Sunday, February 13, 2011

Quick & Easy V-Day treats!

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!


2 comments:

Southern Belle said...

Ah, what cute ideas!

Kim said...

Awesome ideas! My valentine idea ended up being a little advanced for the twins. I'll keep these in mind for next year :) Love the new banner.