Hello Hello!! It's Michelle here with a fun lil' Valentine project I made for my son's second-grade class. I wanted to make something with these cute little acetate pillowboxes that I picked up at Embellish It Online.
I started by cutting some fun Pink Paislee paper in to 2.5" strips. And then just for a little something extra (like a backache after doing 25 of these!), I added some stitching. I chose this wavy pattern instead of a straight-stitch or a a zig-zag because of the rounded pattern on the paper.
I then cut a busier piece of Pink Paislee paper in to 1.5" strips and adhered them to the bottom of my stitched heart piece.
Then I filled my pillowboxes: a little heart notepad, a little Valentine game and some plastic Valentine confetti (all from Oriental Trading purchased for cheap out of season *wink*) and some little SweetTart candies - got those cheap too...more about that in a bit.
My happy little mess....
I also purchased these coordinating glittered chipboard letters and put each child's initial on their own treat package to personalize it. I felt like the package needed just a little something else, so I used the brads that match from the Cupid line as well. Because I already had the paper adhered, I cut off the backs of the brads with a wire cutter and stuck a piece of dimensional adhesive on the back instead of having to poke anything through which could be dangerous for little kids anyhow.
I used different colors of ribbon - all from Papertrey Ink - Melon Berry, Spring Rain, Sweet Blush and Spring Moss (not shown).
And last but not least - the story of the candy. It's Halloween candy! Oh no you didn't. Oh yes I did! I totally put Halloween candy in a Valentine package - LOL I bought this $3.99 bag at Target after Halloween on clearance for 90% off. That would be 40-cents my friends. And candies like SweetTarts never go bad, plus, they're nothing but colored sugar - just what the kids like, right?!
I hope you've enjoyed my first post with Simply Renee. I'll be back next month with a little craft area reorg for ya'll. If you're making anything special for your kiddies and their classmates this Valentine's, leave a link - I'd love to see it!