paper Valentine’s Day decorations 2012

While we were eating breakfast on the morning after Valentine’s Day, the kids asked me whether we would have to take all of our Valentine’s decorations down right away. Feeling like I had just made them, I assured them that we could leave them up for a while. I don’t know how long “a while” is, but tonight, a week after Valentine’s Day, all of my little handmade paper decorations still grace the walls and doors of our home.

I’ll soon take down the heart-themed banners I strung up in our living room and in the kids’ bathroom, and it’s about time to take the heart-shaped confetti off the dining table, but I suspect the decorations I added to the kids’ bedroom doors will stay there for months.

The V-Day message I taped onto Magen’s door was completely inspired by this wall of hearts created by Melanie of You Are My Fave. I cut out a bunch of cardstock rectangles, wrote one letter on each card, and attached them to her door with masking tape.

Across the hall, Hayden’s bedroom door is decorated with the same message in a different shape. I punched out 34 pink and purple circles and wrote one letter on each circle. I originally used double-sided tape to stick them to his door in the shape of a heart, but ended up reattaching some of them with a loop of regular tape after they fell off.

And now I’m just waiting for the day when the kids realize that they can rearrange all those little circles to spell out other messages…

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