Valentine’s Day Necklace

I saw the CUTEST gumball necklace a couple of years ago from One Charming Party and LOVED it.  I always wanted to make one.  This year I decided to make a wooden bead necklace that was similar.  I love the idea of giving a necklace that someone could really wear instead of candy.  These Valentine necklaces would be perfect to give to your daughter(s), granddaughter(s) and nieces…or even your girlfriends!


To make the necklaces all you need to do is paint the wooden beads (in the size or mixed sizes that you want).  I put them on a wooden skewer to paint them easier.  When you have two coats (allow to dry between each coat) you can add a shiny urethane gloss.  I use one that can be found right by the craft paints.


When the shiny coating has dried you can string them onto a thin ribbon.  Tie a knot at the end of the beads and then tie in a bow.  I burn the edges of the cut ribbon to prevent it from fraying.  The ribbon just melts and seals so it won’t fray.

Valentines-day Add this cute little Valentine’s Day “I LOVE to hang around you” tag to your Valentine’s Day Necklace!

If you would like to download the Necklace Valentine’s Day Tag, click on the link below.

{Necklace Valentine’s Day Tag}

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And…I am participating in a fun new series of Pinterest Parties this year with a group of my favorite bloggers.


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We are so excited to be hosting a Pinterest Party to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Help us create the most comprehensive holiday Pinterest board on Sunday, January 26, at 9 p.m. EST/ 8 p.m. Central/ 7 p.m. MST/ 6 p.m. PST by sharing your favorite Valentine-themed projects and recipes.




*Follow the Year of Celebrations Pinterest board 

*Comment on this post and leave a link to YOUR favorite Valentine’s Day project and/or recipe.

*Tweet YOUR favorite Valentine’s Day project and/or link using the hashtag #YearOfCelebrations

**Be sure to tweet the hashtag #YearofCelebrations since Twitter is the only LIVE hashtag link we can follow and track


*On Sunday, January 26, at the appointed time, watch as we build a board full of amazing ideas – including yours!

*Be sure to follow along during the party to re-pin and comment on the board’s posts using the hashtag #YearOfCelebrations

*One lucky party participant will walk away with…


We are so excited to PIN and SHARE all of your amazing projects!

I hope you will join us!


Frozen Olaf Valentine’s Printables

I don’t know about you…but the girls at my house are obsessed with the movie Frozen.  We saw it over the holidays with family and my girls have the soundtrack on repeat…!  They loved the entire show and the music…but perhaps their very most favorite part…and mine too…is Olaf.


Do you have a similar obsession at your home?  My girls and their friends keep on repeating their Olaf-isms.  And…with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun for them to give their friends (who are equally obsessed with Olaf) some Olaf Frozen Valentine’s.


And because I love a good play on words, we came up with a couple of different Frozen Valentines with Olaf.  The first one I will share is the “warm hugs”.


Is it any surprise that I included a jar in one of these? haha! I know…I know.  I have a jar obsession.  Fill up a cute jar with some Hershey’s hugs candy (the jar is a recycled Starbucks Frappuccino jar) and attach Olaf and the printable tag.


My girls LOVE it! And they also like that the Valentine’s are too “mushy”!  Oh how I hope they always feel that way about Valentines… :)


If you don’t want to fill up a jar, you can use any other container or fill a candy cellophane bag and add the printable topper I will be sharing.  This is probably the easier alternative and takes a lot less candy to fill if you will be using them for your kids classroom Valentine’s.


If you would like to download Olaf’s “I Like Warm Hugs” Valentines, click on the link below.

{Olaf’s “I Like Warm Hugs” Valentines}

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Be sure to stop back by if you are interested in an Olaf finger puppet.  You can attach the finger puppet instead of the paper Olaf to the Valentine’s if you are feeling super crafty…or just want to make one for your Olaf obsession.

*Update 1.22.14–Here is the link to the Olaf Finger Puppet Pattern: Olaf Finger Puppet



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