Valentine’s Day is around the corner and this year my biggest priority is letting my husband know he is loved and appreciated. So, after a mega awesome Craft and Click Photoshoot with Morgan Pansing, we are giving the girl’s dad the best gift we can think of this Valentine’s Day…a whole lotta love.
A Craft and Click Photo Shoot is when you make something super cool with your family or on your own and then take awesome pics of it. That’s what we did for five amazing families this past weekend and it was such a hit! (Click here to see the pics we took and the DIY props we made.) Kids got to make these great heart garlands and then do a photo shoot in with them to surprise their dad for Valentine’s Day. We’re all going to frame our favorite picture and gift it as a gift.
We’ll be offering more Craft and Click Photo Shoots throughout the year, so if you’re interested and live near or in Los Angeles, please send me an email. They are so much fun! But you can certainly do a super cute diy version of this on your own. I promise. You can do it!
First, you’ll need a craft that you love. We went with these easy to make heart garlands from cut out cardboard hearts, my new favorite string from Michael’s (I can’t find it on Amazon but here is one I found on Etsy) and some pom poms.
1. Cut out three or more cardboard hearts. We were lucky to score a whole bunch of hearts pre cut from Trash For Teaching but a cut up recycled box will work just as well. Cut little slits along the sides about an inch apart.
2. Take any yarn or string and wrap it around the hearts. Make sure you’re sliding the string into each slit as you wrap it around.
3. Stick pom poms underneath the string like they are “trapped in a cage.” That’s what I told the kids and it seemed to go over pretty well. If the pom poms fall out you can use a little glue to reinforce them.
4. Hole punch the hearts and string em up. (This is my favorite hole puncher for all things crafty by the way)
Next you’re going to take a lot of pics with your craft taking center stage. Well, you and your kids will take center stage, but let the crafts shine too. We hung up a big white sheet as the back drop and clipped the heart garland to the sheet. It worked really well and looks super profesh, don’t you think? If that sounds like too much trouble, try standing in front of a plain white wall and hang your prop or hold it up. Finding a little stool to sit on is also super cute.
Lastly, and most importantly, print out one of the photos of everyone looking lovey dovey and frame it. Wrap it up extra sweet and give it to the number one dad in your life. I know Ev’s just going to love his present. We’re so excited! Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone. May it be filled with lots of homemade love! And thanks Morgan Pansing, for all these amazing pics!