As many of you know, I'm a busy Mom of three boys.  That keeps me on my toes!  When I do actually get a moment to sit down and relax, I like to check out Pinterest.  I do a lot of pinning, but until tonight, I have never actually tried any of the pins I have pinned.This year for Valentine's day, my son Jayce who is in the 4th grade, wanted to do something different, so we  looked over some ideas and came up with a few things we wanted to do for his class party.

We started with his Valentine's.  There were so many great ideas and he ended up deciding on a robot. Here's how they turned out:

photo courtesy of Trisha Berry

I think they turned out great and they were simple, we just used smarties, starburst, boxes of conversation hearts and a hot glue gun.  ( I did burn my finger, so be careful!)

Then we wanted to do a teachers gift, and we came across this:

Photo Courtesy of Trisha Berry

This was simple too, we didn't do ours exactly like the picture but it still turned out great!  We just bought a pink tumbler and filled it with pink goodies like a pen, pencil, chapstick, gum, keychain, nail polish, candy, etc.


And finally, Jayce needed a Valentine box.  We check out  a lot of different things and they gave us a lot of ideas, and ultimately,  we decided on a monster.  We didn't use one specific design, but here's what we came up with:

Photo Courtesy of Trisha Berry

We had a lot of fun and I can see us trying a lot more stuff when I get some more time soon!  Do you use Pinterest?  What's your favorite thing to use it for?