The Valentine Box

Liz had some fun making valentines this week and we expect to make more this weekend. I have two boxes full of valentine supplies. The contents have grown over the years as we never completely use whatever materials I purchase each February.

The box now includes doilies, red paper, a heart stencil, some feathers, a few heart stickers, old Martha Stewart craft pages, red tissue paper, and all sorts of scraps of interesting red/pink/purple paper.

Each year I pull down the boxes and add some glue sticks, the paper punch, a pair of scissors, and various pens--glitter, calligraphy, etc. Having all these supplies in one place seems to pump up the enthusiasm.

Last year, with the addition of feathers to the box, the girls came up with these birds.

This year I bought origami paper and Liz made a variety of origami hearts for her class.
She decorated them with all sorts of bits from the box.

Now all the leftover red/pink/purple origami paper resides in the box ready to inspire something new next year....or maybe even this weekend.

Tammy  – (February 12, 2011 at 5:24 PM)  

This is such a fun idea.

By the way, I just had to take a peek at your links at the top of your blog and just reserved the Mitten Strings book from my library that you referenced. Looks like a delightful read. :)

The Provincial Homemaker  – (February 13, 2011 at 6:00 AM)  

The birds are delightful - such a sweet idea. I am sure the hearts will go down a treat too.

Quiltin' Mama  – (February 13, 2011 at 8:08 AM)  

We too, have a box like this. Making Valentines remains a favorite activity. It is always fun to see what new creations can be made from some ongoing supplies. Timeless /ageless is the Valentine making.

Susan  – (February 13, 2011 at 2:39 PM)  

We got out our Valentine Box this weekend, too. So much creative fun on a winter's afternoon. --I remembered your girls' birds from last year :-)

Jane and The Lion  – (February 14, 2011 at 8:12 PM)  

What a fun idea! Handmade Valentine's RULE!!! Love the birds and the origami hearts. What great Valentine's to receive.

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