[2016] Valentine Series: Meshing Around

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Since last Christmas, I’ve been intrigued at the mesh wreaths I would find on Pinterest and stores. I’ve always wondered if they’re costly to make. After browsing around images, I came across one that shows the base form. But, with my budget, I can’t really go buy the form premade, so I’m making them with the next best thing I can find from either Dollar Tree or the 99c store. I’m also using mesh for the 1st time.

Below is now my new Valentine wreath for 2016. The picture tutorial is here. I hope you enjoy a little humor that I added to it.

Until then,

HAPPY DIY
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[2015] Valentine Series: DIY Valentine Postcards

My daughter wanted to make handmade valentines again this year, even though I was wiling to buy Ever After High valentines. We both came up with the idea of just making postcards and handing out chocolate with them. I think she wanted to make sure it’s as simple as possible since I’m still recovering from my traumatic work experience.

We had index cards handy, and out of the blue, my manager handed me foam sheets. I also found a $1.00 sticker book @ Micheal’s that has stickers that can pass for stamps. I also have tons of red tulle that I didn’t get to use last Christmas.

She hand wrote her message and I sewed a pouch in the back for the chocolate to go in. I sealed it so they won’t eat it at school. So far, it turned out the way she wanted it.

This marks the end of our Valentine Series. My daughter wants me to start planning for a St. Patrick’s outfit since I missed my target schedule on making her Valentine outfit. So, stay tuned.

diy valentine postcard

Until then,
HAPPY DIY and HAPPY VALENTINES DAY or like me….HAPPY SINGLES AWARENESS DAY

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[2015] Valentine Series: Window Clings

For years, I’ve stayed away from buying window clings because I always thought that I won’t be able to save it when the holiday is over. Thankfully, inspiration came back and I realized that I can use window clings and save them-by using acetate sheets. Or clear covers.

Until then,
HAPPY DIY
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[2014] Valentine / Refashion Series: True Hearts Day

My daughter and I fell madly in love with the Ever After High dolls. Her favorite character is Raven Queen. My “rebel” princess has proclaimed that her new favorite colors are now purple and black. Not because those have been Mommy’s favorite colors for like — forever after, but because Raven Queen wears these colors. Well, Rebel R needs a True Hearts Day outfit, and it has to be all “Rebel-ish”.

For the shirt, instead of using fabric paint, she used a bleach pen on a black shirt

For the skirt, I used a lace top from the 99c store, and old shirt of mine, and a tutu skirt from Dollar tree. I didn’t get the ruffle effect I wanted, but she was happy with the outcome

I didn’t get the chance to make her headband, and jewelry. That’s for another crafting day.

Now she’s all set to go to school, to hand out her Valentines in her True Hearts Day outfit.

Raven Queen Inspired Outfit

This marks the end of our Valentine Series. Thank you for following, and don’t forget to pin images that you like.

Until then,

Happy Valentines Day and Keep Your Passion for Refashion!

[2014] Valentine Series: A Case of Valentines

I thought last year’s valentine box will be re-used this year. I was wrong. LOL. In any case, I don’t have the time to come up with a really cool box, plus we’ve used this case as a holder for the crayon hearts anyway. I figured, with a little tissue paper, and left over hearts from last year’s craft, a new valentine’s box can be made.

diy valentines box

[2014] Valentine Series: Sharpie Mugs

This year, Mr. A didn’t want to handout valentines for his class, however, he wanted to give one to his teacher. Princess wanted the same thing naturally – and because the idea was so so so cute, I had to make one for each of us too. Oh how I love Pinterest!

I didn’t take an up-close picture of the mugs, and this was a trial and error too. In the end, we got the look we wanted. Note to self: use 99 c mugs but NEVER 99c permanent markers unless it IS the Sharpie brand.
diy sharpie mugs

Until then,

HAPPY DIY

[2014] Valentine Series: Crayon Hearts

My son opted out this year, but plans for a gift for his teacher. That’s for another blog. my daughter is still on board for this year’s valentines. After browsing @ Pinterest, she’s had her heart set on making crayon hearts.

The cost for this would’ve been $0.00 if I didn’t get tempted to buy another $3.97 set of molds @ Walmart, and had any leftover valentines from previous years. I already have the crayons from school year’s past.

Since this is a special year where she picked out what she wants to give, I thought I’d put in a little extra….
diy crayon hearts

Total cost:
$1.00 – label stickers @ Party City
$1.00 – bags @ Party City
$3.99 – valentines

Until then,

HAPPY DIY!

[2014] Valentine Series: Preview

What’s in store for this year for our DIY?

As the dollar stores roll out their Valentines decor, I started buying them with no clue what I’m going to make out of them. It’s already Jan. 17, so I figured, I should start making something else out of these.

Valentine preview

Garlands, Cookie Cutters, Heart Ice Tray/Mold, Flower Petals, Felt Fabric, Heart Gems Table Scatter, Plain White Mugs, Valentine Picks, Ladies Lace Top, Girl’s Headband.

Stay tuned…..

Valentine Series: Finale – Determined to make cupcakes

I think this craft was the most expensive, and time consuming of them all. What I thought was a simple thing, turned out to be a trial and error – mostly error.

Last Christmas, this is what I envisioned that my daughter will hand out to her class as a present. Thank goodness I simplified that craft! This year I made it a point to make the cupcakes that I had in mind.
Well – I made mistakes- tons! even at the last minute, I thought I wasn’t going to make it in the blog, but at the 11th hour, I pulled through. Still not what I had fully in mind, but close enough. There’s still Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas to perfect these….
diy valentine cupcakes

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Until then,
HAPPY DIY

Valentine Series: Part 4 – Ready To Wear

Doily Shirts!
diy doily shirt

Rinoa made her shirt – there’s another one that she already wore, I’ll update the post with a pic. But this one she’s wearing today

diy doily shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made this one for me – you can tell I’m not into the whole red and pink thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewelry
This was a last minute project. I wanted her to have a new necklace….
diy valentine necklace
diy valentine headband

Headband
From a headband that she already has, and left over table scatter

 

 

 

 

 

 

***UPDATE***
This is actually the first doily shirt that Rinoa made. She happened to have worn the shirt even before I got the chance to take a pic. I remembered to finally take one after washing this a second time.