11 February 2012

The Better, Simple Valentines Day: Part I

I’m so happy with the way my Valentines turned out this year! I chose to do a candy instead of a baked good because I have a list of over 100 people to give to, and even I don’t have the patience to bake such a large amount of cookies. The valentines below were inspired by this post from Dandee’s blog (which has the cutest valentines idas). I toyed around with ideas of how I could use her adorable PDF while incorporating candy since I don’t think my friends would be too thrilled with plastic bugs. 
To learn how to make these critter filled Valentines click the “read more” button below.
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UPDATE: It has come to my attention that the link for the mason jar pdf was taken down. I created my own version that is pretty similar. You can get it for free by clicking here and choosing "slow download". If you find that the mason jars are too big for your preference when you print them, you can always adjust the size by picking the "scale" button in your print settings and lowering the percentage. 




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{TOOLS: PDF print-out, paper cutter, X-Acto knife, oval stencils, gummy worms, scotch tape}
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{Cut ovals out of PDF print-out}
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{Using the paper cutter, separate jars and trim excess paper}
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{It should look like this}
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{Final result}

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25 comments:

The Youngs said...

I love this idea, and I agree with you the candy worms are better than the plastic bugs. My kids will be doing this for Valentine's day. However I was wondering were you got the plastic bags you used. Thank you for your response.

robin said...

Hi there Monique, I love your cute idea. Would love to send them to my grand kids this Valentines Day. I don't see your "read more" button any where. My only question is what kind of little bag did you use? And di you simply tape it closed? Thanks for the inspiration.

Robin

Monique The Better Martha said...

I got the cellophane bags from a cake and candy supply store. However I do frequently see similar ones at Michaels. If you are still out of luck I found some on Amazon that would also work.
Best of luck!

(http://www.amazon.com/Clear-Cello-Cellophane-Bags-Photographs/dp/B004OZENJQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1359233660&sr=8-5&keywords=cellophane+bags)

Monique The Better Martha said...

I'm sorry you didn't see the read more button. I'll have to look into why that is. You should be able to see the full post by clicking on the post title. But to answer your question I purchased the bags from a cake and candy supply store, but I've also seen similar ones at Michael's. If you still can't find any in a nearby store Amazon has some that would work pretty well.
Best of luck!

(http://www.amazon.com/Clear-Cello-Cellophane-Bags-Photographs/dp/B004OZENJQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1359233660&sr=8-5&keywords=cellophane+bags)

Allie said...

Hi Monique! These are so fun! They would be a a hit with any kid! I featured them on my blog today ttp://www.missloviecreations.blogspot.com/2013/01/12-sweet-handmade-valentines.html Come on over and check it out and grab a button if you like!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute idea, and my kiddos love gummies! Where can I find the PDF to print the mason jars?

Anonymous said...

I can't seem to find the PDF for the Jar Printable...any suggestions?!

Tam said...

Super cute idea! Will you be posting a PDF for your bug jar? I can't find the "read more" button and nothing happens if I click on the title.

Thanks :)

Monique The Better Martha said...

Click the "this" link from the post above or go to http://www.dandee-designs.com/2012/02/love-bug-valentines.html and click on the pdf download button.
Best of luck,
Monique

Monique The Better Martha said...

Click the "this" link from the post above or go to http://www.dandee-designs.com/2012/02/love-bug-valentines.html and click on the pdf download button.
Best of luck,
Monique

Monique The Better Martha said...

Click the "this" link from the post above or go to http://www.dandee-designs.com/2012/02/love-bug-valentines.html and click on the pdf download button.
Best of luck,
Monique

Lyssa Zimmerman said...

This is awesome. I saw Dandee's valentine when she posted and also though it was such a cute idea. But candy rules :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Clarkson Connection said...

Great inspiration, and thank you so much for sharing! Totally going to use this idea for my daughter's kindergarten class! Keep up the great ideas!

Melody Rorrer said...

Such a good idea. Thanks

Bridget Adams said...

These look great! Unfortunately Dandee took down her pdf file of the mason jars. Do you have it saved? If you do can you share it with us. Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!

Monique The Better Martha said...

Thank you Bridget, and everyone else who e-mailed me for bringing this to my attention. I got on the problem ASAP, and if you now check the update I made to the post, you will see that I came up with a pretty good solution.
xo
Monique

Anonymous said...

These are great! I downloaded the mason jars and they are a perfect size for me. I used a large heart shaped paper puncher instead of the oval and I am sooo happy with the results!

Anonymous said...

what were the dimensions of the cellophane bags? the link you provided to amazon doesnt work so i was just hoping to find them by the dimensions.

Thanks

Monique The Better Martha said...

Please check the updated section in the post for the link.
xo
Monique

amy & lisa said...

I made some of these tonight and I LOVE them!! Thanks for sharing!!

Monique The Better Martha said...

That's fantastic! So happy to help!
xo
Monique

Kirsten Archer said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Monique! I discovered you today because of Pinterest post on this great tutorial. Thank you for sharing. I'm now subscribed to you on Bloglovin and Pinterest and I'm looking forward to seeing more of you on the web. Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! These are PRECIOUS!

Anonymous said...

Love this idea but as stated above I can't seem to get the dimensions I've looked for the update still don't see it? Please reply? Thanks!

Bron said...

Thanks for this idea...combined with the original printable these will make fab little gifts for my family. xxx