diy, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day

Candy Bouquet

I made this little candy bouquet with a dozen of his favorite candies for the hubby for Valentine’s this year. Super simple and inexpensive. These would make for great coworker, teacher or neighbor gifts as well!

Start with a clean can and floral foam (or styrofoam would work well too).

Stuff foam into can.

Get out your candy! We like chocolate around here, can you tell? 🙂 I got a little crazy pregnant woman on the Snickers. whoops! The ‘fun packs’ work out to be the best deal. Lots of little candies and you can get a variety. Each of these were $1 and there was enough to do 2 bouquets.

Hot glue candy onto wooden or white sticks. While those are drying, wrap can in cute scrapbook paper or fabric and embellish as desired. I’m a simple gal and loove me some hearts, so I just went with a paper heart on the front of mine.  Arrange candies in foam. Cover top with any type of ‘filler’. I shredded some kraft paper for mine.

Enjoy!

diy, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day

Heart Hoops

I made a heart hoop last week for pictures to announce my pregnancy. It was so much fun, I decided to make lots of mini versions for my valentines this year!

Here’s what you need:

-Embrodiery hoop (I used the smallest size. They were .79 at Hobby Lobby)

-Small piece of fabric

-Small piece of felt or coordinating fabric

-Embroidery thread

-Needle

Secure your fabric into your hoop.

Trace out a heart onto your felt or fabric. Cut out with scissors or pinking shears.

Stitch your heart to the fabric.

After you’ve stitched on your heart, trim the edges of the fabric.

Hot glue the inside of the hoop and fold the extra fabric over. This gives it a more finished look. You could just trim the fabric to the edge of the hoop if you’d rather skip this step.

All finished!

These are really quick and easy to put together and I think they’re so darn cute.

All packaged up ready to spread the love!

recipes, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day

Little Cups o’ Love

I had plans to make the amazing heart cake today, but found this recipe from Positively Splendid and decided to give them a shot. Now I’ll say, I didn’t have strawberry cake mix or red sprinkles, so mine turned out slightly different. 🙂

The recipe is super simple. You mix together cake mix, a stick of butter and an egg, which makes a yummy cake like cookie. Then you can add the heart on top with melted almond bark.

I got the bright idea to just add red food coloring to my cake mix. I found out that yellow cake mix and red food coloring will make a nice orange color, but not so much the pink or red I was going for. 🙂

Here are my little ‘oranges’ as my husband described them. haha

I made up some pink sugar with food coloring since I didn’t have any red sprinkles. It helped the color a little bit.

The hearts are piped almond bark. I just used a ziplock bag and snipped the corner. I had quite a few rejects, which my hubby was happy about since he always gets to have all the not so perfect baked goods. 🙂

 

I put two cookies in these little cups.

And then wrapped them up with cellophane, twine & yarn and a little heart tag. (My mom cut out about 100 red and aqua hearts on her Cricut for me!)


Perfect little treats for my neighbors and coworkers.

 

Happy Friday everyone!

If you’re celebrating this weekend, enjoy!