The Valentines Countdown Tree…

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Remember the old Valentines countdown last year?

This year I used similar materials, but a different presentation.

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So what did I do:

I cut hearts out of brown paper bags and then glued them together leaving an opening at the top…that opening was later filled with Valentines candies.

I took a white paint pen and drew some stitching on the edges.

Then I painted numbers on each heart 1-14.

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The I filled each heart with the candy and closed the opening with glue.

After everything was dry, I took some bakers twine and hot-glued a loop to the back of the heart to make a small ornament.

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Now the tree is ready and waiting for the final countdown…

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Everyday, my kids will find a numbered heart and open it to find a fun little treat!

A Valentines House…

I have to admit that sometimes I am more like a kid when it comes to projects than my own kids.  This is an example of it…

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At Christmas time, my girls where so ecstatic about the little nativity scene that sat on our entry way table  during Christmas.  When it was time to put it away, I felt a little sad…so I came up with the next best thing “ A Valentines Mouse House”

They love it, and play with it daily.  The hardest thing will be parting with it come February 14th.

So what did I do:

I bought an unfinished house from Michaels crafts (On sale I might add!)

Painted it! 

Put Sticky cork on the floor and made little curtains.

I made little flower pots for outside the window and then purchased some Calico Critters. ( I did find cheaper critters at Target later, which I am still kicking myself as to why I did not get those instead!)

Valentines Countdown…

So I have to admit that I actually got this idea from one of my favorite bloggers Dear Lizzy.  She is so creative ( even more creative than I) but I took her idea and changed it up a bit…my girls are in LOVE and cannot wait to open a new heart each day!

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So what did I do?

Cut out hearts from brown paper bags…

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Glued them together leaving a space at the top to fill with candy…

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Painted numbers on them…

SORRY ABOUT THE HORRIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY ( It was early and the sun was rising through the window!)

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Fill with candy and then sew the edge of the heart with red thread…

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Hang them up using some type of string and cloths pins…

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