I’m SO excited that the talented Jenny Dixon is back with another tuTORIal for all of you! Today, she’s sharing a super cute Valentine’s Day DIY (which I’ll be making for Liam’s class!) that you can make for the love bugs in your life. Take it away, Jenny!

tuTORIal: Love Bugs

Love Bugs are a quick and easy craft to make with the kids for Valentine’s Day! There is no right or wrong way to make them- just pull out your craft supplies and get creative with stickers, pipe cleaners, hearts, googly eyes, feathers, or any other materials you might have on hand.

tuTORIal: Love Bugs

Directions:

1. Make yarn pom-poms. I love the 1-3.8 inch Clover Pom-Pom Maker. You can also make pom-poms using forks or cardboard (as seen on Tori’s tulle ball tutorial). Trim off any long pieces of yarn with scissors.

tuTORIal: Love Bugs

2. Use tacky glue to attach googly eyes, pipe cleaner antennas, tails, feathers, noses, etc..

tuTORIal: Love Bugs

3. Add feet by gluing mini pom-poms or a foam heart sticker to the bottom of the yarn pom-pom.

tuTORIal: Love Bugs

4. Attach your own love note and give to someone special! Think of all the fun ways to give them away- stick a love bug to a card or gift, place inside a box filled with chocolate kisses, or slip one in a lunch box as a Valentine’s Day surprise!

tuTORIal: Love Bugs

Special thanks to my friend Kristy of The Purple Pug for the crafty inspiration and pom-pom advice. She throws the best Monster Love Raves ever.

tuTORIal: Love Bugs

Another special thanks to Jenny Cherif and all the other fabulous Birthday Express in-house designers for creating the love bug labels and love flags!

 

SO cute!! Thank you Jenny!

Will you be giving these love bugs a try?

Love,
T

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