Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and we sure feel the love in the air with crew member Alison Osborn sharing her many cute and creative ways to decorate for Valentine’s Day, especially her party ideas.
Are you planning to host a Valentine’s Day party either for friends, family or maybe a fun Valentine crafternoon? Well, no need to shop at party supply stores, you can DIY it with Canvas Corp products. Today I’d like to share my Hugs & Kisses Valentine party ideas with you. Being a mom of two boys, it was such a nice change to design flowers and use as much pink as my heart desired.
The Centerpiece: I first started with the focal point of the table. I made a simple paper banner using an X and O letter template. I then strung the letters between two pink ombre bottles that I attached with mini clothespins.
For the centerpiece, I cut large hearts out of various papers and glued them to painted dowel rods. I then placed these with balloons into the bottles.
The Envelopes: Since this was a Valentine crafting party, I wanted to incorporate mailboxes and envelopes as fun icons. I designed the canvas envelopes using pink and grey ticking fabrics, cords, lettering cut out of various papers, handmade pom-poms, and felt flowers. The children can keep their Valentines in their envelopes as nice party favors.
The Mailboxes: For the mailboxes, I use Tattered Angel’s supplies to paint each end. Then I stretched and glued ticking fabric along the body of the mailbox. Next I lined the mailbox with red and pink cords. For added touches I punched out paper hearts to glue to each end. Have fun decorating the mailboxes, there are so many creative things you can try. Decorating the mailboxes can also be an activity for the children.
The Valentines: I wanted to keep the Valentines pretty simple. I punched paper hearts out of a variety of papers. The children stamped messages on the back of the hearts and glued on suckers. You can add leaves to the sucker sticks to give the Valentines a flower design.
Heart-Shaped Boxes: We also painted craft heart boxes and glued paper hearts to the top of each box. Add goodies to the insides, like conversation hearts to give as sweet treats.
The Arrows: Another fun craft is to make arrows. I used painted dowel rods, yarn, paper hearts and feathers. I glued the feathers to the end of each rod; I layered mine, smallest to largest. Next I wrapped yarn and glued it to the base of the feathers. Finally I took two small hearts and glued them back to back, upside down to the other end of the dowel rod, forming an arrow.
The Flowers: For the larger centerpiece flowers I used a floral template. You can find a variety of these templates online. This one consisted of 12 petals altogether. I love how they worked so well with Canvas Corp papers. For the rose paper flowers, I did the same technique that I have in the past, just at a much larger scale. I use a full 12×12 piece of cardstock. Starting at the outside of the circle make a long continuous spiral cut to the center. Then begin rolling up the spiral paper from the outer edge of the original cut. Glue the very end of the spiral to the base of the flower with hot glue.
The goodies and additional design elements: You can’t have a Valentine’s Day party without candy and goodies. For this I used conversation hearts, cookies, gummy hearts and strawberry milk. I dressed up milk bottles with strips of pink canvas and heart-shaped straws. Then I stamped tags for each one using Canvas Corp’s Tag & Ties. I also made heart-shaped confetti with my paper punchers.
Supplies Used: Canvas Corp
- Ticking Fabric – 30″ x 36″ Grey
- Ticking Fabric – 30″ x 36″ Hot Pink
- Fabric Envelope – 5″ x 7″ Canvas
- 12×12 Burlap Sheet – Pink
- 12×12 Burlap Sheet – Hot Pink
- Cord – Hemp Rope Hank – Hot Pink – 45′
- Cord – Hemp Rope Hank – Red – 45′
- Thickstock – Pink Lemonade
- Red & White Big Dot
- Printed Cardstock – Red on White
- Printed Cardstock – Hot Pink on White
- Printed Cardstock – Pink on Ivory
- Valentine’s Day: Red & White Mini Hearts
- Red & White Mini Dot Reverse
- Hot Pink & White Mini Dot Reverse
- Tags & Ties Heart – White
- Mini Clothespins- Hot Pink (25 pieces)
- Mini Clothespins- Lt. Pink (25 pieces)
Other Materials: Craft Mailboxes, milk bottles, small craft heart boxes, wooden dowels, letter stamps, paper doilies, yarn and Bakers twine.
Tools used: Hot-glue gun, scissors, x-Acto knife and heart shaped punches.
Hope this inspired your Valentine crafting and party planning. Happy Heart Day!
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