Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine Gift Ideas

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!  I wanted to share the treats that sweet pea and I whipped up for her teachers and classmates for this festive occasion.  First up are the teacher gifts.  I saw the idea of making a hot chocolate basket over at Amanda's blog Dixie Delights, so I can't take credit for this clever idea.  I made a trip to the Dollar Tree and picked up 2 mugs (instead of baskets), basket filler, marshmallows and some treat bags.  The hot chocolate packets I already had on hand, and then I whipped up some stirring spoons with things I already had as well, so this project only ended up costing me like $1.50 per mug!!

We attached one of her Valentine's to the bag, and viola there you have it!

 For her classmates we decided to make heart shaped rice krispie treats.  When they were cooled and cut, I dipped them in white chocolate and then sweet pea decorated them with some Valentine's sprinkles picked up in the dollar spot at Target.

I packaged them in clear cups from Dollar Tree, filled with basket filler and cupcake liners also picked up in the dollar spot at Target. (I love me some Target dollar spot!)

 Then they were placed in the treat bags and tied with dollar spot bakers twine and a Valentine.  Aren't they cute!!

Sweets was so excited to go to school today and hand out her treats.  She has had a cough for the past couple of days, so I was back and forth on whether or not to let her go, but I just couldn't break her little heart.  Hopefully she doesn't cough all over everyone!

Hubby and I have plans to go to dinner and see a movie tonight, so I am really excited.  Mom is coming  over to spend the night with sweet pea while we go out, so of course sweets is pumped to hang out with Nana.  Hope everyone has a wonderful love filled day, and I will be back later with a recap of our Valentine's celebration.  Until then, see ya later!!

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Little Sprinkling of Valentine's Cheer!

I don't normally do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day, but this year I had fun putting together a little table scape in sweet pea's playroom.  The garland on the window is just a pack of flat heart cards that I found in the dollar spot at Target.  I hung them on a piece of string with tiny clothespins.

I took some inspiration from the ladies over at At the Picket Fence to make these adorable little envelope chair backs.  The only thing I had to purchase was the dish towels which came in a pack of 2 for $2.50 in the dollar spot at Target.  I have been eyeing the chair backs at Pottery Barn Kids for a couple of years now, but am glad I saved myself some money by making my own.

With the help of sweet pea I also put together this little runner for her table with some leftover drop cloth from a previous project.  I just cut it to my desired length and width then let her help me make hand print hearts. I also cut out some felt hearts and glued them on, then got out my trusty puffy paint wrote the word "LOVE" at both ends and traced around the hand prints to make them look more finished.  It's not perfect by any means but she and I both love it!

Here is what her envelope will look like all stuffed on Valentine's Day. She is gonna be so excited!

I picked these flowers up at the grocery store the other day to add a little Valentine color to the kitchen.  I just used some ribbon I picked up from the dollar spot and taped it around the mason jars.  I think they turned out pretty cute, and they make me smile every time I walk into the kitchen.

Does anyone else out there do much decorating for Valentine's Day?  I am looking forward to next week because sweet pea and I have some fun treats to make for her class and teachers that I hope to share with you.  Until then hope everyone has a blessed day, BYE!

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