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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Valentine Countdown

{Valentine's Countdown}

Valentine's Day crafts are one of my favorite ways to brighten up the house again after all the Christmas decorations come down. Pinks and reds and hearts are just happy, aren't they? 

You'll need:
Small paper bags
Ribbon and embellishments
Paper hearts
Black vinyl numbers
Twine (optional)

Start by decorating the plain white bags by gluing a strip of ribbon across and a paper rosette in the middle. I used hot glue because I love how fast it is, but pretty much any kind of glue or tape runner will work.

Number each heart (I cut the hearts and the vinyl with my Cricut.) and glue to the end of the clothespins.

Since I have this big blue frame, I wanted to use it to display the countdown bags. I taped 2 pieces of twine around the back side. You can hang them from a mantel, or something else, or just stand them on a shelf.

How to Build a Large Frame

Add treats or notes to each of the bags and open one each day leading up to Valentine's Day.

But don't stop there, you might also like:

Burlap Valentine's Banner
Painted XOXO Sign

Giant XOXO Marquee Letters

LOVE Faux Marquee

Do you decorate much for Valentine's Day? I'd love to hear what you do, and what suggestions you have for putting in our Valentine countdown?

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  1. LOVE ( no pun intended) this idea. Featuring when my party opens up tonight. Hello fellow Northwest crafter :)

  2. So sweet! Kiddos would love this! Thanks for sharing at Table It!

  3. Hello fabulous! I’m stopping by to let you know that your cute countdown will be featured at our party tonight! Woo Hoo! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for sharing this with us and we hope to see you tonight at the party! Lou Lou Girls