When I was a little girl I remember having an advent calender at Christmas time to count down to the big day. I always thought they were bunches of fun. I couldn’t get my ideas together enough this past Christmas to make one for my girlie, so I thought it might be fun to make one for Valentine’s Day. Here is where those little heart containers that I mentioned in my post the other day come into play.
The whole project just sort of manifested itself as I looked online for ideas, and found objects in stores that looked useful. I wanted something reusable and multipurpose.
So let’s get started with the tray.
This part is easy peasy, all I did was pick up a 9×13 sheet pan from Walmart for a whole $.97, and spray painted it with some watermelon colored spray paint.
Next up I’m going to attach the little heart containers to the tray. I saw these cute little heart favor boxes at the Dollar Tree. They came 10 to a pack, so of course I had to get two to get 14 total, but I have extras, yay! Some were plain and others had cute little sayings on them. I also picked up some small magnets, and found some cute foam Valentine stickers that I thought might make useful embellishments. And who doesn’t like foam stickers anyway?
Next I added one of the larger sized heart shaped foam stickers to the top of each heart, minus the ones with cute sayings. I then wanted to number the hearts, my hand writing in gawd awful, so I dug out some cute number stickers to throw in the mix.
And by now the tray is dry so I can give the magnets a test run…
I also decided to print out a little sign and taped it to the top/back of the tray. That way it’s easily removable and I can use the tray for something else…maybe some magnetic paper dolls? We shall see
Now that the hearts are stuffed and stuck to the tray, the finished product…
I hope you’ve enjoyed my little project. We’re four days into February and the first thing my girl asks for in the morning is to open a heart…I don’t know what we’re going to do once Valentine’s Day is over
ps – please excuse if the color is wacky, I edited these images on my laptop, so I’m not so sure how accurate the color is just yet…just sayin’…