I have already sent my freshman daughter so many care packages, I fear I might run out of ideas. Oh, who am I kidding, that will never happen. The post office has assured me that I’m not the only one sending packages to their students. While we both get used to the fact that she’s living four hours away, I like the idea of her receiving a little package to let her know I’m thinking of her. We’ve always had this tradition that we say “I love you more than._____” —pretty much whatever is trending in our lives at the moment. So, I took my idea that I used for Mother’s Day this past year and made Mad a few watercolor hearts with little messages that I know…she’ll love. I also know that she’s going to love these cargo pants from JCrew!
To make watercolor hearts, paint swatches onto a heavy piece of watercolor paper and when dry, cut them out using a heart punch. The patterns will appear as you move your punch around. I like to turn it upside down, so that I can position the punch where it will cut out according to the patterns and colors. The hearts are like miniature works of art that was as easy as painting a few brush strokes onto paper.