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DIY Cloche

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Materials to make a Cloche: 5″ vase (Dollar Store), 2″ votive (Dollar Store), 1″ Wood Bead (Michaels or Dollar Store), Birch Disk (Michaels or your own backyard if you have a saw) & Flowers.

 

DIY Cloche

Flip the vase over. Glue the Wood Bead to the centre of the top.

 

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It’s easiest if you put the hole side down – so glue can fill the hole a bit.

 

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Glue vase onto the centre of the birch disk.

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Let glue cool for a few minutes before adding water.

Mini cloche arrangement

Add water and flowers. We used 1 large light pink carnation, two dark ruby pink mini carnations and some greenery. All were purchased at the grocery store (since it’s February right now and my garden is frozen!)

Overhead of flower arrangement

Overhead view of same arrangement

Cloche Lid

DIY Cloche

Voila! Perfect gift – for under $5 dollars!

 

 

 

Cupid’s Arrow

Here’s another cute craft: Cupid’s Arrow.The idea was shown to us from the bright talent at 4 Cats while my daughter and I were there doing a  workshop. If you are looking for a great kid-parent activity consider their workshops. The staff is amazing.

We saw these arrows at the cash and had to come home and give them a try.

You will need:

Sharpie Markers (we used red, pink and black)

Feathers (3 or more for each arrow)

Polymer clay (we used Sculpey’s Hot pink and Red)

BBQ skewers

Tape (we used red washi tape

Shape the hearts with either a small cookie cutter or your hand. Poke the skewer in to make a hole. Remove the skewer for baking. Bake according to Sculpey’s instructions. Meanwhile, colour your skewers with the Sharpie markers. Tape three feathers to the end. Once cooked, you can glue the hearts to the end of the skewer. Glue the cooked heart to the end and voila! A beautiful present topper or add a tag and you’ll have the most creative Valentines on the planet. Happy creating!Image 7 Image 9 Image 11 Image 12