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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
As I've mentioned here before, Red's birthday is on Valentines Day. All the way back to when we first started dating, we have celebrated Valentines Day over a special breakfast and then the rest of the day is treated primarily as Red's birthday. Needless to say, it's a fun day over here. However, since our Valentine celebration is limited to breakfast, I like to put extra thought into it. Homemade things always add a special touch, don't you think?
Last year, I decorated these old mugs with a favorite poem. There will be homemade hot chocolate and homemade heart shaped marshmallows again this year.
This year, I turned my attention to making some cute napkins for our table out of some old fabric. I preferred to keep mine simple, but you can add more to it.
All you need? Fabric paint, a stencil or cookie cutter, fabric, and a paint brush. Personally, I don't mind imperfections (you could just go out and buy some Valentines napkins if you want it perfect), but I used a cookie cutter to keep the shape consistent. I also think using a paint brush vs. the paint bottle keeps it from looking like the t-shirts I used to make in middle school:).
*What are your Valentines Day traditions? I'm definitely planning on getting up extra early with Red so we can enjoy a quiet breakfast before R wakes this year….