Four for the price of one.
Sounds like a good deal, doesn’t it?
When I started thinking about a craft for Valentine’s day, four ideas kept circling around in my head. And since I couldn’t figure out the logistics of stuffing John Stamos into a cake, I had to settle for: garland, advent, pinwheels and love notes. And instead of trying to choose just one, I decided to get a little crazy and mix all four of them together.
For a super multitasking Valentine craft. An advent garland of love notes decorated with pinwheels. (And since I love those tiny little clothespins, I threw in a clothesline, too.)
First, I combed through my stash of Valentine scrap-booking paper and selected a few different patterns.
Next, I cut 14 three inch squares. For each square, I cut each corner towards the middle but stopped a little before the center so everything stayed attached. I then pulled each right side corner towards the middle and secured them with a mini brad in the center.
I found tiny little chocolate themed note cards (from Michaels) that ended up being the perfect size.
Then it was time to put the whole thing together. I wrote a special love note on each of the 14 note cards and attached a pinwheel to each card. Next, I added a glitter sticker number to each love note. I attached each note (in sequential order) to a length of twine with a mini clothespin.
So here is my Valentine garland that is actually an advent of love notes (as one is opened each day.) I was also able to throw in the pinwheels and those mini clothespins (that I do so love.)
So there you go. Four-in-one. (Or maybe it’s actually five-in-one, if you count the clothespins.)
And no, I don’t actually keep it hanging on my back door. The evening rays of sun were so pretty that I decided to photograph it outside.
So what about you? Any hanging love notes in your future or four-in-one craftiness? (Or have you determined the best way to turn John Stamos into a confection?)