Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Valentine Sparkle

I just made this little Valentine gift for my daughter:
"You are loved" is the theme. The idea is for her to see each ribbon as someone who loves her. She loved it [well, of course, it's pink and sparkly!] She's only 3, but it was a special moment to sit with her and touch each ribbon and have her name someone who loves her: we went through all her family members, some friends, Jesus, etc. It was cute! :-)

Here's what I started with:This was a 70% off Christmas item at a craft store. It's a bead-covered styrofoam ball, about 5 in diameter. I went to my ribbon basket and pulled out a variety of widths and textures in pinks and creams:Cut short lengths and tie each with a simple knot around the hanging loop. Work your way around, covering the entire loop. Make a little tag to say "You are loved!" I embellished a store-bought die-cut tag with my message printed on pink paper that I tore into a heart shape. I layered it on another torn heart and glued both to the heavier tag:

38 comments:

Michelle@Everyday Celebrating said...

Awww! She'll love it! Way to go on getting it at such a discount!

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

This is so lovely and so thoughtful.

An Accomplished Woman said...

So pretty. I guess I am off to look for bead covered styrofoam balls.

Christina said...

I love it! I love the idea of making something to remind your children of how much they are loved.

Steph said...

Super cute! What a great memory you've created.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Very pretty! I will have to make one for my mom, the boys just wouldn't appreciate it so much. I love the ribbons and what they stand for!
~Misti

Lisette said...

Cute! What girl doesn't like anything pink and sparkly!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Jean - this is a fabulous idea for a gift, or for a project for Jr. Church....we're going to borrow this - thanks for the "inspiring ideas" once again!!
Karla & Karrie

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

This is so freaking stinking cute! I ♥ this so MUCH! Thanks for the idea and the instructions! Makes me want to make one right now!

Livin' the Yeh Life! said...

Oh my goodness, wherer do you come up with these awesome ideas? Can't wait to steal it :)

Audrey said...

What an absolutely wonderful idea!So simple, but meaningful. Thanks!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

This is so cute...I know my 9 year old dd would love it!!

The Texas Butlers said...

Great idea. I love it!!

Molly said...

That is SO sweet. And what a great use of pre-made objects and handmade ideas!

bec4 said...

This is a great and sweet gift! Tomorrow I am hitting the dollar store and JoAnns and Michaels to hunt out cheap things for Valentine decor.

Melanie said...

Your beautiful craftings are inspiring.
Melanie@Bella~Mella

RoverHaus said...

Cute!

Even cuter than the Valentine Sparkle is imagining you with your little one touching each ribbon and thinking about the ones that love her.

Tell her to touch a ribbon for us!

Sarah said...

She will love that her mommy put so much effort into making beautiful things around her. I'm sure the beauty you create will in turn inspire a very creative little girl!

-Sarah from Create Studio
www.createstudio.blogspot.com

pinkstilettos said...

How sweet! I love it. Also, thanks for sharing how you made the project. I might have to try it out! Have a nice day! Daisy~

TheDecoDetective said...

The colour is beautiful and the idea is really lovely!

~hon~ said...

Jeanne,

Oh jeez...such a beautiful creation!

Please know that for me, You are a Beautiful Woman of GOD

Omah's Helping Hands said...

What an awesome idea. I wish I had a creative mind. I'm so glad I found your blog. The little ones could have fun making this for their mom. Guess I'm going to be kept busy now. Hee hee. ;) Thanks for sharing all your brilliant ideas!

Whimsical Creations said...

Very pretty! Great idea!

Kasey Hunt said...

love it! so pretty.

Sheila said...

Absolutely adorable! You've created a fantastic keepsake.

Tara said...

LOVE IT! Absolutely adorable! came over from the Little Window Shop....I love your blog! Be back for more! ♥

Martha said...

aaww... this is so cute! its nice that it was beaded all ready..I wonder what kind of glue you can use to glue the beads on.. I want to try one! :) Martha

Initialee said...

This is lovely! And who doesn't love ribbon?! :)

Megan said...

LOVE this!! So beautiful.

Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista said...

This is gorg! I love it! It is absolutely adorable! I love taking premade things and making them even more fabulous with a few special touches!

Shannon said...

This is so cute! What a great little gift for your daughter. Thanks for sharing it.

Chad and Kristen @ The Tomato Vine said...

adorable! can't believe it's almost that time of year again :)

bec4 said...

What a fun idea and I love that you are thinking Valentine's Day already.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your thought behind this, but I also love it as a Valentine's Day decoration. Very pretty with all the ribbons!

Cha Cha said...

I am going to do this for Valentines day. THANKS FOR SHARING AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

Patty said...

Now THAT'S what I call FRUGAL! Way to go & way to repurpose an item! Beautiful!!!

Whimsical Creations said...

Beautiful!!

Tina Freeberg said...

Hey Jeanne,

Was looking the web for some cute Valentine ideas to make and what did I come across? A post from you. This is really cute. Was wondering how I would get all those beads on a styrofom ball if I couldn't find one like you did. Love, Love, Love all your stuff. Hey, how is your dad doing? Take care

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