For Halloween I made Mummy Candy Jars and they seemed to go over pretty well with the boys’ friends and teachers. For my Valentine’s Day crafts I wanted something equally cheap, cheerful and environmentally friendly – but this time something that wasn’t just another cute way to give out more candy.
After finding the perfect crochet pattern for another project (more info on that in an upcoming blog post) on the Fresh Stitches site, I noticed that they also had a free pattern for making hearts in three different sizes. I thought the small heart would work out well for what I had in mind so I set about making them. I had crocheted before but this was my first venture into the world of amigurumi and I’m pretty pleased with how they have turned out.
Last year you may recall me writing about Lunchbox Love – check out that post for information about the company that makes them (Say Please) and for details of all the reasons why I just love the little packs of cards they produce. They were kind enough to contact me and see if I would be interested in a Valentine’s Day post and I jumped at the chance. Their Valentine’s Day cards are the perfect addition to the gifts I had planned to put together! They also want to share the following card sets with my readers, so please enter the giveaway for those by scrolling down to the rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post:
- Two Valentine’s Day card packs (24 cards in total)
- Lunchbox Love for Loved Ones
- Two packs of Lunchbox Love for Kids
If you haven’t read my prior post, the cards have some lovely things for your sweeties to remember when they aren’t with you. On the back of the cards are fun pieces of trivia.
I think their Valentine’s Day packs are a lovely idea. The twin-pack comes with 24 cards – more than enough to share with classmates in a typically sized classroom. They come with To/From information on one side and a fun ‘did you know?’ fact on the reverse. If you want to just go ahead and buy some Lunchbox Love, packs can be purchased from the Say Please website and on amazon. Canadians will be happy to know they can also be ordered through amazon.ca
Back to the Valentine’s Day crafts. In trying to work out how to gift the hearts I came across this post which outlined an easy way to upcycle cardboard inserts from rolls of toilet paper and paper towels. I liked the idea of painting the little gift boxes a colour that would easily indicate the colour of the heart inside but I didn’t want to spend too much money on this project. Luckily for me, Woolfitt’s Art Supplies has been purchased by Curry’s and as part of the merger, the store on Queen Street West has been getting rid of a lot of stock. I managed to pick up some very nice acrylic paints for just pennies as well as a couple of birthday gifts for the boys.
All in all I’m very happy with how this little project has turned out and the Lunchbox Love cards set everything off perfectly I think!
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