Valentine’s Day Ideas

We are entering the love zone, February. Time to ponder gifts for our friends, teachers, lovers, and family. In our home we like to make some homemade gifts to bring to our teachers and classmates. Last year we made candy leis, a simple enough and fun craft for all. Here is the quick of it. Lay out an 18 inch piece of plastic wrap and on it carefully space about 8 pieces of wrapped candy. Then roll up the plastic wrap and in between each candy, tie a piece of ribbon. Tie each end together with ribbon and ta da you have a candy lei. For you visual folks I do not have a picture of mine but look at these to give you an idea.

Above is a basket of individually wrapped cookies I had brought to my friend Rindy’s Christmas Cookie Exchange. Each homebaked, large cookie (about a scant 1/4 cup of batter is needed per cookie) is indiviually wrapped in plastic wrap, then gently slid into a CD envelope and secured with a sticker that I had designed on my Microsoft Publisher program. So what does that have to do with Valentine’s Day? Everything! Take this idea and grow it. Try frosted, heart shaped sugar cookies or white chocolate dipped pretzels, all placed in these sweet envelopes and secured with a heart sticker. Oh, you are getting it now. Always take a good idea, I found this idea on this site and expand on it. This keeps craft supplies to a minimum, aids in time management, and repetition of nice things will become your signature. Do something simple, do it well, and do it often.

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