01/19/12

Simple Valentine’s Day Art

Simple Valentine’s Day Art
Simple Valentine's Day Art

 Little B had some friends over the other day and I’ve found that nine
year old girls are happiest when they’re crafting!  The more scraps on
the ground in their room, the happier they are!!!  I, of course want to
encourage those creative juices, so I picked up a few sheets of FUN
scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby {I always love it when their paper is
50% off, it is this week if you’re needing to stock up!}

Simple Valentine's Day Art

I also grabbed a heart paper punch while I was there.  I’ve wanted to buy this for so long, but always forget when I am in there because there is just so many pretty things to get distracted by!  Not this time, it was on the list and with my 40% coupon it was about $5.  {If you don’t have one yet, I think they may be addicting, I can’t leave Hobby Lobby next time without grabbing a few more!  They’re AWESOME!}

Simple Valentine's Day Art

I also picked up a package of 11×14 poster board paper.  I cut a sheet down to 5×7 for little B and her girlfriends that were TOTALLY in the crafting mood!!!

Simple Valentine's Day Art

They quickly went to work punching hearts…they had so much fun punching hearts, we have enough for several other projects…What Projects?!?  I’ll have to be thinking!!!

Simple Valentine's Day Art

I had the girls use a gluestick to attach two hearts with different patterns back-to-back.  And then they creased each of these hearts along the middle to allow for a 3-D picture.

Simple Valentine's Day Art

Along the crease, the girls used Aleene’s Tacky Glue {you know that glue in a copper-brown colored bottle}.  A thin line of glue and then they pressed the creased line of their hearts and used a bit of pressure for a brief few seconds.  The heart stayed just where they wanted!

Simple Valentine's Day Art

The girls lined up six columns and four rows of heart, using a variety of colors to make their little art projects SUPER fancy!

Simple Valentine's Day Art
Simple Valentine's Day Art
I punched a hole on either side at the top and then threaded some tulle through the holes and timed a bow at the top!
Simple Valentine's Day Art
I grabbed an extra frame from my closet of unending frames and placed an almost unused sheet of paper in the frame.  I used a dot of glue to attach the tulle bow to the frame and Little B’s precious artwork became our first Valentine’s artwork of 2012!  This would be SUPER cute in a shadowbox or as a card for a teacher or friend, too!!!  It’s always amazing to me how the simple things are sometimes the most beautiful!  I think Little B and her girlfriends did an AMAZING job on their artwork!  I LOVE Valentine’s Day and am so excited to add lots more pretties throughout the house!!!  Have you started bringing out the red, pink and hearts yet!?!  Do you normally celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family or out on a date!?!?
Simple Valentine's Day Art

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Comments

  1. Cute! Thanks for sharing!

  2. candie says:

    LOVE all the different patterns! 🙂 You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby’s Hearts Craft Challenge 🙂 http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/43/those-tiny-toes-hearts-craft

    xo,
    Candie

  3. Katherine of Aurora Spitfire says:

    I have to go get a heart punch! This is absolutely adorable!

  4. Fran Dill says:

    How fun!

  5. What a simple and creative idea…but does it count as child labor?

  6. peggy says:

    I agree with you, I visited my little 8 year old grand’s classroom to make a Valentine craft for moms and dads and the kids were all awesome! Love this and so adaptable to other holidays!

  7. Jen says:

    Love this! We wil be it featuring tomorrow!

  8. Such a cute project, I’ll be making something like this for Valentine’s this year for sure =)

  9. This is really beautiful and sweet too Aimee!!

    xoxo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

  10. You made me wish for 2 things:

    1. that my daughter lived near me and we could craft together

    2. that there was a Hobby Lobby near me

    Really cute idea!

  11. Michelle@yagottahaveahobby says:

    So simple and sweet. Love it.

  12. Very fun craft! My daughter would love this one!

  13. Lisa says:

    Very creative Aimee! Love the Mr. and Mrs. above your bed too! =) Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family! Lisa

  14. This is great! I am always looking for fun crafts to do with my granddaughter. I think this would be perfect! Thanks for the cute idea!

  15. Mindie Hilton says:

    Beautiful art. Good luck at Bacon Time.

  16. Katie's Nesting Spot says:

    How cute, it would also be fun to sew on the hearts.

  17. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says:

    Super cute, and I love the music notes in there. I know people everywhere are decorating with sheet music, and I just haven’t done it yet. I must!! 🙂

  18. Maury Kilgo says:

    So cute! You are so creative. I bet they had a blast!

  19. Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts says:

    Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – you were featured today! TWICE! – – Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  20. Anonymous says:

    Those are just too cute!!!! I think I might do this during my volunteer time in my daughter’s pre-k classroom!!!! What an awesome little gift to take home to mom/dad on Valentine’s day!
    Thanks so much for sharing all your great ideas!
    Lee-Ann Patterson

  21. This is so cute.. And really seems simple to do!! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Lizy b says:

    That’s so cute! Can I come over tomorrow and craft with the girls? I live in a house full of boys! Uh!

    • Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com says:

      Of course Lizy!!! XO, Aimee

  23. Ashley says:

    Very cute!!

  24. Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com says:

    Thanks for the pin! You made my heart skip a beat!!! I’m so glad you stopped by to say hi Natasha!!! Hope your weekend has been GREAT so far!!! XO, Aimee

  25. Jen says:

    Oh how adorable, Aimee! I do hope you’ll pop on by and link up, be a dear, won’t you?! Thanks a mil! ~Jen

  26. Titus 2 Work in Progress says:

    Cute idea. Pinning this one 🙂

  27. Mindie Hilton says:

    I love your heart art. Besides my weekly Anything goes Fri-Monday linky, I am hosting a Valentine contest with some great prizes. I hope you will link up for a chance to win.
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

  28. Crafty Mischief says:

    So cute! The heart art and your daughter! My Daisey would love this craft, maybe I’ll have to make one with her. If I do I’ll let you know and link back for sure. Thanks!

  29. Emily @ 52 Mantels says:

    I love it!!! Thanks for sharing! I’ll need to get one of those heart punchers ASAP. I love my circle punchers 🙂

  30. Marie says:

    How Pretty! It looks great even without the frame!

    • Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com says:

      Aaawwww, Thanks Marie! You are SUPER SWEET! Thanks for the kind note!!! XO, Aimee

  31. Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com says:

    I know, right!!! They totally beam with excitement when they’re creating!!! Thanks for your SWEET note Lisa!!! XO, Aimee

  32. Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com says:

    And it happens so fast Amanda!!! Enjoy EVERY second sweet friend!!! XO, Aimee

  33. Heidi @ Decor & More says:

    Love this project, Aimee! Miss having a 9 yr old girl to craft with… enjoy. 🙂
    xo Heidi

  34. Heidi @ Decor & More says:

    Love this project, Aimee! Miss having a 9 yr old girl to craft with… enjoy. 🙂
    xo Heidi

  35. Sandy Ang says:

    Oh such a sweet project

  36. Debra @ Common Ground says:

    How fun!! I would have loved to have been there too!!

  37. ✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life says:

    Hi Aimee,

    Love this adorable project!!!

    xo,
    Dee

  38. Lindsay says:

    That is so sweet! Love this idea! And how you displayed it is super cute!

  39. Trina says:

    So precious and beautiful! Love, love, love it!

  40. Too cute! My 15 year old son won’t go for it though… I need to borrow a girl 😉