With all those Christmas decorations away my house was starting to look pretty…meh. I can’t find any of the decorations I put away to make room for all those ceramic snowmen and Santas. And when I do find something, I can’t remember where I had it.
Instead of trying to re-do the old, Carin and I are doing some Valentine’s Day decorating with our mantles that we’re sharing over at Home Stories AtoZ.
First off – I’m not a huge Valentine’s Day fan. I think it’s great for kids to exchange .09 cent cards but beyond that – not so much. (With the exception of those boxes of chocolates with all the different goodies inside, but I love those all year long.) So my mantle isn’t filled with pink hearts or cupids, instead it’s all the things I love.
Books. Cameras. Maps. Flowers. It all makes me smile.
Valentines is the perfect craft holiday at my house. All three girls love anything that has to do with paper, paints, & glue. Recently, my youngest asked if we could make some tissue paper flowers…remember those? After some cutting, folding and fanning we ended up with a few dozen flowers. Our mantle is a perfect place to showcase out valentine inspired flowers.
Next thing I know the paints have made their way out and onto canvas…a valentine’s themed painting done by all three girls. The added bonus is they did this all without fighting!
I love how both projects capture who my girls are…creative, loving and beautiful.
Are you feeling the LOVE?
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