Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Valentine Book Making

Emily and I made these adorable little books from empty cereal boxes and deeply discounted craft supplies from Big Lots. The decorative paper, brads, and a complete Valentine rubber stamp set cost less than $5 combined. We will probably make several crafts from these materials combined with items from our Invention Kit. What better time of the year for a handmade gift than Valentine's Day?

With some heart stickers, Emily turned her book into a number book. I numbered the pages 1-10, and she applied the corresponding number of heart stickers to each page.

I bound each book using a micro-hole puncher and some embroidery floss. Very simple!

Are you planning a handmade Valentine's Day this year? I would love to hear about it! Leave a comment and share your ideas with us!


Teresa said...

These books are adorable. I'm going to try making some with my daughter tomorrow. Thanks for the idea!

MaryAnne said...

Those books are so pretty! I'll have to remember this for when Emma is a few years older...

MaryAnne said...

Oh, I forgot to say, I want to make my daughter a felt mail set like you made for valentine's day this year - it looks very cute and like something she would really enjoy. Thanks for the idea :)

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