Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bub & Me: Tree of Love for Valentine's Day

It is very hard getting things for somebody who has everything. Many times, I do have trouble thinking of what to get for the boy during "special occasions"... it is easy to just get items from his favourite shops like BAPE {huge fan btw!}, but I do like to put more effort into my gifts. Mainly because I expect the same from him haha

Fortunately for me, the boy is somebody who appreciates handmade gifts as well. This Valentine's Day, I decided to make a simple artpiece with the help of my little girl...

I'm not a very artsy or crafty person, and this probably looks like something an elementary school kid can churn out, but I reckoned the boy will like our Tree of Love {as I call it heh} since it has a little something from two of his favourite girls. We really put our heart and love into it :)

You know how you have heaps of random coloured drawings from your kids that you just can't bear to throw away? Well, I incorporated those drawings into our Tree of Love by punching cute Sakura shapes, and sticking them onto a the tree with branches made of our hand-prints!! Mine is the big one in the middle, and her two tiny hand-prints at the side *grins* Lil Pumpkin helped me to paint the greenish background onto the canvas too. She had a lot of fun!

I actually hid the Tree of Love and gave it to the boy only this morning as a surprise! I swear, I could almost see tears in his eyes :P

Happy Valentine's Day to my darling hubby from his special girls! We love you!!

Read more Bub & Me kids-friendly activities here.



18 comments:

Sonia @ Life Love and Hiccups said...

That is so gorgeous - very clever :) xx

Deb @ home life simplified said...

I think that is both beautiful and special - so filled with love!

Daisy, Roo and Two said...

Oh that's so sweet! What a lovely gift to make and give your husband!

Madeline said...

Nice idea! I really gotta get started on my crafts I've got so many ideas but no time to do them!

アンゼエリン said...

Ai, your handmade craft is so gorgeous. Happy V Day to you and your love ones.

Stacy said...

Wow that is seriously good. Both in terms of meaning and the appearance. Just beautiful.

Vanessa Scott said...

This is so cute! what a great idea. I'm sure he'll love it!

Ai Sakura said...

Sonia: thanks love :)

Deb: yes, love was on my mind when I did it for sure heh

Daisy: Thanks! glad it turned out the way I imagined it to be too..

Madeline: I know what you mean. I only have time on some weekends too. Luckily this took just about 2 hrs.

Angeline: Sending love to you and your family too! Nice new profile pic

Stacy: thanks dear.. hope my craft skills improve with more practice haha

Vanessa: he said he did, so I'm taking his word for it haha

Marita said...

That is a beautiful idea :)

Jess@Diary of a SAHM said...

And you say that your not crafty! That is awesome! So original and something to treasure. Well done!

Misha - TheBlingBuoy said...

Oh I think something home made is just lovely and so meaningful. I love it!

SportyMummy said...

I think that actually looks really great!! I just love how those branches are hand prints! You are very clever and creative!

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

this is gorgeous! love it! x

~Summer~ said...

this is very pretty! and you are very creative, don't doubt it! =) Happy Vday! =)

Veronica @ Mixed Gems said...

Love the pic on IG and your post too. I know what you mean about struggling to get something for someone who seems to have everything. This was a lovely idea. I'd like to do more crafting but hold back sometimes because of the clutter creates. Silly, huh?

oomph. said...

this is so creative and thoughtful. handmade gifts beat store boughts gifts any day! i love it!

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Ai Sakura said...

thanks ladies :) I actually like crafting but don't do much of it because of time and because I think my work tends to look kinda kiddish haha. my mum and sister draw very well though..

Adora said...

What a beautiful idea! I can't wait to try it out :)