Yesterday morning while flipping through some school papers I realized Oh shit! Marley's Valentine's Day party is tommorow!! Of course I had hoped to make homemade cards, and I pinned the heck out of stuff on Pintrest in hopes of finding the most speshul snowflake Valentine for me, err her, to make. So now time is short, why a party today? I don't get it either, but we needed something fast and my other ideas included coat hangers and beeswax and silk flowers oh and lots of time. I quickly ran through the other things I had seen online and found something that would work. She was a little miffed about making them because "they never look that great." Oh confidence, pick yourself up a little my sweet girl. I showed her this idea and decided we could make it work.
And because I can I'm going to tell you how to do it and pin this shit back on Pintrest, so there.
hole puncher or something sharp to make the holes
Take your photo with the child's arm slightly in front of them, if I had a fancy camera I would have played around a bit with the focus, but sigh, no DSLR for me. Upload your photo into a program that allows you to "write" on your photo. I used Paint, super low tech, but it works. I downloaded a couple Valentine's Day fonts for free from DaFont.com. We used "Heartland". The little hearts are all one of the fonts as well, but you could easily get the same effect wth stickers.
After I glitzed the photo up I sent it off to Walgreens. One hour and $9 later (this includes the two bags of Tootsie Pops) we had everything ready to assemble. Punch your holes on th top of the hand and directly below. Insert sucker and tape to the back if it seems loose. And there you have it!
The bum thing though, Marley woke up with a fever and is staying home to miss her party. There were some tears, let me tell you, but it's been promised that she will have a bag of Valentine's when she returns and can hand out hers.