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« on: February 11, 2011 11:24:44 AM »

I found out at 7:30 last night that my son's Valentines Day party at school is TODAY. Why didn't I get anything home telling me about this? I didn't even have a list of names of the other kids! How is he supposed to address them? More importantly, what am I going to do now? I thought I had the entire weekend to make valentines with the kids and their parties would be on Monday. I was totally unprepared!
I knew I wanted to make hearts with a pencil through them (like Cupid's heart) but I only had the pencils.  I briefly thought that craft foam would be a good idea, but found that I didn't have enough to make 28 hearts. The only solution I could come up with is index cards. Thankfully they were just big enough to make a fair sized heart for the pencil.
I cut a template, traces 28 hearts, punched 56 holes, realized those holes were not big enough for the pencil, cut slits so the pencils could fit through, wrote cheesy sayings and stepped back to decide what I thought about them.


I decided they looked a little plain.  I added some red hearts and stepped back again. Still too plain! I added a little black border so they looked like they were stitched.  Now I love them!


Finish up the other 23 and do a happy dance - I am done! They probably took me 2 hours.


Things I would do differently next time:
  • Find out the date of the party so I have plenty of time to prepare!
  • Print out the words before I cut out the hearts. My hand was all cramped by the time I finished.
I like how they turned out.  I think they are cute. Hopefully not too cute for a 10 yr old boy. Roll Eyes

For more of my frantic crafting night, you can check out my blog post.  The basics are here though.
http://hippiekender.blogspot.com/2011/02/handmade-valentines-pencils.html
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011 12:11:11 PM »

You absolutely win. Such quick thinking! And they turned out so sweet Smiley Thank goodness you already had the pencils!

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011 01:13:17 PM »

These are great! Good thinking and use of materials on hand.

(My son's school did Valentine's today, too. I'm so confused!)
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011 01:16:02 PM »

Wonderful! Your a Super MOM! ~Thanks for sharing!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011 02:03:24 PM »

Thanks guys! He seemed to like them last night, but today didn't seem as impressed with them. Maybe their novelty wore off? I know I was kind of sick of them last night Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011 03:07:44 PM »

very very cute and clever.
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