Sunday, January 22, 2012


One thing I love to do is to go around town and try to find fun holiday items I can come home and make myself or teach my girl scout troop to make.

I thought I would share, a few of the Valentine's Day items I've found this, with you.

First is a darling way to give someone you know a candy bar to tell them how "sweet" they are.  Rather then just hand them the candy, use a heart punch on some scrapbook paper and then add some ribbon to.

Much cuter then just the candy wrapper, don't you agree?

Make a cute banner by printing out red X's and O's on some paper and then punch holes in the top to weave through some ribbon.  Don't forget to print out some pink hearts too. 

What a perfect way to give someone some kisses and hugs on Valentine's Day.

Also, making some tissue paper pom poms to hang with your banner is a great idea.

We have all seen the paper mache heart boxes at the craft stores.  How about coating them in glue and then sprinkling red glitter on them.  To the top of the box, print off a picture of a vintage Valentine's Day postcard, cut it to fit the box and glue it on the top.   Use a red pipe cleaner to outline the picture and if you want you can even highlight some spots on the picture with a little bit more glitter.

You could use real vintage Valentine's Day cards if you want but I personally wouldn't unless the card is already in poor condition and then you could cut around the bad parts. 

I love this idea.  It's almost like the hanging cones I've seen many times but rather then just hanging, you can punch out a piece of heavy card stock, cover it with glue and glitter and then you can add the cone to it so it stands.

Don't wrap the cone as tight as the ones that hang up.  The bottom should be opened so it will be able to be glued down to the base.

Use crape paper, ribbons, pipe cleaners, tinsel or what ever other types of embellishments you like to finish off your cone.   Fill it with candy and you are sure to make a loved one feel very special.

These little cups would be so easy to make. 
As you can inside, the base starts with a little paper cup.  Then just wrap the outside with some crape paper.  Here they sewed it together so the ruffles were nice and even.  But, you could just glue it on.

You could add a handle to the cup if you like or leave it without one.

I would also add a little heart or flower or something to the cup to fancy it up a bit.

These would be perfect for a party filled up with candy hearts.

There are so many wonderful ideas if you just look.  A lot of what is out there can be made at home for pennies on the dollar.  Who doesn't like to save money?

However, if you don't have the time to make your own, you can always buy them.  Or buy one and save the idea for later next year.


Unknown said...

These are really cute ideas. The candy bar wrappers are neat. Thanks for sharing your Valentines creations.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy this idea.All different things are decorate with different style.Valentine decorations look so fabulous.

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Shell said...

Hi Joanne,

You recently visited my blog and I thought I'd take a moment to stop by and say "Hi!" Lots of great ideas for your followers for Valentine's Day!

I posted a Quick and Easy project today, that could also be fun for your Scouts! Stop over if you'd like and check it out!

Just having FUN being able to FINALLY Connect to the "Commentors"...That was frustrating when the Comments wouldn't come up with a LINK! Better again now!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs and Love,