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!

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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.

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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.

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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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Hosted by…

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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.

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*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…

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

I hope you will join us!

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Valentine’s Day Basket + Blog Hop

Love is in the air, friends!

We are celebrating February, 14th 2014 with an incredible giveaway that you won’t want to miss!

Are you ready for this?! TWENTY-EIGHT of my FAVORITE bloggers have put together amazing Valentine’s Day baskets filled with everything you will need for fun, romantic night! That’s right, ladies… no more stressing over what to do or scrambling at the last minute to pull together a memorable evening.

Valentine’s Day is 100% planned for the lucky recipients of these twenty-eight gorgeous baskets!

Each of us are giving away a unique themed date night basket valued at over $100 each to make your evening something you will treasure forever!

Here’s a peak at all 28 giveaway baskets:

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Are you ready for a chance to enter 28 AMAZING Giveaways AND meet some of our favorite blogging friends?

Welcome to The ULTIMATE Valentine’s Day Basket + Blog Hop!!

Here’s What You Do:

1. Are you sitting down?!! Ready to feast on all the delicious eye candy of the amazing giveaways you are about to enter? I thought so!

2. Scroll down further in this post to get a more DETAILED description of what WE’RE giving away.

3. Enter my giveaway at the very bottom of the post.

4. Time to start “blog-hopping!” Click on each of our friends’ links below & enter ALL of their giveaways!

5. Definitely take time to check out each of these sites. We have quite the variety of talented ladies participating in this! You are in for a REAL treat!!

With a young family, it can sometimes be difficult to get away for a Valentine’s Date on the town…so I am going to be giving away a movie date package night for two!! 

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Click on each link to view each site, and enter to win their “Valentine’s Date Night” basket. If you receive an error message, click to the blog’s home page. So much inspiration, right?!?

1. The Dating Divas 2. Bombshell Bling 3. Thirty Handmade Days 4. All Things Thrifty 5. Nobiggie 6. A Little Tipsy 7. The Crafting Chicks 8. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke 9. Skip To My Lou 10. Snap 11. Fun Cheap Or Free 12. Positively Spendid 13. My Sister’s Suitcase 14. The 36th Avenue 15. Smitten By 16. The Idea Room 17. 4 Men 1 Lady 18. Girl Loves Glam 19. The Diva Dish 20. Entirely Eventful Day 21. Tatertots & Jello 22. Just A Girl 23. Dollar Store Crafts 24. The SITS Girls 25. Lolly Jane 26. Design Dazzle 27. My Insanity 28. Not Just A Housewife

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Now…for my basket details…

The winner of the Movie Night Gift Basket will receive the following:

$50 Visa Gift Card (to order take out and drinks of their choice)

A DVD movie of their choice (if I am able to find it)

Popcorn and Red Vines

Gray Stripe Blanket

Drink Ice Bucket

Drink, Popcorn & Movie Printables

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Set up a movie theater right in the comfort of your own home.  It is fun to make the night a little extra special.  I simply hung a piece of canvas (cut from a painter’s drop cloth)  The drop cloth gives the feel of having a real movie screen to project your movie on if you can!  Even if you can’t project the movie on the screen…it is still a fun set up!

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Throw down a blanket and some pillows to make it extra cozy!  Chill your drinks on some ice in the metal ice bucket while eating food from your favorite take out restaurant.  Be sure to save some room for some movie snacks!

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Use the printables to add a little extra pizzaz to your movie snacks.  I have also provided you with some printable movie tickets to give to your significant other as a private invite to your movie night date.  I can personalize them with the movie you end up choosing to go in your gift basket if you would like, or just go with the ones in the picture.

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So…what do you think?  Are you interested in winning this Movie Night Gift Basket?  Be sure to enter and Good Luck!

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*Fine Print: Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on January 24, 2014. One winner will receive the Movie Gift Basket items specified above.  Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 24 hours of the giveaway closing time. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winners must respond within 24 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.

Valentine’s Day Projects from The Idea Room

I can’t even believe that Christmas has come and gone. Where did it go? I feel like the older I get, the faster time goes…like some kind of weird time warp. (And now I am giving you a peek at my weird inner science geek…)

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon…and a with a crazy, hectic life schedule yesterday and today, I thought I would just share with you some links to my past Valentine’s Day projects. You may have just joined us and might want to see some of the past Valentine’s Day projects I have shared.

This list is always accessible by clicking on “projects” on my top header and then selecting “Valentine’s Day” in the drop menu. In fact, you can find most of my past projects this way (in case you didn’t know) by simply selecting a category you are interested in. Today I will share it with you here in a post. Hope you have a great day! Thank you so much for stopping by and for always being a great support to what I share here with you. You will never know how much your kind comments and interactions mean to me! xo –Amy

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Olaf Finger Puppet | Olaf Valentines

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Valentine’s Day Necklace | Movie Night | Red Velvet Cookies

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Felt Heart Wreath | Kissing Ball Wire Crate | TIssue Paper Kissing Balls

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Sealed with a Kiss | Candy Cane Heart Suckers | Love Potion no. 9

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Just a Little Crush | Heart Bottles and Cookies | Tic Tac Valentines

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I Chews You Valentine | Three Valentine Printable’s | Chalk Board Mug

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Framed Heart Decor | Valentine’s Be Mine Décor | Valentine’s Day Game

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Valentine’s Day Card Ideas | Valentine’s Candy Rings | Valentine’s Day Bingo


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Sugar Cookie Recipe | Handprint Valentine’s | Homemade Sucker Recipe

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Valentine’s Day Cookie Pops | Valentine’s Candy Bark | Heart Shape Pancakes


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Heart Wax Paper | Stenciled Love Towels | Valentine’s Day S’mores

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Valentine’s Day Subway Art | Swirl Cookie Pops | Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

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Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Bears | Valentine’s Décor | Valentine’s Heart Art


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DIY Heart Crayons | Heart Suckers | Sugar Scrub Cubes


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Heart Hair Clips | Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub | Chocolate Sugar Scrub

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Lemon Sugar Scrub | Bath Salts Recipes | Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

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Valentines Treat – Candy Cane Heart Suckers

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Wondering what to do with all of those left-over mini-candy canes? Here is a fun idea that is perfect for Valentine’s Day and the perfect Valentines treat! To make these heart shaped suckers, take two mini candy canes and place them together on a lightly greased baking sheet.

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Place a sucker stick between the bottoms of each. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes.

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Be careful and watch closely as some ovens may vary. Remove them from the oven as soon as they begin to blister and melt a bit, like the picture below.

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As soon as you remove them from the oven, pinch the ends of the candy canes together to cover the sucker stick. Also pinch the top of the canes together. Do this very carefully for they are very HOT! I used a kitchen knife to help shape mine so I would not get burned. Let them cool completely before removing them from the sheet. These would make a fun gift for those on your Valentine gift list or as cute cupcake toppers.

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