Twenty Seven Valentine Printables

Printable Classroom Valentines -  A Roundup
Valentine Printables -- Roundup by A Pinch of Joy

A collection of twenty seven awesome printables from around the web!  Something for almost every Valentine occasion! 

Printable Classroom Valentines -  A Roundup

Designed by BH – upper right 

Sweet Rose Studio

Family Fun Journal

Freebie Finding Mom

Crazy Little Projects  – upper left

Lunch Box Notes -- A Pinch of Joy Roundup All for the Boys – Upper Left
Coupons Are Great
Seven Thirty Three   Upper right

Printable Valentine Games -- Roundup by A Pinch of Joy
Itsy Bitsy Fun - Upper right
Crazy Little Projects
Powol Preschool Packets
The Pleasantest Thing
Design Corral

Party Pack
Catch My Party — Lower Left
A Typical English Home
Party Box Design

Sweetheart Valentine Printables -- A Pinch of Joy roundup
The Thinking Closet
Skip To My Lou
Classy Clutter
Mother’s Niche

Valentine Printables for Gifting -- A Pinch of Joy
SoHo Sonnet
Hello, Good Gravy
Design Eat Repeat
A Bird and A Bean
Party Planning Center

Check out my Be My Valentine board on Pinterest for more Valentine ideas! 

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Independence Day – Tablescape and Printable Banner

Independence Day Tablescape and Pintable Banner
Independence Day Tablescape and Banner

Happy Fourth of July!!!!   A beachy vibe, a patriotic nod and beautiful outdoor weather create the perfect setting for a leisurely afternoon spent on the deck.  Follow it up with a great barbecue before heading off to meet friends  at the community fireworks.  Relaxation, sophisticated easy living.  We are ready!    (We can pull it off for one afternoon.  Can’t we???)  

Place Setting Paula, the delightful Brazilian headwaiter on our Hawaiian cruise, would not tolerate this place setting.  She was ultra precise with every utensil perfectly aligned and one inch from the edge of the table.  I’m not sure what she did with the napkin before shaking it out into the diner’s lap — but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t hapharzardly placed under the tableware.  I doubt that she would use plastic plates and glasses from JoAnn’s either.  But we are relaxed and beachy this July Fourth afternoon!

TAble with Lanterns

The table runner is actually a light turquoisy blue printed with silver stars.  The solar lanterns are newly refurbished.  I picked them up at a moving sale (A multi million dollar lottery winner was moving out of the first $1 million house into a new bigger house!   Maybe some of that will rub off!)   The lanterns needed a new coat of spray paint, which was easy enough.  The crane lantern has its original diffuser, but the cattail lantern needed a new one.  We looked high and low and finally  I found it in the quilting department at HobLob.  It’s a sheet of plastic used for making quilt piece templates.  A little trimming and finesse-ing and it works perfectly.  The lanterns have a beautiful soft blue glow in the early evening that fits the blue and beachy mood.  Drink stationa

A drink station set up on the deck cushion box, with citronella candles at the ready.   The tray was a garage sale find several years ago, transformed with a can of teal spray paint.  Love it!

Fourth of July Banner

A banner is a quick and easy way to get in holiday mode!  Colorful, simple and festive are good. And if you are like me, trying to juggle a dozen things at once, quick and easy is really good!   This red, white and blue banner, starred and striped was easy to do – and it will be quicker for you since I saved the template for you HERE


1 Cut Print on letter sized paper or card stock.    Cut out each flag, leaving the white portion on the LEFT side of each one.

2 Cut apart and fold

Fold the white portion over a ribbon, butcher twine, or whatever you choose for the base of your banner.  I used quarter inch grosgrain ribbon. Be sure to leave plenty of extra ribbon on both ends for hanging the finished banner.   Tape each folded tab securely to the back of the flag.   A little pocket is created that will let you slide the flag along the ribbon.  If you want stability and don’t want the flags to move,   staple the flags to the ribbon.

4 Done

Done.   Unless. . . .

5a spacers

You want to add spacers or embellishments.   I used two torn muslin strips, each about 1 inch by 10 inches, tied in between each flag.  They add to the beachy vibe and follow the spirit of our Uncle Sam.  It took about 40 minutes to add them, but that included figuring out how big and how to do it.    Red or blue striped paper an inch or so wide, folded and taped would add more color and length to the banner.    Red/white/blue ribbons would also work.  

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam wants YOU to have a Happy Fourth of July! 

Isn’t he a cute dude? 

(A handmade gift once upon a time from Wheel’s sister, JayEl!)

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Celebrating Ground Hog’s Day

Groundhog’s Day is always on February 2nd. The official groundhog is called Punxsutawney Phil because he lives in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania in a burrow on Gobblers Knob.     According to legend, carried from Germany by early settlers, if the day is bright and sunny and Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of wintery weather. If the day is overcast and he does not see his shadow, the weather will begin to warm for an early spring.   The customs and stories make it a fun day to celebrate with kids. has a little Itsy Bitsy Book about Groundhog’s Day for younger kids to color and for adults to help assemble.  You can find the link to print it here.    Easy to follow directions are found here.



Make this sandwich with dark  wheat bread, peanut butter and jelly, a banana, a dark grape , and edible grass, such as shredded lettuce or tinted coconut.  Kitchen Fun With My Sons has  complete directions for this clever    Ground Hog lunch.

First little groundhog digs a home in the fall,
And curls up all winter rolled up like a ball.
Second little groundhog comes out of his lair,
On February second to get some fresh air.. .
To see the rest of this song and find  templates and suggestions to make groundhog figures to go along with it, go to DLTK kids.

A cute ground hog made from a fun sized candy bar perched atop a chocolate cupcake surrounded by  frosting.  Sweetology has how to directions and links to the inspiration along with cute photos of her adaptations.

Happy Ground Hog Day — sunny or cloudy!

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