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.

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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.
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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.

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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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13 comments:

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

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

    Love,
    Rachel♥♥

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  3. Would love for you to join us at the Hugs and Kisses Valentine's Party!
    http://itsablogparty.com/

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

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

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

    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/fun-ideas-for-valentine-day-2011be.html

    thank you,
    Maggie

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

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

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  8. 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

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  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?

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

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  11. Very sweet idea--no pun intended!

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  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!

    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/02/pretty-packages-party-6.html

    smiles!
    Jami

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

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