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Free Valentine's Day printables

Love Valentine's day printableChristmas is over and I believe January is the worst month ever! So Seeing Valentines out in the store brings hope that spring isn’t to far off. As I started to pack up Christmas I wanted to hurry up and display Valentines so I created some Valentine’s Day prints to share. Enjoy! Love quote Mother TeresaI love this one by Mother Teresa, I might need to keep this one up all year long as a good reminder.

Valentines Teacher printable I love my teachers heart becauseCute idea for a teachers Valentine gift

Frozen Valentine's Day cardsBecause almost every kid is still in love with Frozen Frozen Valentine's Day free printablesThese are a little bigger to add to gifts

I heart you Free Valentine's Day treat printableI <3 you

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Handmade Valentine’s gift

The Girls wanted to make their nanny a present for Valentine’s. Not just a card, but something she would always keep. I made a conversational heart frame for myself a few years ago that I put on my fridge every year. I asked my oldest if she thought we should make a picture frame. 
What you will need for this gift: 
$1 wood frame (Hobby Lobby, Walmart or any craft store. 
Use a coupon at craft stores.)
Paint of your choice 
$1 Foam Conversational Hearts (Target)
My original frame was a thin piece of wood with no back that I got at Michael’s for 80 cents. I put a magnet on the back of it and taped a picture to the back. That’s why it goes on my fridge. This one is a little heavy and may not stay on the fridge with just one magnet. 
No sanding was needed with this frame, but you may need to sand yours with a little sandpaper. No primer – just two coats of paint. Let first coat completely dry (overnight) then do the second. After it is dry, you can start putting foam stickers on. I laid mine out on the frame first to see how I wanted to overlap them. This also helps to make sure no two colors are on top of each other and no two sayings are. 
Once you figure out how you want your conversational hearts, you are ready to peel the backs off. I do one at a time because these suckers are sticky. Press them firmly down. You can overlap one on top of another to complete the look and make sure there are no unnecessary holes. 
Now I just have to find a cute picture of my two girls to put in it. You could print off a cute saying too. This would make a great gift for a teacher, loved one or your neighbor, etc.  
While I was out shopping with a friend at Walmart the other day, she picked up a heart frame she was going to use for her husband from her daughter. I suggested she use chalkboard paint on the entire frame and use a few hearts. The chalkboard frame would be great for a teacher gift too. 

Valentine Hair Bow

I wanted to make something cute for my daughters close friends for Valentine’s this year. They really like my Bows that I make them. For Halloween this year I made them Candy Corn hair bows and wanted to do something Valentinesy for their treat bag. I got the ribbon at Hobby Lobby. I chose this ribbon because it didn’t scream valentine’s.
They can wear it year round as opposed to the Halloween ones I made.
The finished product:

Money Saving DIY Valentine’s Gift

DIY Valentine’s Gift

Make your own cute little Valentine’s gifts and save some money!
Both of these adorable gifts cost me $ 5.85 + tax. I was in my favorite store, Target looking for a cute teacher Valentine’s gift and came across this cutie…
But really $7.99 for a cup of generic chocolate? So Here I go looking for some deals strolled over to my favorite Target $1.00 section and found these cute chevron mugs for $ 3.00 ( if you have a Target debit or credit card take 5% off making it $2.85) for both!
Bag of HUGS Kisses for $3.00 ( $2.85 with my 5% Target card)
Found these cute FREE Valentine’s printable’s On Catch my Party to dress up my Mugs. I already had cute twine at home but you can find some at any craft store. Used a treat bag to fill up with some Kisses and here you go…
Two adorable gifts for $5.85!

Valentine’s treat bag bubbles

My daughter wanted to make her class something for their treat bags at school. Not being able to send candy in made this a little challenging. 
For parties in the past I have purchased blank bubbles and decorated them with coordinating stickers in the theme of the party. 
This is from my daughter’s Lalaloopsy birthday party. I also made some for my other daughters Sesame street/Abby Cadabby party and Bubble Guppies party.
 
I decided to purchase bubble bottles at the dollar tree this go around. They are clear and located in the bridal section. $1 for a box of 8. $3 for a total of 24. I picked up some heart stickers at Target for $1. It had 72 in it and was more than enough. You can even use washi tape to decorate these. Handed over the products and told my daughter to go to town. 
 
We plan to use this printable I found at Made to Be A Momma
 
 
You can find an assortment of different choices for printables to put with your bubbles on Pinterest. 

Hershey’s Kisses Flower Valentines

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 Hot Chocolate on a stick DIY

Came across these at Target and I wanted to share an easy DIY for them too. They cost $1.00 a piece but can be duped for much less. 

With Valentine’s just around the corner, I’ve been looking for inspiration for things to make for gifts. These could be given to friends, teachers, coworkers and anyone who loves hot cocoa.

What you will need:
Double boiler or glass bowl to go over top of pot of simmering water
Heart shaped chocolate mold, ice trays work great I got a heart shaped one from IKEA for $1
Stir sticks or a bag of wooden craft sticks, can even use sucker sticks
Ziploc baggie or piping bag. 
Cellophane wrap or treat bag

Option 1:
Ingredients:
8 oz. chocolate bittersweet, semisweet, milk, and white chocolate all work (I used Andes Mints baking chocolate) 
3 Tbsp cocoa, sifted
6-8 Tbsp confectioner’s sugar, sifted, depending on how much sweeter you’d like your hot chocolate
pinch of salt
Giver’s blog has the best directions on making hot chocolate on a stick. http://www.giverslog.com/?p=3290
Option 2:
Just use baking chocolate and heat in microwave. Fill mold with ziploc bag or piping bag. Always tap the chocolate in the mold on a surface to release air bubble. Stick the stick straight up after the chocolate has hardened a little. 
Pink cake plate has a cute way to personalize your craft sticks. http://pinkcakeplate.com/cake/valentines-day-hot-chocolate-on-a-stick-gift-idea/

Print out a cute printable for the top of the stick


Valentine’s Chocolate DIY

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:
Mustache Mold
Sucker sticks
Cellophane wrap or Cello bags
Baking chocolate
Cute printable
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.