Thursday, February 9

Valentine Paper Chain

Small disclaimer before I begin this post. I am not a decorator nor that great of a crafter, just in case it isn't obvious. 

But with that being said, I try my best to embrace what my kids are into and maybe get a smile out of them in the process. And Nyah's current fascination- Valentine's Day. So I am doing what I can to get into the mood though everyone else around Louisiana seems to be preparing for Mardi Gras. I'm learning.

We have been on a bit of a paper chain kick. Nyah and I made a big one for the Christmas tree out of an old road map.
So when I saw the heart paper chain behind the receptionist desk at the doctor's office, I knew we had to give it a go. 
We didn't have any colored paper in the house so I just cut up some old paintings Nyah had created and stapled away. 
I put it all together with some decorations Nyah had made at school (which is one of the perks of having a kid in school, by the way, automatic one of a kind holiday decor). And its Valentine's Day a go around here. 
And the best part, (besides the huge smile Nyah had on her face when she saw the mantle after school) it didn't cost a penny.


  1. I love paper. I love chains. I love old maps. I love this idea. LOVE the map idea! Why didn't I think of it?? We use paper chains as a countdown method. How many days til x event. It helps the kids realize the "time" is getting closer. (i use maps for wrapping paper!)

    1. I saw the paper chain made out of the pages of a book and loved it. I agree, maps are the best. We also used them cut snowflakes out at Christmas. And as wrapping paper! Great idea. I had the best intentions to make the infamous Valentine Sun Catcher but never got around to it. Maybe we will give it a go next year.

      Happy Valentine's day to you and yours! xo


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