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I Mustache You Valentine

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Every Valentine’s I take my girl’s to the store and let them choose the fun non-candy item they want to give to friends. My oldest this year found these cute fake mustaches at Target this year and so of course I had to make a fun printable to go along with them.  Say “hello,” to a new free Valentine’s printable, “I Mustache You To Be My Valentine!”

I Mustache You To Be My Valentine

So just head to Target and snag these cute mustaches.  They were $1.50 for 8 in the Valentine’s supplies area.

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Just download the Free Printable, I Mustache You To Be My Valentine, below on some card stock.

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Cut the Valentine’s and now you are ready for the fun part.

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Grab some adhesive.  I used some scrapbooking adhesive for these just show it didn’t show and they could peel off easily. Stick the mustaches onto the paper. Then have those cute little hands sign them.

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And there you have it.  A sassy fun Valentine that comes together super quick!  M girls love it and I know your kids will too.

All printables are property of The Crafting Chicks, LLP.  All Crafting Chicks products are copyrighted. They are for personal use only. No selling of prints or redistribution of files is allowed. Thank you!

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Gem Eraser Valentines – Crazy Cute

Gem Eraser Valentines

Hello Crafting Chicks readers! I’m so excited to be here and to be showing you this incredibly inexpensive and Crazy Cute Gem Eraser Valentines. I live for Target and anything they have so when I saw these Gem Ring Erasers in the Valentine section for $3, I couldn’t resist. You’ll only need a few supplies and a few dollars to create these ‘gems’.

Supplies

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Create these incredible easy gem valentines using diamond erasers from Target and some Twine.

To create your own Gem Eraser Valentines, cut up the printable into 1.5″ squares, punch a hole and tie onto your rings with some twine, that easy! Make sure to give one to your number one crush.

Create these incredible easy gem valentines using diamond erasers from Target and some Twine.

 

I hope that you love this Valentine because I have plenty more on my own blog, Frenchie.
Thanks so much, XOXO – Lindsay

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DIY Handwritten Pillowcase

DIY handwritten pillowcase

Hey! It’s Kari from Life PreKARIous. Let’s talk Valentine’s Day… My birthday is in December, my husband’s is in January, and our anniversary is in March, so with all the holidays so close together we have decided not to spend a ton of money on each other for Valentine’s Day. I love it. The gifts we get and give tend to be more sentimental (read: cheesy) and heart felt. Give me ALL the mushy stuff! My gifts to him are usually hand made, and this year is no differnt. I made him a fun DIY handwritten pillowcase.

It is so easy to make and customize! All you need is some fabric markers, a pillowcase, a piece of cardboard, and a ruler. It’s the perfect gift for any occasion, not just Valentine’s Day

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When it comes to what to write on your pillowcase, the options are endless! I thought it would be fun to make it something that was special to my husband and I. I’m telling ya, mushy is best!

We were married in Las Vegas by the king himself, Elvis. Swoon. So, I decided to use lyrics to a fun, Elvis love song.

DIY handwritten pillowcase

You’ll want to put a piece of cardboard in between the pillowcase. It makes it easier to write on and also prevents the ink from bleeding through to the other side. I used a ruler to make sure I was writing in a straight line.

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I repeated the lyrics 3 times in order to cover the whole thing. And how adorable is this handmade pop up Valentine card I found [HERE]? It’s perfect!

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Now, let the love fest begin! 😉

-Kari

 

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How To Make Free Artwork

Follow these easy steps to making your own free artwork! Includes link to free printables!

Hello to all the lovely Crafting Chicks! My name is Vanessa Brady and I’m usually found making crafty tutorials over on my blog, Tried & True, but today I’m super excited to be sharing this project with you. I’m a huge fan of all the gorgeous free printables that so many generous bloggers share but sometimes I don’t know quite what to do with them. Why not turn them into free artwork for your walls?! The process is super easy and even someone with zero artistic talent can make a piece of art they can be proud of!

How To Make Your Own Artwork

Materials:
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Step One. Print off the free printable of your choice in the correct size to fit your painting canvas. Unless you’re really comfortable with painting, I would suggest you start with a fairly easy print with large type. Most of my T&T Original Coloring Prints work perfectly for this!

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Step Two. Cut a piece of the graphite paper to fit the canvas and tape in place, ink side down. Secure free printable over graphite paper with more tape and begin to trace the image. Go slowly and carefully because all the lines you create (including any mess ups!) will be transferred to the canvas. Some of it you can just paint over but some you won’t!

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Step Three. Once you have completed tracing the entire image, remove both papers to reveal the artwork. Now it’s time to start painting in! Take your time but don’t worry too much about shaky hands or uneven lines. We want it to look handmade, not perfect!

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Step Four. Continue painting until entire piece is covered. You can either leave it like this or…

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Step Five. Outline the edges with a black paint pen to finish the piece off. I think most of my T&T Original Coloring Prints look better with the black outline but try it both ways, maybe you’ll like it better with just solid color!

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Hope you found this tutorial easy and helpful in making your own free artwork! With as many free printables that are on the internet, your options are almost limitless. Thanks for having me and see you next month!

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Stop by Tried & True to check out some of my other Valentine’s Day crafts, including a Valentine Tumble GameValentine’s Day Tote, and my personal favorite, the “I Love Everything About You” Coloring Page!

I’d love to keep in touch with you through the following links!
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About Vanessa

Vanessa Brady is the mother of two small boys and a lifelong craft junkie. Vanessa’s craft tutorials can be found at numerous blogs, publications, and her mother’s brag book. Visit Tried & True for more original projects and free printables!

