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#1 of 54 Old 01-10-2009, 02:33 AM - Thread Starter
 
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What is everyone thinking of crafting for Valentine's Day?:
While my ideas haven't even come to the surface yet, I have this project to share: http://www.achildsdream.com/arts_cra...t_projects.htm

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lol thats the only craft thing I could think of

maybe the felted hearts from LCM

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One year my daughter's Waldorf kindergarten class drew names, and each child needed to make one special homemade Valentine for another classmate. We ended up making the mouse valentine out of Earthways. It is basically a heart folded in half to resemble a mouse. We cut a large heart out of a red and blue drawing that my daughter had done using the wet-on-wet painting technique. This drawing was done on water colour paper, so it was nice and sturdy. We glued a piece of red construction paper the same size on the inside. We wrote something along the lines of "Dear _______, Have a mice Valentines Day! Love, Kaitlin" Then we attached a piece of twine for a tail. It turned out really cute!

you can find a tutorial for crocheted valentines at:http://www.purlbee.com/crocheted-valentines/. i haven't made them yet, but am contemplating making them this year.

another vday idea is to sew a heart shaped herbal dream pillow(these would also be great in an Easter basket). For a good book on this, check out Making Herbal Dream Pillows by Jom Long.

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great ideas - I espec love the woven basket!
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great ideas::


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We're making the fabric window valentines from purlbee and adding a photo inside. I'd love more ideas, though!

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i am knitting up a few of these

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These are nice!
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Not a craft, but this would make a lovely Valentine's Day Gift: a rose quartz crystal, it is thought to be full of love energy. a quote in regards to rose quartz from Baby Buddhas: "Place your crystal on your altar and use it with meditations. If your child is having a difficult time expressing him/her self, ask your child to hold the crystal up to his or her throat for a few moments to help "open the throat up for loving words"
Give a rose quartz crystal to your child to take with her or him on a new adventure like starting school. You can fill the crystal with love and send it with your child."


Just make sure you select one that is appropriate size wise for small hands and curious mouths!
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Saw this today:

http://resurrectionfern.typepad.com/...s-garland.html

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that's great! i actually have those muffin molds and was considering getting rid of them because they are silicone....but i love the idea of using them for crafts! now i just need to locate some beeswax!

oh and i learned how to use my sewing machine yesterday (thanks to my dh i got lessons for christmas)....so today i am venturing and making red corduroy hearts (from a pair of pants i never wear) and stuffing them with bit of old tshirts. i think i am going to make some smaller ones and fill them with rice/beans....just excited to be ing and being resourceful! :

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I LOVE this idea! I don't have the muffin molds (will have to see if I can track some down), but have oodles of beeswax left from when I made some hand cream and a beeswax block crayon left from making a couple of waldorf dolls.

I love the last couple of pictures of garland where she shows them mixed with other things (like pine cones and acorns). What a great idea!
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I LOVE this idea! I don't have the muffin molds (will have to see if I can track some down), but have oodles of beeswax left from when I made some hand cream and a beeswax block crayon left from making a couple of waldorf dolls.

I love the last couple of pictures of garland where she shows them mixed with other things (like pine cones and acorns). What a great idea!
pampered_mom---where'd you get the beeswax? i am trying to find the best place to track some down online....AND some wicks...anyone have thoughts on either? i'd appreciate it!

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pampered_mom---where'd you get the beeswax? i am trying to find the best place to track some down online....AND some wicks...anyone have thoughts on either? i'd appreciate it!
NOt sure about the beeswax, but I have seen wicks and Michael's craft store.

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pampered_mom---where'd you get the beeswax?
I got mine from Mountain Rose Herbs. You can get as little as 1oz from them for around $1.50, but I got the 1lb block ($11). There's a link around here somewhere that you can use to buy it and MDC gets a percentage.

You can also get some from Frontier if there's a buying club near you- either in what I assume is a 1lb block or 1lb of beeswax beads. Otherwise I'd suggest checking with a local beekeeper. I've never done that myself, but suspect you could get some from them.
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pampered_mom---where'd you get the beeswax? i am trying to find the best place to track some down online....AND some wicks...anyone have thoughts on either? i'd appreciate it!
the best place to get beeswax is from a local beekeeper. i found that the shipping is sooo $$$ online and local pickup is of course cheaper!
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we are just starting.i made some valentines day themed window stars for their playroom last night. i still have a couple more window to fill.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...I/IMG_8511.jpg

ohh do they have beeswax at joanns? i have a coupon for there...

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counterGOPI: I'm not sure about Joanne's but last time I was at A.C. Moore they had some-- and there's almost always a coupon you can print off of their website.
I'm not sure where you're located- I think AC Moore's only east coast. But if you have one near you, I'd look there.

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Last time i went to AC Moore (only once ever!) i was told they will take Joann's (and michael's) coupons. You could call ahead and ask too though

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we are just starting.i made some valentines day themed window stars for their playroom last night. i still have a couple more window to fill.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...I/IMG_8511.jpg

ohh do they have beeswax at joanns? i have a coupon for there...
love the stars....i suppose i could do that too. i've been fiddling with the paper trying to figure out how to make a heart window star. no luck yet...i'll keep ya posted if i figure it out though, .

not sure about joann's. it says they do on their website (in my valiant search yesterday that was something i discovered. but it also says that it is "fragrance free" which leads me to believe that it has been over processed to take out the yummy bee smell. not sure though. has anyone tried it out themselves???

i sucked it up and ordered some online from localharvest.org. i'll let you know what i think when it comes in

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I believe fragrance-free just means that no fragrance products have been added.
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I believe fragrance-free just means that no fragrance products have been added.
might be. but i think it is one of those terms that is undefined. i remember looking at fragrance-free diaper wipes and reading the label only to find some kind of fragrance/chemicals added to make it not smell. weird huh?

i'll admit it...i'm picky.

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A local supplier is definitely way cheaper. I saw a 1 lb block of beeswax at Michaels for $27. I went to the farmers' market and they had a block (hexagon in shape similar to one of the posted photos) for $7, and beeswax sheets were $3 a sheet and they were 12"x 18". I purchased one block and 3 sheets.
Here's a tip: if you can get broken bits, etc...it'll be easier to melt.
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A local supplier is definitely way cheaper. I saw a 1 lb block of beeswax at Michaels for $27.
Yikes, that's expensive and I'd definitely wonder about the quality, etc there! You most definitely can get the stuff from MRH under $20 as well as the stuff from Frontier (if you can get into a buying club). Which would definitely be a good idea if you can't find a local source.
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I went to the farmers' market and they had a block (hexagon in shape similar to one of the posted photos) for $7, and beeswax sheets were $3 a sheet and they were 12"x 18". I purchased one block and 3 sheets.
That's a good deal! I bought the beads from frontier, and if you can do a mercurius co-op the candle making kit is actually a pretty good deal.

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OT: but how do you get the window stars to stick to your window?
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I did the beeswax hearts project today...I will have to take some pictures tomorrow!

But...I now need a tutorial on how to clean the wax off of EVERYTHING!
Warning: Do not use your good grater for the crayons!
I did a double boiler method for heating the wax with a pyrex measuring cup that I knew would get ruined (except for more wax projects) and an old pot.

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