Those Celtic fisherman were so cute:) I saw this tutorial on how to make the celtic heart shaped knot and decided to give it a try. Valentines day is next week, so get practicing. Your sweetheart will be so impressed..
“The Heart Shaped Knot is really cool because it’s a heart AND it’s a knot.”
Here is the video:
I had some old rope laying around from our storage container, so I braided it and made a photo rope to hang near my desk. I found some black and white pictures of Annabelle from her pre-school years ( the best! ) and hung them with some left over clothes pins from the wildflower bud vase project. The clothespins needed a little more color to stand out from the rope, so I used some brown watercolor paint as a wood stain. Some daisies for whimsy and voila!
Estimated time: 1 hour
For this project, I used water colors and white “dot” labels to decorate a candle jar. The white labels, the candles and the jar all came from the dollar store.
I talked to Annabelle about picking a color theme and then experimenting with variations on that theme. She picked blue and so we used some true blue, light blue and aqua blue.
When you are applying the watercolor to the dots, try to keep them from getting super soaking wet. If they get too wet, they turn to mush. They are easiest to work with when they are fully dry.
“I love this activity because you get to make what you want and if you don’t like the way it looks you can change it up because their stickers. When you light it up, it makes the colors glow.”
This project is quick and oh so cheap. Once you have made the basic bud vase, you can adapt it to whatever occasion you like.
fake flowers and grasses
Starting with tuna cans, place clothespins around the edge, fill with florist foam and stuff with your favorite flowers or grasses. The tuna and clothespins I already had laying around the house. I found the flowers and foam at the dollar store so all in all, the project cost about 5 dollars!