Valentine Monster

For the little one’s Valentine party at school, he (and by that I mean me) was tasked with taking a cereal box and turning it into a recepticle for the kids to drop their cards into.  This is what we (I) came up with:


This was made with stuff found entirely in my craft room (except the cereal box – I don’t hoard cereal).  I used some shiny red fabric left over from a Halloween costume, a scrap of orange felt for the teeth, pipe cleaners for the “hair,” and a styrofoam ball cut in half for the eyeballs.

Sometimes it is nice to have a boy because you can get away from all the cutesy stuff and go wild!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day.  I think there is too much pressure to be all lovey-dovey and that is certainly not me.  But, this year I decided to make my hubby a gift.  Of course, it was something I saw on Pinterest.

It was a little canvas with black/white stripes and a red heart covered in buttons.

After only one trip to JoAnn’s to pick up my supplies (I can’t believe I remembered to get everything in one trip! YAY!), this is what I have:


Step one was to draw the lines.  Since my canvas is 10 x 10, I figured I would go easy on myself and mark 2″ lines.  I didn’t want to have to paint over black, so I painted the red heart before I colored in the black.


And here it is with the lines and heart finished.  I used metallic white and black paint for a little sparkle, although it is hard to see in the photos.


Now off to glue on some red buttons! I LOVE BUTTONS!

I glued two layers of buttons to ensure decent coverage using plain ol’ white glue.  Ohh, buttons are pretty…  Did I mention that I love buttons?


I stenciled “You & Me” on the bottom white line and TA-DA!


It definitely looks “home made” with the uneven stenciling and some of the buttons being a little out of whack, but, overall, I like the way it turned out.  I’m sure he won’t think it is as cute as I do, but I’d rather give something I made than something from the store.

Happy Valentine’s Day!