Today, we have some super cute and super easy Valentines DIY Ideas for you from Regular Contributor, Michelle James. These are perfect for anyone…enjoy!

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Easy Valentine’s Day Ideas

Make an Impression with these DIY Valentines

I can’t believe we are almost done with the first month of 2016. Wow! What this means to me is Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. This is one of those holidays that sneaks up on you. Then, you are scrambling to get Valentines ready for the kids, your friends, your co-workers, etc.

I have come up with some easy Valentine ideas that you can throw together quickly without any trouble at all.

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Easy Valentine Ideas

Supplies needed:

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  • Scrapbook paper and Stickers – Valentine themed – I am using Echo Park Blowing Kisses Collection. It is the same one I used for my card class. I love making cards and these were a lot of fun.
  • Raffia
  • Adhesive
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Stapler and staples
  • Ink – Optional
  • Candy Bars – full size
  • Candy Bars – fun size

Step 1

Measure the width of the full size candy bar. Cut a piece of scrapbook paper that is just slightly smaller and will wrap around and overlap. Mine ended up being 6×6.

Step 2

Ink the edges of the paper. This is an optional step and you can’t see it very much but I don’t like to see the white core of the paper. This takes that away and gives it a more finished look. But, if you are making these for the entire Kindergarten class; then, it may be a step to skip, and save yourself some time.

 

Step 3

Place adhesive on the back of the piece at the top and the bottom. Place one of the sides with the adhesive onto the candy bar, and wrap it around as tight as you can.

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I did the same thing for the smaller, fun size candy bars.

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Step 4

For the smaller candy bars, I like to place a few in a bag or baggie and create a fun topper. This is something everyone loves to receive.

There are several bag choices.

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I wanted a clear bag since I had spent some time decorating the actual candy but you could use a brown or patterned bag and decorate that instead. This would be super cute.

I chose the plain baggie because the cello swirly bag was a little too big.

Step 5

Place the candy inside the baggie, then create a topper. Measure the width of the baggie, and cut a piece that is slightly wider and long enough to fold over.

I added another piece on top of the folded piece, and then added some raffia to the top.

Step 6

Place the baggie between the two folded ends and staple in place.

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Step 7

Decorate the larger candy bars with raffia and some stickers.

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So, there you have it. Some easy Valentine ideas that will surely impress everyone you give them to. Enjoy!
~Michelle

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What fun ideas do you have for Valentines?

 


 

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