who share their stories and inspire me numerous times a day. As you will come to realize if you follow along on my journey, a lot of my meals and DIY projects have been inspired by or come from the amazing blog world, and there is nothing wrong with that in my books. I would never have tried some things if I didn't follow certain blogs. I wouldn't have even thought to do certain things, like mixing Oreo's and rice crispy squares (p.s. soooooo good!) if it wasn't for the amazing bloggers out there!
So without further adieu, today I will be trying to make my son's Valentines with a little help from the crafty mamma at Pluckymomo.
Valentine's is one of those holidays that I think is pretty to decorate for but I'm not the biggest fan of it. I want my kids to know that they are loved everyday, I want them to show their love everyday. I don't think they need a special day to show it. But with that said, it's cute, it's fun to give out valentines and it's nice to hear nice things about yourself from others, so I'm not overly opposed to it. Mainly, I don't like it because it's just another excuse for my kid to get loaded up on candy and chocolate and if you know my kid, you know he does not need an excuse to get crazy! So when I stumbled upon this cute and FREE printable, I knew what I was doing for Paxton's friends this year.
I found really cute heart shaped silly straws at Zhers, (a package of 6 for $2) and I just printed out the printable, cut it out, and punched two holes at the top and bottom of the printable. Then I poked the straw through the holes.
Paxton had some fun testing out his straw too!
Then I just needed a cute way to package these nifty little gifts. I found some clear cellophane with stars on it at my local Dollar Store so I just cut enough to wrap around each straw and then I tied them up with some pretty ribbon that I had in my craft bin.
Tada! Cute little valentines for all his classmates and his friends.
I think they will be a huge it!
So if you want to give out little Valentines gifts but you want to avoid the treats this just might be the gift for you.
And don't forget to go check out Pluckymomo's cute blog, she has rounded up a bunch of great ideas for non-treat valentines. If you don't want to do the crazy straws there are lots of other neat ideas.
I would love to hear what you come up with!