“How to Create a Valentine Message Board”
I amended this post shortly after it was written.
The purpose of this project hit me hard this afternoon.
I created this project so that my husband and I could leave each
other little messages to answer the age-old question
“I Love You Because…“
Fourteen little envelopes, fourteen simple messages.
Kind of a Valentine’s version of
“how do I love thee, let me count the ways.”
Today, I lost a very, dear and special friend very suddenly
to pneumonia. He was my first love in high school.
And, you know what they say about a gal’s first love.
We remained close friends through the years.
I just spoke to him five short days ago and he assured me
he would go see a doctor. Now, he is gone.
So this message board takes on even more meaning.
It will allow me and my hubby to tell each other what we should be
saying to each other every. single, day.
Because, there are no guarantees of how many days we have together.
And, no guarantees that we will be able to say the things tomorrow,
we should be saying today.
Rest in peace, Greg. I will miss your kind heart and cheery smile.
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I created my Valentine Message Board on the large chalkboard
where Cleetus resides.
I had most of the supplies on hand, and only had to spend less
than $10 to create this Message Board.
- Mini Envelopes
($2.49 pkg/20 @ Michaels)
- Mini Clothespins
($1.99 @ Michaels)
- Roll of Pink Ribbon
($1.99 @ Michaels)
(Martha Stewart $1 – Michaels)
The other stamps, ink pads and ribbon I already had on hand.
I started by stamping the mini envelopes with my French Letter stamp,
very lightly, so it looked faded.
Next… I used three different stamps in red ink and pink ink to add
another design which created more depth and added color.
I used glue dots to attach four large clothespins to the chalkboard, where
I tied lengths of twine to each.
Two rows, to hold 7 envelopes each.
Mini clothespins were used to attach the envelopes to the twine.
I created a wreath to go around Cleetus, and attached more
mini envelopes as accents.
I will share more on how I created this simple and easy wreath
later in the week.
I thought it would be fun to save the messages, put them in a sealed
envelope, and pass them along to our grandkids.
Even if you do not have a chalkboard, you could create this same
project using a large mirror, an old window frame or – how about
sticking them on the front of your fridge?
I would love you forever if you would so kindly pin this project
to your favorite Pinterest Board….
(simply hover over each picture)
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as they “Share the Love”…
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Thank you for joining me today!