So, by now you’ve probably guessed that the monthly theme here at GA for February is ‘Things I Love’… Can’t imagine why that would be, with this being love month & all… 😉
Besides the usual kids, husband, blah blah blah, one of the things I love most is creating things for my 6-year-old daughter, Emily. She’s one of the few people I know in real life that really appreciates the things I create, and she loves them all the more if they’re things she can take to school to show off to her friends!
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I figured I better get on making her Valentine mail box for this year. Last year, I picked up one of those make-it-yourself kits from Hobby Lobby – and it was pretty cool for kindergarten… this year, the original intention was to alter one of those little $1 ones from Target; something that would be a little more solid that she could use for the next couple years, ya know? Well, that was all well and good, until I found myself at Hobby Lobby yesterday, where they had big papier mache mailboxes – and 40% off, to boot! (YAY!)
I painted this guy up with some Folk Art ‘Metallic Bluye Topaz’ acrylic paint – OMG. I’m in love with this stuff! It’s soooo perfectly metallic-y… and the colour range is so bright & fun! (I *might* have bought all the metallic colours…) On the front door of the box, I added some tulle from the Pink Parts Mixed Media Colour Kit, along with some teal satin ribbon, some fabric rose trim and some glittery pink letters.
I then sprayed some of my favourite dollar store lace with some Glimmer Mist so it’d be all nice & pink, and attached that, followed by some more of that yummy teal satin ribbon around the opening of the box.
This is the backside of the flag – a couple felt hearts from my stash, a star from the Blue Streak Mixed Media Colour Kit, and some more fun tulle & this hilarious little love frog guy thinger from the Pink Parts Mixed Media Colour Kit!
Ms Emily saw it when she woke up this morning, and quite literally squealed – and then she goes, “Mom, you didn’t happen to make this for someone in particular, did you…?!” (*Hint hint*) Let’s just say, she was a *little* thrilled when I told her who it was for… and then she started squealing again when I told her it was intended to go to school!
Hope y’all are having a happy love month so far – see ya back next week!
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