This project is an oldie-but-a-goodie, posted way back in February 2011 on my old blog. It’s super cute, easy and got rave reviews , so I am happy to share again.
I’m shamed to admit that members of my family (and close friends) will be receiving their Valentine’s Day cards/gifts late this year. I finally got them all mailed off this morning, and still have one more to mail tomorrow. I know, terrible, right?
What can I say? I’m just one girl.
Maybe you’re feeling a bit like me–time is going by fast and you’ve got nothing to show for it. I’m here to help though! I have two last minute Valentine’s Day crafts that you can throw together tomorrow and still impress everyone with come the big day. They’ll cost you virtually nothing (if you have a craft stash) and will certainly make all the Valentines in your life feel special.
Without further adieu, I give you…The Mood Wheel.
- Template I created printed on colorful cardstock (Free download here!)
- Doilies (optional) (And yes, I realize that I spelled “doillies” wrong in the picture.)
- Double-sided tape (or any kind of thin adhesive)
- Hole Punch
- Brads (cutesy ones, or old school gold ones)
- Magnetic strips (with adhesive, if you can find some)
You’ll like to know that this is a project that you can make as intricate or as simple as you like. Don’t want to use doilies? Don’t! Don’t want to buy magnets? Clean off your fridge and use the promotional magnets that businesses hand out! Make it your own, don’t make it perfect.
First, you’ll want to cut out the arrow and wheel from the template. I mixed it up by never using the same color on one wheel, but do it however you like!
Punch a hole in the arrow.
Poke a hole in the wheel.
Attach the double-sided tape (or whichever adhesive your little crafty heart desires) on the back of the wheel.
Attach wheel to the doily, press firmly and puncture all the way through.
Stick the brad through the arrow’s hole and through the hole, placing the magnet over the back of the brad. Turn over and again press down on the top of the wheel to ensure the doily adheres to the magnet.
Ta-da! The finished products.
I realized that the mood wheel I had was a bit…edgy, I suppose. Perfect for the college kids I worked with at the time, but not for a household with children. I can see it now:
“Mom, why are you feeling ‘bitchy’ today?”
“Teacher, what does ‘tipsy’ mean?”
Not kosher. So I made another one, a PG version, if you will. It’s available here.
I want all of the projects I post to have versatility. So, whether you have a six-year-old who needs Valentines for Monday or you work in an office of cynics, there’s a mood wheel for you.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy,