Target had this candy tackle box for Valentine’s day this year. I kept it in mind for Father’s Day. This would be an easy DIY to give to any Father who loves to fish.
Dad’s favorite small candies
Or any other fish, worm or fishing candy/food.
Black, navy or other manly color ribbon optional.
You can pick up a bead box at Dollar Tree, or any craft store or in the craft section at Wal-Mart.
Dad can reuse the bead box for his fishing supplies or use in the garage for nuts and bolts.
Fill the box with your candies. Optional, run ribbon around the top and tape to top lid.
Print out a card for the top and tape it down and viola’
Try Lil’ Luna’s What a catch card
Or Try this one.
During Christmas I always make peanut butter balls so I thought I would try out Easter Eggs! They are really simple to make but I HIGHLY suggest using an egg mold that has more than 6 molds like I did – because you will be making these all day long! I have seen some people on Pinterest make them without the mold and shape there eggs with spoons but they really don’t come out all that pretty. So I found this mold at ACMoore and used a coupon and I believe I got it for less than $2.00. Right after Easter go check and they will probably be on clearance and you can use it for next Easter!
Peanut butter eggs
- 1 ½ cups peanut butter, not natural peanut butter
- 3 and 1/2 cups to 3 and 3/4 cups of powdered sugar
- ½ cup butter. softened
- 1 tsp. vanilla (I use Mexican vanilla its the best to bake with!)
- Chocolate melting bark
Mix it all together with your blender, your mixture shouldn’t be sticking to your hands at all, if it is add a little more powdered sugar.
You first want to melt your chocolate and use about 1/2-1 tsp. of chocolate into each egg mold to coat the mold. Leave enough space for your peanut butter and top coat of chocolate. Once done put in freezer for a few minutes to set.
Once your chocolate is set I used about 3/4 tsp. of peanut butter mixture and press softly to mold to egg.
Now top your mixture with chocolate making sure its fully covered. And once again put in your freezer to set. Takes no longer than 5 minutes.
When you take them out you can smooth off the chocolate off the edges making your egg shape.
Once I had mine all done I used pink and blue melting chips and used a fork to spatter my eggs!
These are really affordable to make so far I have made 36 eggs and still have 1/2 peanut butter batter. They make cute treats! I found these cute Free Easter prints Here! Tied with some twine make perfect little Easter Treats!
This year I am looking at Valentine cards and treat bag stuffers for school for my 6 year old and cards for Awanas for her and my 3 year old. I love creative valentine’s. I am quite addicted to Pinterest. Lots of inspiration on there.
Last year I made flower sucker valentines. Very fast, easy and adorable.
I had purchased a EK flower punch shortly before for a party and decided to use it again. Just punch card stock of your color choice, punch hole in middle and slide sucker into the middle. I wrote on the petals “From” and their name.
This year I have decided to use the same punch but change it up a little. I decided to use Hershey’s Kisses. Last year I made a dear friend a kisses bouquet with this punch. I followed Phar-Ma’s tutorial. I didn’t take a picture of my final product though. Here’s is extremely cute though.
I can’t exactly make 30 bouquets, but I can make 30 petals. I chose pink card stock and punched out enough petals. Add a little tape or glue from a glue gun and add your kiss. The girls will write their name on a petals
Easy, fun and adorable.
Also would look cute for Easter.
Valentine’s Heart Candy DIY
Cupcakes don’t always have to have sprinkles on them to be cute! These cute DIY candy molds are perfect to dress up your cupcakes!
Heart Candy Mold
Chocolate of your choice
Melt your chocolate – I melt mine in the microwave. I always put in for 40 seconds, take out stir it put back in for another 50 seconds. You want the chocolate to be fully melted no thickness.
Spoon your chocolate into your mold
Add desired toppings ( here I used M&M’s ) you can add sprinkles the confectionery kind ( don’t use the crystal sprinkles because they will just fall off when you take your mold out)
These set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Some molds depending on how deep they are, will take longer or shorter
Tada!! You have cute little molds! I used mine for cupcake toppers but you can wrap them up and give away!
Well on one of my many trips to Target (it is my favorite), I noticed some chocolate on a stick sucker pops and such. My inspiration:
I decided to make these and show you how easy it is. These sale for $1.99 each. I can make minimum of 8 for $6-$8. After you have the main supplies- only cost you $3 for 8. These are great for friend valentines, teachers, daycare, fundraisers, valentine dances, etc.
What you will need:
Cellophane wrap or Cello bags
Now I already had the mustache mold that I got from Hobby Lobby (another favorite of mine). I used the weekly Hobby Lobby coupon on it bringing it down to $1.19. I bought it for a boy baby shower.
If you invest in chocolate molds, you can find other reasons to use it.
I love Andes mints and use their Creme De Menthe baking chips for my Chocolate molds. Andes baking chips can be found at ACMoore and grocery stores. If you get it at ACMoore, be sure to use your coupon. You can use any kind of baking chocolate and purchase this at any grocery store, craft store and baking store.
Follow the Chocolate directions for heating. I use the microwave to heat. I do not pour the whole bag at first. I pour a little at a time because I only have one mold. Pour in the molds, fill it up but do not overfill. Place the sucker sticks in the mold. Let set till hard. I put mine in the fridge. Let them sit out of the fridge at room temp for a little while before you put them in cellophane.
I made some little tags to hole punch and tie to the sucker. I got the printable from Auntielolocrafts http://auntielolocrafts.blogspot.com
I then added my own text. You can right click these and save them and then print yourself. Just print at a smaller scale.