Friday, February 12, 2010

Decorating Valentines

I have been known to slap some decoration on just about anything, and my son's valentines for his classmates didn't escape me! I found a bouquet of heart shaped lollipops at Target for $3.99. He has 12 classmates, and there were 12 lollipops. Perfect! I took the bouquet apart and went to work. I used my circle punch (leftover from my scrapbooking days), an alphabet stamp kit and red ink, and cute valentine ribbon from Michaels and came up with these:

And for Gabe's teachers and the directors of his daycare, I hit up my favorite place to score great bargains on flowers. (For anyone in my area, it's Produce Junction!) I got a dozen red roses for $7. Can't beat that! I needed 4 bouquets, so each person got 3 roses. I bought clear wrapping at the $1 store and used ribbon from my ribbon stash. 4 bouquets for $8...That's $2 a bouquet! (Yeah, I can handle simple math...just don't throw any algabra at me!)

My son was so proud to deliver the roses this morning, and couldn't wait to hand out his valentines to his friends. I hope everyone has a very Happy Valentine's Day and that Cupid is good to all of you!

This post is part of Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple.


ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

You're the mom every kid wants to have! Such thoughtful gestures!


Anonymous said...

Just like your mom! Your mom ALWAYS makes every holiday a memorable one and always goes above and beyond. My fav. memory was the night she made a Valentines dinner at her house and she set up the formal dining room and we had our "Valentines" at the moment over for dinner. I still remember that.
Michelle B