Monday, January 17, 2011

Valentine's Day Bubbles With A Homemade Heart Wand

I saw an idea here for making a star wand with homemade bubbles, and I decided to adapt it to a heart wand for Valentine's Day gifts.  It was actually MUCH easier than I anticipated.  The hardest part of the whole deal was finding a bag of heart charms I could live with.  The charm, the most necessary part to the bubble wand, right? 
RIGHT?
Anyway....here are the supplies I ended up using for the wand. 
I got the thickest gage flower wire I could find at the craft store, so these would be sturdy enough for little friends.  I made a loop at the top, and twisted it around the wire, and then bent the circle into the heart shape.  I then took the end, added the charm, and then curled it up.  Here's a littledoodling for you....free of charge.
The only time I needed the needle nose thingies and the flat pliers things was at the VERY tip of the wire to bend that last little millimeter....and that's because I'm a wuss.  I think I could have done this  against the edge of a table, but I bought those weird little tools years ago at a store going out of business, and I was just so excited to justify my purchase....I used them.  Oh, and I didn't feel like getting up.  It's cold, I sit under blankets at all time with a chihuahua, and for his health and well being, I don't like to move our warm cocoon.
As for the bubbles, there were a bunch of links on the original site, but the recipe I used didn't have a working link to attach to (just the recipe), but it's there if you can make it work....good job.  This is the recipe I used:  1/2 c. dish soap (Dawn or Joy), 2 c. water, 2 t. sugar.  I also added one drop of food coloring to make my bubbles pink. 
I could definitely glam up this bubble jar a little more (a left over salsa jar), but that's what February is for!
Linking To:
I Heart Naptime Dittle Dattle CraftOManiac CRAFT Between Naps on the Porch Keeping it Simple Sew Crafty Wildflowers and Whimsy Krafty Kat Today's Creative Blog Simpsonized Crafts Tea Rose House Night Owl Crafting Trendy Treehouse Crafty Soiree Fun to Craft Tatortots and Jello Be Different...Act Normal Sunday Showcase KISS

21 comments:

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Auhhh... this has to be the sweetest thing ever! I want one!!
You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the "Amaze Me Monday" blog party!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Turned out really cute, I love bubbles:@)

April said...

That is so cute! I love the heart wand! I would love for you to link up to my Sew Crafty Party & Giveaway!

http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/01/sew-crafty-saturday-adventure-date.html

Mary said...

This is an awesome post, I would really love it if you linked this up to Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage as well! Have a nice Week! Mary :O)

Krafty Kat said...

This is so creative! Love the heart wand and I can just see little girls blowing heart shaped bubbles! Thanks so much for linking up to Gettin' Krafty With It!

FlipFlop Mom said...

I think this is ADORABLE.. I would submit this to TIPNUT!!! I bet you it would be a hit with those readers!!! ( I know I love reading it!!)

Amanda said...

Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) You can see the feature here
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-valentine-crafts/

If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

mommy2luke2008 said...

Love this idea! It would be great to send for my son's daycare class! I featured this on my friday favorites!
http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2011/01/friday-favorites-valentines-day-edition.html

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Love your creativity...bubbles are magical in my kids eyes and mine too :) Found you via tatertots & jello, happy to be your newest follower. Please consider linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S.=Keep It Simple Sunday, hope to see you there.

http://thetatteretag.blogspot.com

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Christy - what a fabulous idea - i love the heart wands - too cute! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase; I greatly appreciate it. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I'll be featuring this today. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Megan said...

Saw this on Under The Table...cutest thing ever! just adorable!

Ladybird Ln said...

What a cute, Idea, I love it!

Kristie said...

Thats to stinkin' cute :)
Kristie
http://simplycraftyblog.blogspot.com/

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Thanks for linking up at my blog bash K.I.S.S=Keep It Simple Sunday, I appreciate your creativity.

http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

RedTedArt said...

I featured you on Love Get Crafty today!

http://www.redtedart.com/2011/02/01/love-get-crafty/

Maggy

Rachel Harwood said...

I love it!!!

SueBooBadoos said...

I featured you here sueboobadoo.blogspot.com

You're creativity astounds me :)

Grab Greg said...

Making sure you`ve got all your wedding supplies in order? Don`t forget the wedding bubbles. For years, when determining their needs for wedding supplies, brides have searched for a fuss-free alternative to tossing rice, confetti or birdseed. The answer
- wedding bubbles! Our wedding bubbles with a double heart shaped top make it convenient and fun for your guests to celebrate the day by showering the happy couple with dreamy romantic love quotes.

Vivica Williams said...

We make our own Valentines every year. One year we painted rock into Love Bugs, last year we made pink flamingo Valentines out of pipe cleaners, hearts and feathers. This year we are making bubble wands with bubble soap!! Thanks for the idea.

Vivica Williams said...

We make our own Valentines every year. One year we painted rock into Love Bugs, last year we made pink flamingo Valentines out of pipe cleaners, hearts and feathers. This year we are making bubble wands with bubble soap!! Thanks for the idea.

Vivica Williams said...

We make our own Valentines every year. One year we painted rock into Love Bugs, last year we made pink flamingo Valentines out of pipe cleaners, hearts and feathers. This year we are making bubble wands with bubble soap!! Thanks for the idea.