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Eraser Ring Bible Verse Valentine

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Here’s the second free printable for Valentine’s Day this year! I think they turned out so cute. And what makes it worth my time is the fact that my girls absolutely love them!
They can’t wait to be able to hand them out to their friends. So here’s the printable for the Eraser Ring Valentine I promised when I posted the pencil valentine last week.

Valentines

Supplies:

Cardstock to print valentine

Scissors

Twine

Eraser Rings (From Walmart)

Tape

Valentines Eraser Ring Printable

Print the Valentines off on Cardstock. Cut them out and let your child sign their name. Cut a hole to use to tie on the ring with twine.

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I had planned on making 2 holes and tying the twine on the top. But this was as far as my hole punch would reach. So I just taped the pieces to the back.

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I think this worked out just as well if not better to be honest. But you can do it whichever way you like best. Now turn it over and you’re done!

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Be sure to check out my Free Pencil Valentine Printables as well if you haven’t already! They all turned out super cute!

Eraser Ring Valentines

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Pencil Bible Verse Valentine

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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! So it’s time to get the kiddos valentines ready. I always try to find a fun gift that my kids can give instead of just the usual card valentine. It’s so much fun! There’s nothing wrong with living a little through your child…is there? They are super obsessed these days with pencils and erasers. I’m really not sure if it’s just the age (they’re in 1st grade) or what it is. They love finding quarters so they can buy a pencil at school. So I thought this would be the perfect gift for them to give! So today I’m sharing the pencil valentine file. Be watching Monday for the Eraser Ring Valentine Printable. I hope your kiddos love them as much as mine did!

Valentines

Supplies:

Card Stock (to print off the valentine)

Scissors

Pencils (these came from Walmart)

Valentines for Pencils

Print off the Free Printable Valentine on cardstock and cut them out. Have your child sign the card. Make a cut in 2 spots along the arrow to insert the pencil. Now you have a super cute valentine that’s ready to go!

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Circle Cork Board

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Here’s a new project for my daughter’s room. One of these days I’ll finish all of the things I have planned for her. Then it’ll be time to start the twins room!

She has so much stuff she wants to hang on her wall that the cork board I got her from Hobby Lobby just wasn’t enough. So I came up with an idea for more! I’m not sure she could ever have too much room to hang all her drawings on.

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Wooden Board (8×10 is what I used. I wouldn’t use a canvas since it’s not going to be as sturdy)

Circle Cork Pieces (From Michael’s)

Paint & Paint Brushes

Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

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Start by painting the board and the cork pieces. Make sure to get it on the sides and top. It is very porous so make sure you don’t skimp on the amount of paint you use unless you plan on more than one coat.

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 Place the squares on the board and hot glue them to the board.

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Now enjoy your adorable creation that perfectly matches your room! It’s really that simple! This is one of those crafts that you don’t have to be “crafty” to make it look amazing! My daughter was so excited to see this hanging in her room when she got home today!

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Jewelry Holder

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Jewelry HolderI’m in the process of redoing my daughter’s room. She’s 10 now and thinks her room shouldn’t be pink anymore. So after LOTS and I’m talking LOTS of shopping and looking online for a comforter we finally found what she wanted. So this Jewelry Holder is the first thing I’ve made to decorate her room with. And I’m completely in love with it!

I saw a yellow and gray jewelry holder at Hobby Lobby but it definitely wouldn’t match. So I was on the lookout. I finally found a wooden silverware organizer at a yard sale for $.50. Talk about luck! It’s super easy and here’s how I did it.

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Supplies:

Wooden Silverware Organizer

Hooks (I got these at Michaels)

Mod Podge

Scrapbook Paper

Paint & Paintbrush

Start by painting the wooden silverware organizer. I chose gray because we had planned on hanging it on a blue wall. You don’t have to worry much about the bottom since you will be putting scrapbook paper over it. But make sure to cover the front edge and all sides well. While it’s drying cut your scrapbook paper to fit inside each cubby hole.

