Yesterday, was a day of nonstop activity. I finally was able to sit down, and watch the Lakers game. Then I have been reading The Help, and it has proven to be such a great book! (Thanks, Shawnna for the recommendation!) I had planned on posting this post yesterday, but fell asleep at a very early hour!
Today, I thought I would share the sweet Valentines I created for Macie's classmates. I thought I would have until Monday to create them, but the teacher wanted them by Friday. I love creating my children's Valentines! I do have lots of crafty supplies, so it is easy to create them!
Macie's only request was a butterfly! So I had to figure out how to tie in a butterfly with heart day! I was thinking big hearts, but she had another idea! I knew I wanted turquoise, and red together! I love this color combination.
I found pink lollipops at Albertson's so this inspired my idea. I thought it would be cute to insert a big butterfly through a lollipop!
Macie loves lollipops, and the color pink! She finally, approved my idea!
All the makings to create bright valentines for my sweet little girl! The paper I chose for the butterflies, is by My Mind's Eye. It is part of the new Lush 2 collection. This is such a vibrant color, and love the polka dots! Doilies were found at Target. It was package of 48 for 1.00!! I will be using the rest for Gabi's Valentines, and on mason jars for the teachers.
details of the Doily Butterfly Lollipops:
On each of the butterflies I curled the wings just a bit!
In this snapshot you can see the three individual layers I used to house the lollipop. One is the doily, the polka dotted butterfly, and the red heart. I used a regular size hole punch to punch the heart, then inserted the lollipop. For the butterfly, and doily I used a simple paper piercer to pierce a hole through them. I used a tiny bit of hot glue gun underneath the red heart, and underneath the doily. Really just a bit, and everything held together well. I finished the treat, by tying a coordinating ribbon around the lollipop. Then attaching Macie's tag.
Here is one of the Butterfly Lollipop Bouquets! We made 22 of them for each of her sweet classmates!
I hope your Saturday is wonderful! Roman has baseball practice today, so we will be enjoying the beautiful weather.