Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Zombie Valentines

Another Valentine.....Yes!
I'm shameless.
Typically, I a not the most festive person.
I am known as somewhat of a "Grunch" in my home. (My son's way of saying Grinch)

But...Valentine's Day is an exception for me.
I love it.
Today I am going to post one of my favorite Valentines yet.
It's definitely different....but that is a good thing.


Zombie Valentines!


"I'm DYING To Be Your Valentine!"
"Valentine, I'd DIE For You!"

I think I am obsessed.
As I walked through Walmart the other day, I saw these Zombie plastic toys.
They came in a huge tub and looked sort of like army men. But they were zombies (and zombie responders).
Not nasty, skin sloughing off zombies, but cute not-so-gross zombies.
Okay, so to get on with my point.
I saw these zombies, and the first thing that came to my mind was Valentine's Day.
No, I am not kidding.
Then, I started to think it over and I thought of some pretty awesome word play.

Now you have it.
ZOMBIE VALENTINES.
Yay.

So I created a printable.



So to print, follow these steps:
-Right-click the image.
-Select "save image as..."
-Name the image. (like zombievday...or whatever)
-Using your photo viewing/editing software (like Windows Live Photo Gallery), open the image.
-Print valentine as a 5x7. *Unselect "fit picture to frame". You can get 2 per page, which will be 4 cards.

*You may want to print onto card stock, or something a little heavier than regular paper. Or, you can just glue the card to some card stock once it is printed.

Once you have all your cards printed, cut them out.

Now you will attach your Zombies.

There are a couple ways to attach the Zombies.
I just used a tiny dab of hot glue. Just enough to hold it, but not so much that it will be hard to remove.


You could also tie them on using bakers twine, or use some double-side tape.
Whatever works.

Honestly, I am not a huge fan of Zombies usually.
But these are really cute.
I think sometimes Valentine's Day can be full of mushy "I love yous" and stuff like that.
While I don't think there is anything wrong with going traditional, it is also nice to think outside of the box.


*The tub of zombies was $5 at Walmart. There were 45 zombies and 45 zombie responders. If you figure 45 zombie Valentines for $5, that puts you at less that $0.12 each. Once you figure in the paper, you can easily make these for $0.15 each. Plus, you have 45 zombie responders (which just look like police officers) for your kids to play with. Not bad.

5 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh I LOVE THESE & so will my kiddos!! I found you over at the Categorically Crafting V-Day party! Pin'ing & sharing & heading over to Walmart ASAP =) Marcy @ day2day SuperMom

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    1. Glad you like them! I figured they wouldn't be right for everyone.....but I am so glad that you were into them.

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  2. Ah! These are so funny. And I think it is so great that you saw Zombies and immediately thought Valentine's Day. Duh. Love it! (P.S. I'd love if you came and linked up at The Makers link party going on over on my blog :)

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    1. Sometimes my mind is a little twisted like that. I am actually surprised at how cute they turned out. A little creepy, but mostly cute. I will definitely come link up. Thanks!

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  3. I just made these!! So cute!! Thank you! I also love that you are from Idaho!

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