NOT this year! I pulled out my new (well, less than a year now, I got it for my birthday last year, Feb 19th) Cricut, and got to work!
First up, my 3rd grader (boy)
Now my daughter: She would have been happy with pretty much anything, but I had in my head this idea I couldn't get out....
Do you all remember WeePuls? I used to LOVE those things! They would "give" them away for "earning" so much for magazine sales in school or whatever? Well, I couldn't get them off my mind, and I got to thinking, they should be easy to create ~ they were SO SIMPLE, but I'm going to be brutally honest here: I'm an idiot! LOL
Okay, so we live in a SMALL town, about 8,000 people. We have NO CRAFT stores around....nearest one is 60 miles away, and with kids in sports, ballet and other activities, I can't just pick up and go, so I don't get there much. We have Wal-Mart, and it's tiny craft section or the internet. Now, I could have ordered some pom poms off the internet and made them SO MUCH CHEAPER but by the time I thought of this, it was too late to order. So Wal-Mart it was. But they had NO 2" or larger pom poms, except in the "variety pack." Those packs had 4 large ones, and the rest were small. So what did I do? Bought 6 packs of the variety pack for those large ones....spending $18 on pom poms! FAINT! It was SO unlike me; I'm usually SO frugal, only buying on sale AND with coupons...but I had made up my mind...LOL Anyway, here are our final creations!
|I even added the ribbon stamped with "Happy Valentine's Day," just like the original WeePuls!|
Oh, and get this, I ended up having to go to the craft store 60 miles away anway, the day Saturday before Valentine's, and I checked at Joanne's and guess what they had? Giant pom poms, in a variety pack, of course, but with at least 10 per pack, for only 3.99 a pack. Oy.
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