Copying most of this from my blog entries about it so you can see too. The kids really loved it, and the two adults who have seen so far (in person) have been impressed.
I've been wanting to do these hearts for days, but just haven't had the time. This is the first one, I hope to get the rest done tomorrow so that I can decorate the fake ficus tree with heart ornaments. It's gonna look great!
I have to confess that this wasn't my idea to start with. Craft Gossip (love that site!) linked to this great tutorial on making photo heart ornaments. And so, yes, I will be making hearts with photos of my kids too. And I'll share pictures here when I'm done. Oh, and I got the printable that I used for this particular heart here - I also printed it larger and put it in a frame. LOVE IT!
Here's two more views
I'm back as promised to share photos of my Valentine's heart tree. I spent a couple of hours on Sunday making all of the hearts, and I'm quite pleased with how they turned out. I had them in a cool pyramid while I was working on them. Wish I had my camera then, it would have made a neat picture.
First, I have to share my favorite photo of the day. Jack is checking out one of his photo hearts on the tree.
Here are some of the hearts
The tree in its glory ...
Natalie with the tree
And this neat one of Natalie trying to figure out the words on the Valentine heart
in the kitchen, the subway art framed along with cards my mom made for the kids
Last, but not least, the treats. I also had candy bars for Rich and I - I printed off a fun Valentines wrapper for each, but I didn't take a photo. I didn't design the wrapper, and didn't think to photograph the bars.
Each kid had their own bag with Dove chocolates inside. That was a hit! Their names were hearts just like the ornaments. And they hung their names on the tree after they opened their bag.
I hope to get back to scrapbooking this week!!!
Cute, cute, cute! Your kids look like they really enjoyed those.
Married to my best friend 10-16-1993
DS #1 08-16-1999
These turned out WONDERFUL!!! I am SO going to try this now! I *need* some for my cubicle.
Again Gwe your are my super-hero mom! These absolutely ROCK!!! Wow!
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
here's a link to the entire thing so you can see all of it - http://www.flickr.com/photos/coolmam...7623411340693/
I don't know why it made you create an account. That's so strange! Actually, I just looked ... I thought I had it set up for public and it appears that it's not public. Anyhow, having a Flickr account is great. Add me as a friend on Flickr, I'll add you back, and you can see ALL of my photos.
Here's the photo, I should have just shared this the first time instead of the link.