I am very pleased to announce that I have been chosen as a Bostik Blogger for another year! Every month I will receive a box of crafting goodies and some Bostik products, and be challenged to make a craft on a specific topic. This month the theme for the box is Valentine's Day, and I've been sent lots of lovely crafty bits and pieces.
The box included some really pretty bits of coloured paper and ribbon, along with a couple of large foam heart stickers, and this inspired me to make some collage heart pictures as Valentine's Day decorations.
A frame for your picture - we used these Card Picture Panels, but you could use a shoebox lid or just a sturdy piece of cardboard
Glue - we used White Glu by Bostik
Scraps of coloured paper and card
Embellishments, for example stickers, sequins, glitter, buttons
A heart punch if you have one
Ribbon for hanging
First prepare the frame or background - we used pink paint.
While the paint is drying, prepare your decorations. I have a heart punch which I used to cut small heart shapes from patterned paper and card, but you can easily cut them by hand or with a cutting machine. Gather everything together along with the adhesive.
Then glue the embellishments to the picture frame. The children started with a large foam heart sticker in the middle and arranged the other decorations around it. Use plenty of glue, especially on the buttons. We found that the Bostik White Glu was perfect for the job. Wait until the picture is completely dry before touching it and everything will remain stuck down firmly.
I had in mind a collage with lots of hearts all over it, but the children had other ideas and preferred a more sparse approach! Harry asked for a pen to write his message and so Mia wrote her name as well.
Then make a hole in the top of the frame and thread through some ribbon to hang. I have the perfect spot right next to my desk!
The box of craft materials was provided to me free of charge by Bostik as part of the Tots 100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club. Amazon links are affiliate.