It’s Valentine’s Day Week! Let’s get our hump on!
(just kidding mom.)
But I do want to throw down some love-fun even if I’m not being inappropriate on my boytoy’s leg. Love doesn’t mean you gotta hump. You can quote me on that one. Hump. Had to say the word one more time. It’s a joy to imagine my mother’s reaction.
Okay – so for today we are making a LOVE BUCKET! You will need some things that most crafters have laying around the house…an empty vessel, some twine or fabric, a glue gun, scissors, tape and decorations for the outside of the bucket.
Start by cleaning off the outside wrapper of your bucket (if you are using a plain jar, skip this step.) I used a Clorox wipes container (I save all my plastic stuff for crafts and games with Will) and just removed the label and the lid.
My assistant used a piece of tape to put the beginning part of the twine on the bottom of the container.
Once it was secure, I could use the glue gun to fasten the first row of twine to the bottom of the container. Then you remove the tape. Once the first two rows are glued on, you can continue wrapping it without the glue.
Every couple inches or so, I would put another thin line of glue on the container to secure the twine in place.
Make sure you push the twine tightly against the other rows so that the white doesn’t peek through.
When it comes to the end, be careful to glue all the twine to the lip and edges. Also, a couple extra rows down the mouth of the container helps make it look more finished.
Once your bucket is completely covered in twine, it’s time to decorate. I had all these items on hand (the bakers twine and flower stickers are from Michaels and the clothes pin is from our laundry room).
All I had to do was wrap the bakers twine around the container a couple times and through the back of the sticker flower and fasten a little card to the front…
Now whenever we think of something sweet to tell someone else, we write it down and drop the note in the bucket. Will is obsessed with dumping out the notes at the end of the day and reading all the sweet nothings. Sometimes it is as simple as “I like the way you load the dishwasher” or “when you smile, I want to smile” or “I love you…that is all.”
Have y’all been making love notes or valentines lately? Anything Valentines day related?
I’ve been thinking that you crafty peoples out there probably have some mad V-day crafts going on this week. Let’s linky party this Valentines day to see all your red, white and pink going on! It can be anything love-day related….wreaths, valentines, presents, baked goods…personally I am trying to convince Jer to dress up in his cupids outfit and pose for photos