Hello! Its currently FREEZING here in Texas and I may be having a little PSTD from last year's sub-freezing temps, power outages, and mayhem of what we called "Snovid 2021)! I'm counting our blessings though because so far no loss of power (crossing my fingers and toes).
So, I'm stuck inside and decided to whip up a little DIY Valentine's gift with some fun printables. I've also shown a few different easy ways to use the printables, so just have fun with them.
I got most of the supplies from the Dollar Store (although I think inflation has hit as it is more like the $1.25 store now) and then picked up the half sphere foam and bamboo skewers at Wal-Mart. Please ignore the Mama Needs Coffee tumbler. I was going to show it two different ways but then forgot the foam and had already taken the pic...I digress.
- metal heart bucket (or other container - our 14 oz tumblers would be perfect)!
- wild about you printables
- Candy suckers
- Chocolate Hearts
- Boxed candies (to adhere the printables to)
- Mylar Balloon
- pink crinkly gift filler (not pictured)
- Glue gun & glue sticks
- Scotch tape
- Bamboo Skewers (12")
- 2.4" x 4.7" in #5 half foam ball (by floral supplies)
- Curling ribbon
I've included a video with instructions that can be found here, but also typed them out below.
First download, print, and cut the printables. Adhere bamboo skewers to back of treats with tape or adhesive of choice. You could use glue gun (and it's probably better) but I used tape and it stayed altogether for 4 days until my kids realized they could eat it, so it's a great solution. Adhere printables to front of boxed treats. Glue remaining treats (not already on a stick) to bamboo skewers as well.
Press half foam ball in metal bucket. Place suckers and skewered treats in a staggered manner in foam ball to create different heights.
Finish off by hot gluing pink crinkly gift filler on foam to cover green.
Use curling ribbon to tie tag around bucket and wa-lah, cute Valentine's gift idea!
Here are a couple of other simpler ways to use the printables.
Have fun with them and show us how you used them!