Love is in the air, and I love crafting with my kiddos! They are at the age now where it is so fun to set stuff up and let them be a little independent with it. They can customize the final product, and I get to facilitate and enjoy visiting during the process! I try to tailor our crafts around that idea!
We love switching out the decor on our fireplace mantel with each season, and I am light on my Valentine’s decor for that area! Last year I picked up this cute “hello, LOVE!” sign in the dollar bin at target…..and that is pretty much all I have for the inside of our house!
So a new garland was a no brainer, but I definitely wanted it to be something my boys would make. Hmmmm….how to do that?! Have I mentioned like once or possibly a thousand times how much I love my Amazon Prime subscription?! It makes things like this so super easy!
I came up with the very, very, very simple idea to have the boys string fabric poms and make a Valentine’s Day garland. OF COURSE Amazon Prime had a bulk bag with V-Day colors in it making my job look super easy! I already had some needle and thread….although you could make the project a little stronger by using fishing line. BUT sometimes you just use what you have on hand!
It was that easy! Thread both needles for the boys, give them a platter of poms, show them how NOT TO prick their fingers, and let them go!! Occasionally, they would get too many poms backed up, and I had to help them distribute them down the thread, but that was pretty much the only hiccup!
When they were finished, I decided to make them a little more dramatic by tying the two strands together making it a double strand. What do you think?! You could use this anywhere…over a door, on a tablescape, from a light fan….I’m sure your children will have many ideas! The best part….this entire project took about 20 minutes. And I have leftover poms in case they want to do more or save it for next year!
What’s your favorite quick craft for Valentine’s Day?
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