If you've seen any of the posts about my daughter's somewhat recent sea creature-themed birthday party, you probably recognize these as futuregirl's Supercute Sea Creatures. They were so cute on the birthday party invitations that I decided to use them again - but this time they've been reincarnated as valentines!
These guys have been simplified (we used craft glue and glitter glue instead of stitching) and valentine-ized (we added some hearts, candy, and lovey-dovey notes).
The trickiest to cut out was the octopus...but well worth it because he's so darn cute! Susannah used a heart hole punch to make the "hug me" hearts that the octopi are holding in their tentacles.
The jellyfish were by far the easiest to make because of their simple shape. Susannah enjoyed snipping the yarn for the tentacles. It's not pictured, but we put a little note on them that read, "I turn to jelly whenever you're near, Valentine."
The starfish were simple to make as well. I had the opportunity to employ some great puns making their notes that read, "Happy Valentine's Day to the only star I sea." Susannah didn't really get it, but she humored me.
If you haven't figured it out already, each felt sea creature is a topper for a valentine treat. We used Tootsie Pops, flat valentine suckers, and pencils. We had to enlarge futuregirl's pattern to get the suckers and Tootsie Pops to fit. Tasty and cute! The perfect valentine.
These are fairly simple to figure out but I'm going to be posting a tutorial for them in the very near future, anyhow. I heartily recommend you give them a try.
If you're not interested in making valentines, you can still pop over to future girl's craft blog or the Supercute Sea Creatures Flickr group and check out what other people have created with her sea creature patterns.
I leave you now with one last supercute, valentine-ized, sea creature photo: