Most girls–my own daughter included–have lots of these little metal snap barrettes lying around and, if you happen to be a crafty type, you probably also have some pretty wool felt at home, too. If so, in just about 15 minutes you can make a couple of gorgeous Valentine’s heart barrettes and your daughter will be ready for the 14th.

I love crafting. Love it. But I am the queen of unfinished projects. Time and time again I start something new instead of, say, putting the binding on the sampler quilt I started two years ago. Needless to say, I was excited to see the adorably easy Valentines Heart Barrettes project on the purl bee the other day. (You know, so I could start something new again.) Not just because the little barrettes are gorgeous, but also because they really were so simple to make.

It’s so easy, in fact, that my husband has had to convince me that it would be a foolish idea to try to make a pair for every girl in our son’s kindergarten class. Seriously, though, even though I have a newborn I still think I could do it. And given that I like a challenge, I just might try. –Stephanie