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St. Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Feb 14th was the feast day of St. Valentine.  We “celebrated” by having a special dinner and putting out a few special decorations.

I made a pretty little garland from some glitter covered cardboard hearts and some pink ribbon.  I bought the hearts at the dollar store for…$1 (duh) and I had the ribbon already.  So a lovely little decoration for cheap!

For dinner, we had a heart-shaped meatlaof, mashed potatoes and broccoli.

John and I made Valentine cards for Daddy too.


Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The idea was originally to make a boomerang of poster board and just decorate them.  But with a boy, I’m thinking he could fashion a boomerang from wood or other substance, then decorate it and USE IT!  This would be a great craft when studying Australia.

Apple Designed T-Shirts

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Decorate white t-shirts by cutting apples in half, brushing fabric paint on the surface, and pressing the fruit on the shirts.  You could even take a bite out of an apple to personalize it further.  Accent the apple prints with black seeds, green leaves and brown stems.

Additional idea:  Wear them to go picking apples.

Shrunken Apple Heads

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Peel a large apple, red or golden delicious seems to work well

Coat the apple with a mixture of 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1 tablespoon salt

Using a knife, carve eye sockets, nose, mouth and ears

Stick cloves in eye sockets and rice teeth (be creative, especially if this is a Halloween decoration)

Place the apple on a cooling rack in a warm, dry place for 2 weeks, shaping the face as it shrinks and harden.