Valentine’s Day is something I’ve always liked, not in a cheesy way, I just have fond memories of my mam buying a special cake or treat for supper on Valentine’s Day and it’s a tradition I’ve always kept to, sometimes baking something for the loves in my life, sometimes just grabbing a treat from the shops after a busy day.
Joss and I have made a Valentine for Daddy this year, sadly she was too excited to keep it a secret but I’ve squirreled it away and I’m sure he’ll have forgotten in a month’s time!
If you’d like to make your own love bird it’s really easy.
Love Bird Valentine
I drew a rough bird shape on white card and cut it out for Joss to decorate.
Once she’d had free reign with the glue, glitter, foam stickers and strips I’d cut from leftover tissue paper wrapping we popped it to one side to dry. This took a long time, Joss LOVES PVA glue!
I took some twine and cut three lengths, one for the hanger which is taped in a loop with washi tape to the back of the bird, and two for the legs, adding a foam shape for feet and again attaching to the back of the decoration.
Finally I cut a rough envelope shape from stiff card to carry the love bird’s valentine message, ‘Daddy x’ and glued this to the bird’s body adding the finishing touch, a googly eye and ta-da, Happy Valentine’s Day Daddy!
So cute!! I’ve been thinking about Valentines too as I really love it (no idea why but I make a bigger deal of this than our actual anniversary. I must change that!) and even have it scheduled to do a post soon. There’s so many great ideas though I’m not sure I can add anything creative like this to the mix. Think I might just pin yours instead, such a great idea for a toddler!
Hope you’re well lovely and I think the photos of Joss in the snow are just adorable!!! Hope to see you soon xxx
Oh how cute is this! We will make one for daddy this year!
thank you so much for linking with the #pinitaparty
So sweet! Thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, wonderful to see you there!