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DIY Valentine’s Treats and Gifts

DIY Valentine’s Treats and Gifts

You can always buy expensive chocolates and gifts for your loved ones for Valentine’s Day, every store has a huge variety, heck there are even chocolate companies that will hand make your gifts, for a price. But why not show your loved ones how much you love them buy creating some DIY Valentine’s Treats and Gifts, made especially for them.

Valentine’s For The Kids

As a kid I loved writing out all those Valentine cards every year to be handed out to all your classmates, and when I was a kid we didn’t get all crafty with boxes or bags to put them in, we would usually just put them in our back packs or in a grocery bag.  But now a days, kids like to get all kinds of crafty to see who has the cutest carrying case for their Valentine’s cards.  Why not create this cute DIY Valentine’s purse for the girls, you could turn it into a DIY Valentine’s space ship for the boys.

Items Needed

2 Paper Plates

Hot Glue gun

Valentine’s Stickers

Americana Craft Paint

Red Yarn

Elmers Craft Glue

Scissors

Cut the top of the paper plates off, you can cut a pretty design, or even a straight line, whatever the kiddo wants. For the space ship, cut a slot in the middle of one of the plates, big enough to put cards in.  Next, hot glue the curve side of one of the plates and adhere the other curve side to it, to make an opening.  Decorate the outside of the purse/spaceship with stickers and paint.  Cut a piece of red yarn about 3 feet long. Using a little bit of craft glue, draw a line around the outside of the crease of the paper plate and place the yarn around that crease.  Now tie a knot in the ends of the yarn, this is your handle for your bag.

Candy Mold Treats

Items Needed

Wilton Candy Melts

Wilton Heart Mold

Wilton Melting Pot

Wilton Sprinkles

Chocolate Candies

Place the candy melts in the melting pot to melt, if you don’t have one, get one, they are the best invention ever. You could also follow the microwave instructions on the bag to melt them.  While the candy melts are melting, put a layer of Wilton sprinkles, chocolate candies and any other yummies in the bottom of the candy mold. After the candy melts are nice and melted and creamy, pour a good amount into the mold, don’t fill it, you don’t want the candies to be to thick.  Place the filled mold in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to an hour to let them solidify. Pop them out and enjoy.

Salted Chocolate and Caramel Pretzels

Items Needed

Square or Round Pretzels

Hershey Caramel Filled Kisses

M&M’s

Himalayan Sea Salt

Parchment Paper

Cookie Sheet

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place a piece of parchment paper onto the cookie sheet. Lay a layer of pretzels onto the parchment paper. No put a Hershey kiss on each pretzel and place the sheet in the oven.  You only want to bake it about 2-3 minutes.  When the kisses look glossy it is time to take the tray out.  Quickly, and carefully, place an M&M on the tip of each Hershey kiss and press down till it flattens, but don’t let it ooze out.  Now, sprinkle some sea salt on top and place the tray in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.  Keep them in a cool place until you serve them.

These make great gifts for anyone, you could even wrap them up really pretty in a valentine bag, which is coming up next.

DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Bags

These are really inexpensive and really pretty. They are fun & easy to make and add a nice touch to that Valentine’s Day gift.

Items Needed

Paper Bags (any size)

Craft Glue

Lace and Ribbon

Stickers

Scrapbook Paper

Glue Dots

Ok, now it’s time to let the kiddos have fun. Pull out all those craft supplies and let the kids decorate some Valentine’s bags to put all those yummy treats in.  There isn’t any rhyme or reason to this craft, except to get creative and have fun.

 

Some of the items in this post were given to me and some I bought. I do have a few affiliate links that if you buy through them, you can help keep my coffee addiction going. I was also paid for some of the crafts.

 

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