February 01, 2011

Sweet Valentines YOU can make

When I think Valentines, I think chocolate, hearts, red, pink, XOX. I love putting little valentines together for my girls, my girlfriends, teachers, and family. Here are some of my favorites from the past few years I want to show you.

I’m all about the packaging, all about chocolate, and making it SIMPLE.


How to: These little hearts were so pretty and very easy to make. I purchased the little tins, used 1/8 in satin ribbon I had on hand, paper scraps from my stash, and filled the tins with M&Ms and heart shaped Gobstoppers.  I trimmed the paper to the width of the heart and used double sided tape to adhere the strip to the tin. I tied my ribbon and attached it to the top of the clear acrylic lid with a glue dot.

SuppliesSpecialty Bottle is my favorite source for tins, but I have also bought from PaperTrey.  These cost me less than $2 each to make.
Now for the Chocolate Nuggets

How to: Aren’t these beautiful? Super, Super Easy, too. You can do this. I buy Hershey Nuggets. I prefer dark chocolate. I use pretty 12x12 scrapbook paper and trim it into 1 inch strips. I then cut the strips 3 inches long. Remove the chocolate wrapper, and replace with your pretty wrapper. I use a tiny piece of double-sided tape to adhere the label. I package these in little tins. Sometimes I line the bottom of the tins with paper. I have used square and rectangular tins. I also make a little card using the same scrapbook paper, and a matching envelope. It is such a nice touch and very pretty. I like to use the tins because they can be repurposed for other things. And they’re just so darned cute!

SuppliesSpecialty Bottle is my favorite source for tins, but I have also bought from PaperTrey.  Hobby Lobby carries the hugs and kisses ribbon in little rolls in the scrapbook section as well as the XOX paper. I just love that combo. ( You can make 48 wrappers from one sheet of 12/12 paper.) A 12 oz bag of nuggets holds about 36 chocolates, and are priced around $3.50 a bag. Tins average $1 with tax and shipping. So these are another adorable, yet very thrifty gift.


My girls and I have so much fun making these. Everyone loves them. Who could resist a hand wrapped gift of chocolate? Not me. (hint, hint)
Hope these inspire you to do something SIMPLE yet special for your Valentines!

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  1. love this! the tin is adorable & the chocolates are almost too cute to eat...well almost;)!

  2. Super cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I remember helping make these!


  3. Would love for you to join us at the Hugs and Kisses Valentine's Party!

  4. These are so cute and so sweet. Thanks for the ideas.

  5. luv it :) where did you find the tins?

    Don't forget to link this at our weekly link party every Wednesday,


    thank you,

  6. @Its A Blog PartyThank you for the invitation! We linked up!

  7. @MaggieWow - you have great inspiration on your blog. We'll be linking up regularly!

  8. Anonymous2/03/2011

    simple but so so cute!! Would love for you to come link up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings if you have a chance! www.ladybug-blessings.com

  9. I am in love with this idea. I'm going to attempt this project to give to the other ladies in my Mommy & Me group. We don't meet on Valentine's Day, but who wouldn't want chocolate a day late?

  10. How cool are all of these?! Great job!

  11. Very sweet idea--no pun intended!

  12. I wondered where you cute girls went!! Another crafty homerun! I hope you'll stop by and share them at this week's Pretty Packages Party!



  13. @JamiJami, we joined in today! We love your parties. Glad to be back in the swing of things!


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