I used to get so excited when I got to go to Wal-Mart and pick out valentines for my classmates back in grade school. Of course I would always choose something really trendy like Winnie the Pooh or Spice Girls. My taste has changed (thank goodness), but I still have that giddy little girl desire to give valentines away! But why not? I mean who doesn't love to feel special and loved by receiving one? So, I decided it would be fun to share an idea for some inexpensive, handmade (the best kind!) valentines today.
Brown paper bags ( Just ask for paper at the grocery store during one trip--they're free that way!)
Valentine's day M&M's (or any kind of small festive candy )
Heart stencil (I used a cookie cutter. You can easily draw your own though)
1. Trace hearts onto the paper bag and cut them out. You will get two hearts per traced heart because of the two layers of the bag when flat. And it doesn't matter if there is writing on the bag, you can put in on the inside of the valentine and no one will know.
2. Write the name of the lucky recipient on one heart, then a heart-felt message on the other heart.
3. Then using a simple stitch, sew the hearts together with the writing on the outside.
4. Once you have sewn about 3/4 of the way around, fill it up with candy (similar technique used in my Hanging Heart post)
5. Finish sewing all the way around and tie a good knot to keep those candies inside.
And there you have it! Sweet handmade, heart-felt valentines for all the people you love.
Some for friends...
Some for the hubby and baby...
***And no, I will not be feeding my 10 month old candy. I'm eating his. Duh.***
Oh oh what's that? One more? Yep! Just for you Latoya!
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