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Once its dry, it’s time to get out the mod podge.

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Using a foam brush, I applied a thin layer to the bottom and stuck the paper on it. I have a thing about the paper bubbling up, so I apply thin layers and let it dry in between. Then I applied 2 thin layers to the top of the paper.

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Once that’s dry, the last step is the hooks. I found these at Michael’s 20 for $2.99 in the framing section. They had them at Hobby Lobby as well but they were more expensive. I hammered them in a little to start and then screwed them in enough to hold. Make sure not to go all the way through the wood. Mine would have screwed quite a bit farther than what was necessary. Then you’ll have a hole all the way through. Please be careful!

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Now it’s ready for your jewelry. My daughter loves it! And I’m on the lookout for more of these at yard sales!

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Wedding Gift Personalized Coasters

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Every time I need a wedding gift, this is one of the things I make first. Monogramming everything is the craze these days, but just think about how even more exciting it is to have your new last name on everything right when you get married! This super easy craft is also good for any gift not just weddings. I have a friend that has me make them for her every Christmas for her kid’s teachers. I even made them for myself and still love them!

Name Coasters

Supplies Needed:

4 Coasters (these came from Home Depot)

Cork

Vinyl

Contact Paper

Twine or Ribbon

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Start by cutting out your vinyl. I used my cricut. The letters measured 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. Weed your vinyl by carefully pulling away all the excess vinyl. Be very careful as you get to each new letter and especially pay close attention to the dot in the I! It is super easy to lose….don’t ask how I know that! Lol

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Now carefully peel off each name using the contact paper. Then transfer it to the top of the coaster. These letters were almost as big as the coaster so it was fairly easy to get them straight.

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Once you are done with the vinyl you are ready to start putting the cork on the bottoms.

Split Name Coasters

I got my roll of cork in the aisle with the contact paper at Home Depot. I know they also have this at Lowe’s and Walmart. But in my experience it is always really close to the same price. Start by measuring and cutting the cork the same size as the tile.

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Then fold back one corner of the cork and line up the rest with the bottom of the tile. Push the corner down that you folded the backing on and carefully peel the rest of the backing off pressing as you go. Sometimes if I didn’t cut straight I will go back and cut off the excess so it’s not showing from the top.

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Now stack them all up and tie them together with twine or ribbon. This wedding was a country theme so I thought the twine fit well. If I am making it for Christmas gifts, I like to tie it with Christmas ribbon.

Fabric Flower Keychain

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Fabric Flower KeychainSupplies needed:

Scrap Fabric measuring app. 3″ x 26″

Felt in coordinating color

4″ Ribbon

Keychain (Mine were 1 1/2″)

Glue & Glue Gun

Fabric Flower

This is a perfect gift to have around. I try to keep these around for teachers, bus drivers, friends birthdays, hair dresser, pretty much anyone! My 10 year old even loves hers. So if you’re looking for something to do with all those leftover pieces of fabric, here you go!

To start with, cut out your fabric. I made mine 3″ x 26″. This is no exact science. You can honestly make it any size and it will work out. I ended up with about a 3″ flower. If you want it bigger, make your fabric larger, likewise if you want it smaller, make your fabric smaller.

Then, fold your fabric in half.

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Now hold the small end with the knot. You are going to twist your fabric and then wind it around the knot. The tighter you wind

the smaller it will be. I like to try to twist my fabric so the edges are on the inside and not seen but honestly I’m sure I’m the only one that notices them anyway! I like to put a few dobs of glue as I go to help hold the fabric in place.

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Next take your ribbon and fold it around the key ring. Glue the edges together.

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Place your felt on the back of the flower and cut around it so it’s the exact size. Then glue the bottom edge of the ribbon between the fabric and the felt. This just finishes the back and helps make the keychain stronger.

IMG_3767And you’re done! It’s really even easier than it looks! I did this a couple of years ago when I was the craft coordinator at my MOPS group. It was a hit. They made several each and were able to give them as gifts.