Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine Box

It's time!!!
That's what we call it around here.
Well the boys anyway.
And what comes to mind when you think
of Valentine's Day?
So this year Annie made flowers for her Valentine box.
My husband walked in saw them on the counter & asked,
"Did your dad get you flowers?"
'Cause my Dad's just that kinda guy that does.
No!  We made them!
Underneath all those flowers
is an oatmeal box and a styrofoam ball.
I just cut the bottom off the ball so it would sit flat
and used the hot glue gun
on LOW HEAT Setting. 
High heat might melt your ball.

Then, I started arranging the flowers.
I got 2 in before Annie caught me & wanted to take over.
I'll be honest here...
...I had a vision in my head,
 that I was excited about.
I was secretly wishing I could finish MY Valentine box...
...but of course it was really I tried to behave
& handed her the hot glue gun.
to which her eyes got huge & she said, "You trust me with that thing?"
I totally didn't but I handed it over anyway. 
I stepped back & she completely took over.
She poked & dabbed & arranged like a pro.
What worked for us:
Clip the flowers
Remove the leaves and hot glue them onto longer wooden skewers.
Poke in the flowers.
Fill in with the leave skewers.
 We didn't even plan the heart shirt...nice touch eh?
She nailed it!
Then we removed the top.
and I covered the bottom in pink paper.
We worked together with school glue, a paint brush & Martha Stewart's oversized hexagon glitter
to create the graduated effect.
(color: sterling)
That's my favorite part!
I cut her name out of card stock with an
exacto knife & we glittered that baby up.
When it comes time to pass out Valentines she will just
pop the top off & set it right next to the bottom.
 A girl's gotta have a plan :)
And at the end of the school day she'll take home her own
bouquet of flowers stuffed to the brim with treats & notes.
(better not be any love notes:)
Only one danger with this project...
for weeks you will be picking glitter off your husband's forehead
& out of your soup.
You've been warned :)
Next week...I'll be working on the boy's.
If you try this project I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to either link over to your finished project here on this post, or if you don't blog, I'd love to add a picture of yours! 
Get that glue gun going! 

Here is a peek at last year's Cupcake box.


Trisha said...

What a beautiful Valentine's box! It will be perfect to keep around long after the holiday is over. Way to go mom & Annie!


It's me said...

Wowwwww Annie ....LOVE this !!!....great done !!! from me ...x !

Marsha said...

What a beautiful box and I agree that it will be useful for storing special items in her room after valentine's day

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is one of the cutest Valentime boxes I have ever seen! Way to go Mom and Annie.....

Auntie Cake said...

Like your flowers Annie. I can't wait to see it at school on Valentines Day. You are a girl after my own heart. Glitter, glitter, glitter and more glitter.


It so very pretty and grown up! I hope you keep them. I saw the cupcake post from last year and that was awesome too! I think craft day at your house is in order!

koralee said...

Oh my goodness...this is such a darling idea....that Anne is going to have the BEST ValenTIME mailbox around!!!! So creative. I adore Valentines...can't wait for the day all year long...never can have too much pink and red and who would get tired of HEARTS!!!! Sending you one of your BEST days yet. How is your sweet dad doing? xoxox

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for becoming my 1600Th follower! I am your newest follower! What a Valentine's Box - I have never seen one that adorable and definitely one you could keep in your room for years! I am pinning it and telling my daughter to get going on one for her 9 year old daughter. I love the glitter part the best too!

Martina said...

WOW! This is the cutest Valentines bouquet EVER! Love the sparkling vase with the pink flowers, all so beautifully done! Annie is the sweetest!

Polka Dot Daze said...

That turned out so beautiful!

Polka Dot Daze said...

That turned out so beautiful!