I mentioned that I was in the mood for crafting but not full-fledged take-all-day crafts. Just nice and easy, no more than an hour, do it during a nap kind of crafts.
My mom and Cutie Face whipped up a delectable gift that was super easy but looks like it was done by a professional.
All you need are some pretzel rods, candy melts, and sprinkles.
Mimi had the hardest part--
put the melted candy on the pretzel rods
Cutie Face had the fun, toddler-friendly part
shake shake shake the sprinkles!
Mimi's trick is to immediately put a tray of prepared pretzel rods into the fridge. Once hardened, she puts them in little plastic baggies for a professional presentation (please excuse these iPhone photos--camera died!)
Tie with a ribbon and...Voila! Instant V-Day gifts!
Cutie Face will be attending her preschool V-Day party tomorrow. Originally, I thought I'd use these adorably sweet V-Day printable cards made by Meg from Olliegraphic and offered on Oh my! Handmade Goodness.
We got as far as decorating with Cutie Face's favorite craft accessory--
the pink glitter glue
and then I received an email from Tammy Mitchell Photography
(i subscribe to her email feed and always glean lots of inspiration from her ideas!)
and I was inspired...
sadly, i cannot use her pictures on my blog so check this link if you're curious
Anyway, I wanted to do something along those same lines but my own twist
I knew that Stauffers made cheese crackers in the shape of whales
so Mimi and I went to the Dollar Store to stock up on whale crackers
Using the clear cellophane bags from the pretzel rod craft
and Avery Shipping Label 5163
I drafted two stickers for whale treat bags
One says: "I whaley like you"
the other says: "Whale you be my Valentine?"
Here's the finished product:
If you need a last minute Valentine sticker, let me know, and I'll send this sticker in jpg form to you! I'm very excited for Cutie Face to hand these out tomorrow!