a very mustache valentine

happy valentines day all!!

this morning my three boys (the two littles and the one big) got a little morning chocolate (!) and a love note in their felted pillows. but, we celebrated valentine’s day officially on sunday.  we had smoothies and pancakes for breakfast at our heart filled and decorated table. then we went bowling, it was big brother’s idea and it was great fun.

I had some last minute inspiration and pulled together  this year’s valentine’s card on saturday.  I’ve been seeing so many great uses for handlebar mustache props and then one night at dinner the boys made up an imaginary guy named Mr. Mustache and they couldn’t stop laughing about it. it gave me the idea to make them mustaches for their valentine.  it seemed a little more ‘boy’ than the hearts, sweetness and light I’m typically drawn to.

I made the mustaches out of shrinky dinks by drawing big mustaches and coloring them with permanent marker.  once it was cooked, I superglued them to popsicle sticks and stuck it through two slots I cut in the card. the card is just a flat red card stock I had around the house.  I printed the note on regular paper, cut around it with fancy scissors, cut out a heart in the middle and glued it on the red paper, then I used an exacto knife to cut two slits for the popsicle stick. it was easy enough that I was able to accomplish all of it while they were at the library with their papa.


we had a pretty good time playing with them.


hope your valentine’s day has a good dose of silly, too.

p.s. I have identified one thing that can suck all of the joy out of valentine’s day and it’s forcing my kids to crank out what felt like hundred of valentine’s for school friends.  sheesh! that was a little scary.

3 Comments on a very mustache valentine

  1. mama-pan | mary frances
    February 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm (6 years ago)

    these are so cute!! sheesh, your boys are almost twinzers, just like mine. They have your bright eyes! And your handsome mustache, haha.

    hey, I noticed the blog links in your flickr account are not live–you need to put text around it, and it will then link back so folks can find you more easily. shoot me an email if that doesn’t make sense…

  2. mama-pan | mary frances
    February 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm (6 years ago)

    OK that didn’t work out because my html example got translated into a link, too–sorry, I’ll email!

    • ahappystitch
      February 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm (6 years ago)

      No! I got it! I figured it out. Thank you so, so, so much…you are an official tech team.


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