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Valentine Redbox Wrappers

Valentine Redbox Wrappers

The Christmas Redbox printables were a huge hit, so by popular demand we are back with a Valentine version! There are 4 different Valentine Redbox wrappers to go along with our favorite movie treats.

You can purchase Redbox codes straight from their website in quantities of 5, 10, 20 or 50. Have the codes emailed to yourself and then write the codes on the wrappers. If you want more detailed instructions of how to buy the codes, I’m going to refer you back to the Christmas post.

The price of Redbox rentals has gone up to $1.50, so it will cost $7.50 for 5 rental codes. And a box of theater candy is around $1, so you’re looking at $2.50 for each.

How well do you know your friends? If you’ve gone to a movie with them, you’ll probably be able to guess what their favorite movie watching treat is!

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If it’s the stickiness of Milk Duds then download this one! Download

 

Junior Mints Redbox Wrapper

Mint more their thing, download the Junior Mint wrapper.

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Valentine Redbox Wrapper

A traditionalist popcorn eater, perhaps? You can’t go wrong with this one, so if in doubt go with the popcorn.

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Valentine Redbox Wrappers

If your Valentine is a Red Vine snacker, we’ve got you covered!

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Valentine Mantle Inspiration

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Sharing lovely inspiration today for Valentine’s Day Mantle Decor Ideas.  I love Valentine’s day…and my kids love it when we decorate.

I found this mirror at Hobby Lobby (use that coupon)…and spray painted it white!  (It was black)

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I made this heart felt wreath a few years ago!  I love the tutorial on the Idea Room.  Amy is a craft genius!  It was therapeutic to make…and I love all crafts with felt, easy to cut!

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I found this sparkly tassel garland on Oriental Trading…and I made an XOXO banner to go on top with my Cricut Explore.  I found sparkle paper from the Target One Spot to use for the banner letters. I don’t discriminate against cute! Where do you look for Valentine mantle inspiration?

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Next…I added a gold foil heart into a red picture frame…And, some glitter & sequined hearts in a jar!

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I made little red felt poms to add to the top of my silver candlesticks.  Love the pops of read hearts!  Happy Month of Love!

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Valentine’s Day Scattergories

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We’ve shared these fun Printable Scattergories games this year and we are excited to share our Valentine’s Day Version!  A great game for those Class Valentine Parties, thinking about the month of LOVE…from A to Z!

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Download Rules:

To play Valentine’s Day Scattergories, set a timer and work as fast as you can to list a Valentine’s related word for each letter before the time runs out. When scoring, you get 1 point for every word that no one else chose for that letter. Highest score wins!

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Valentine Cupcakes

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Sharing some yummy Valentine Cupcakes today!

I love cupcake toppers…such an easy way to add some spice to holidays and parties.  These mini chalkboard tootpicks are from Target’s One Spot…for a dollar!  So cute!

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We wrote on each mini chalkboard with a chalk marker…and added little Love quotes.

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Just add pink and red sprinkles!

If you aren’t able to get to Target – or they are out – these would be so easy to make. Just cut a square out of black paper and hot glue onto a toothpick and decorate with a chalk marker!

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Valentine Class Party: 10 Center Ideas

Are you in charge of the Valentine Class Party this year?  Today I’m sharing 8 Party Center ideas that kids will love ages pre-k & Elementary.

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1.  Valentine Bingo– This is always a hit at any party and the kids will love this “Conversation Heart BINGO” for your Valentine Class Party.  Bring bags of mini conversation hearts, m & m’s, skittles…or other mini Valentine treats to use as markers.

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2. Valentine Heart Match Game– My kids LOVE memory matching games!  This heart one is adorable.  I love the big…chipboard patterned hearts.  This is a fun game to have in a Valentine Class Party Center.

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3. Heart Ring Toss

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4. Conversation Heart Twister

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5. Dart Board

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6. Valentine Holder Craft

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DIY Love Letter Station

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I’m pretty sure I’m OBSESSED with the Target One Spot…like seriously addicted.  If you follow @craftingchicks on Instagram, you can see us post a lot of our Target dollar finds.  And for some reason this month…things have even been cuter!  Are you in love too?:)

I found these mini mailboxes at Target (in the One Spot) and couldn’t wait to set up a little DIY Love Letter Station for my kiddos!  They were so excited about this!

With the help of the adorable American Crafts Embellishments, Stickers, Pens, Chalkboard clips, & washi tape, we were able to create the cutest little station.  All of these Items can be found at the Dollar Spot and range from $1-$3….BUT hurry fast and get to the nearest Target…this stuff goes quick!

Here’s how we set it up our Lovely Letter Station!

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Using a chalk marker I added monograms to these mini chalkboard clips.  I added these to each of my kids mini mailbox with some adhesive.

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The “XO” banner I made using the red & pink glitter paper also found at Target…in the dollar spot.

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I used the LOVE stickers to create a mini banner for the cake stand.

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Last, we added all supplies needed to write sweet love notes to a tray…pens, ink, stamps, washi tape, mini sized cardstock pieces, & stickers.

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The kids are in heaven, and it makes my heart happy seeing the notes they have already written to each other.

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How will you spread LOVE this month?

Here are the details…so run to Target now!! xoxo

  • All products can be found in the Target One Spot. They range in price from $1-3.
  • There are over 40 amazing products available ranging from cute Valentine’s Day themed stickers and washi tape to kraft and chalkboard style basics.
  • Products are available for a limited time and will sell out quickly.

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