Valentine’s Heart Tie Dye Shirt

Where did February go?  Well what I do know is that it flew right by me!!  February was a crazy busy month of work, sickness, and well not enough time in the day! 

This year my daughters class didn’t do the traditional valentines day boxes.  A few Mom’s volunteered and they made the felt envelope for each kid.  They turned out really cute but that also come with some disappointment of not making her own Valentines’ day box.  So in effort to over come that disappoint and tears we made Valentine’s Day Tie Dye shirts! 




washable marker

Tie Dye Kit – I purchased mine at Joann’s



Trace your design on the front with the washable marker.  I just used a Crayola marker. 


Trace your design and then after, we colored the hear in with red dye and then I tied up the rest of the shirt. 










Easy Kids Valentine’s Art Project

DIY Kids Valentines Day Art {The Preppy Strawberry}
If you are new  here – Welcome!!  If you’ve been following me for a while you know we like to craft and paint at our house! 
My daughter is becoming obsessed with art projects  and she loves to craft just as much as I do!! Pretty much any free time we have there is some project or drawing going on around here.  
I’ve always loved crafting and making things – even when the crafting idea wasn’t so cool I was crafting (thanks pinterest for making being so crafty cool … yes there is a little sarcasm in that statement… just a little bit ;)) 

DIY Kids Valentines Art

This project we made this past weekend and took about 30 minutes to complete.  We’ve had freezing temperatures this past week and schools have been either canceled or delayed do to the frigid temperatures!! Yes, it was –14 degrees the other morning!  Someone please pack my bags and move me south!!
Here’s what you will need to get started……….



1- canvas–  we used an 11X14 canvas
paints – I used the Joann’s brand acrylic paint – the bottle are around .59 cents a bottle
( We picked out mint green, turquoise, red, and a pink) – I had most of the colors on hand.  I wanted to make sure I added the blues because my mantle need a little more color than just red!)

paint brushes – we used the circle sponge brushes from this kit
Step 1:  We outlined the heart and then she started painting around it with the circle stencil brush.  We overlapped the colors in the painting process.  After, she had the entire canvas covered she filled in the heart with red paint. 

Valentines Day Kids Art Project { The Preppy Strawberry}
Valentines Day Kids Art Project { The Preppy Strawberry}
work in progress…
Step 2 – let your project dry over night. 
Valentines Day Kids Art Project { The Preppy Strawberry}
saw the idea here … and changed the project a little bit.
Finished project …
Valentines Day Kids Art Project { The Preppy Strawberry}
The mantle is a work in progress ….  Don’t mind the chalkboard which is turned the wrong way .. oops! 


♥♥ Happy Valentines Day ♥♥

Love is in the air today!  Happy Valentines Day to all of  you!  No, special plans here today.  Actually, for me it’s going to be uneventful and non romantic day. I know – sad Huh?  It’s okay, just happens to be one of those Mondays!  My only Valentine’s day enjoyment I will have this year is seeing Lilly all excited for her party at school today.  Unless, my husband has something up his sleeve that I haven’t caught onto yet?  😉  Otherwise, my day will be made of waiting for the insurance agent to come look at my SUV, a trip to the Dr.’s, and then playing Mom taxi this afternoon!  I’m curious- what are you doing today?  Do  you celebrate Valentines day – if so what are your big plans?  

A quick weekend recap in pictures – Above is the back side to Lilly’s Valentine Day box and below with the picture is her front side to her box.  I picked up a paper mache purse up at my one of my favorite stores–> Joann’s.  I had all intentions of whipping up her box myself but when you are dealing with the attention of a 4-1/2 year old on a project I went for simple.  I figured this would take less time and she would be more involved with creating her own Valentine’s Day box. and it worked out perfect!  

front side to the Valentine’s Day Box

Last night, I found a hot pink shirt I bought on clearance at Target and whipped up a Valentine’s Day T-shirt for her to wear to school today.  Since, I started this project after 9pm last night I forgot to take step by step pictures!   Stay tuned for a step by step DIY tutorial in the next few weeks. 

Lilly loves the “L” in her name so it started out going to say LOVE but I forgot to flip the pattern- so I went back to the drawing board and settled with just an “L” 

♥♥ Happy Valentine’s Day!! ♥♥

{Tutorial} Valetine’s Day Banner Tutorial

Here’s a quick fun Valentines Day project you can do in under an hour.   I had some left over RED burlap so I decided to make a Valentines Day banner.  Follow the steps below to create your very own Valentines Day Banner!  If you have any questions please email me or comment and I will help you out! 

Happy Crafting!  

Burlap – Red or Natural –  I just had red on hand but if you have the natural color that will work to! 😉
– amount will depend on what you have your banner says.    
Paint – fabric –  Red or White – Really any color will do!  It’s your choice!  
Twine or Ribbon – amount will depend on your mantle size and again what your banner says 
Paint Brushes –I used a stencil brush 
Stencils – I made my LOVE stencil on the cricut and they were about 2 1/2 inches.  You can create your own stencils and cut them out from a word doc.  <—I’ve done this before and it just takes a little longer because you have to hand cut your stencils.  
Extra Ribbon – Optional – you can tie additional ribbon  if you wish

Download Template here

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