Valentine’s Day is this week! I don’t know how that happened, but we’re finally getting into the spirit around here. It all started with this package of random heart-ish goodness that I got from Cricut encouraging me to get decorating (thanks, Cricut!).
I was planning on framing a photo of our family and giving it to Eva for Valentine’s Day (no heart shaped candy boxes when you’re an allergy family unless you make them yourself!). When I saw all the stuff from Cricut, I decided to go one step further. Eva has been really into collections lately, ever since she discovered some of our Disney pins in an old pickle jar. I explained that her dad and I collect them and since then she’s been putting all sorts of things into jars and calling them her collections.
So, we made a love collection.
Ok, this was a really fun project and sooo much easier because I had all of the items cut by Cricut. Most of those big stickers you see on the jars are made out of vinyl and we put them both inside and outside to stir things up a bit. I also knew Eva would want to shake the jars, so we put different shake-ables in each to keep it interesting. The fun thing is that you really have to pick most of the jars up to look inside of them like specimen displays so Eva has been like a little love scientist curating her jars. They’re also double-sided with hidden photos and love messages written on the back.
I was going to have them be just a holiday decoration, but Eva already wants to make some more. I’m anticipating a pretty impressive love collection by next year…