Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

It's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is right around the corner and at this very moment, I've got V-Day fever! Here are a couple of crafty ideas that I think are worth sharing...

Felt Fortune Cookies
photo credit: Martha Stewart

1. Using fabric shears, cut a 4 1/2-inch-diameter circle from a piece of felt. Cut a piece of matching ribbon slightly shorter than 4 1/2 inches. Using wire cutters, cut a piece of floral wire slightly shorter than the length of ribbon.

2. Using craft glue, affix the wire to the middle of the felt circle. Glue ribbon on top, covering the wire. Let dry 30 minutes.

3. Fold the felt circle in half, using the wire as a guide, so ribbon is inside cookie. Next, angle the sides toward each other, bending the wire at its halfway point and forming a fortune-cookie shape, as shown.

4. Assemble the fortune cookies. Carefully peel back one flap of the felt cookie, and insert a paper fortune and a few candies. Fold the flap back over to close cookie around contents.

And here's what I plan to make for Hazel's class...

Valentine's Day Treat Packages
photo credit: Martha Stewart

 To make these custom treat packages, cut out a picture of your child, scan it, and print onto heavyweight matte paper. Cut tags using pinking shears for the bottom edges, draw hearts, and stamp or write a message on each one. Fold the tags and tape them to cellophane bags filled with sweets.

Loved these ideas as well...

Valentine Treat Box
photo credit: Martha Stewart

Quilled Flowers
photo credit: Martha Stewart
You can find all of these gift ideas, along with how-to instructions on Lady Martha's website.
Happy Valentine's Day! Hug hug, kiss kiss, hug hug, big kiss, little hug, kiss kiss, little kiss.

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