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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Valentine countdown for a college girl

As most of you know, my oldest daughter goes to college at University of North Dakota.  I wanted to make her a simple valentine countdown for her dorm room.  February can get pretty bleak in North Dakota, hopefully this will start her days out on a happy note.
I started with the pink and white bags I used at her graduation party.  I gathered up some cute paper that I had bought on clearance last year.  I love the yellow for valentines day... unexpected and cheerful.

These numbers are the same ones I used in the mason jar countdown.  You can print them off for free here... http://www.mrprintables.com/printable-math-flash-cards.html
There are lots of cute free printables at that site!
I matted the numbers in turquoise cardstock.

I gathered up some inexpensive little presents... Hannah is a big Hello Kitty fan.

On the front of each bag I glued a piece of patterned cardstock and a number.

I punched holes in some and added ribbon...

and simply folded some over.  All packaged up in a metal locker container, ready to travel to UND!

Happy Valentines crafting!


  1. Your daughter will enjoy it so much, the items are perfect. I sent packages, postage isn't cheap but they are worth it.

  2. These are adorable and so thoughtful!

  3. So cute! I love your blog it is super sweet :)

  4. sweet sweet sweet! I love this so!!! i imagine over the years your girls have been spoiled with the most WONDERFUL valentine's goodies. if you guys saved some of them maybe you should do a retro valentine post... like what you made ten years ago? :):):) believe it or not I saved handmade party favors from my 17 year olds first bday... so maybe you have some goodies tucked away!? xoxoxooxox