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{DIY} Valentine's Day Heart Crayons with Free Printable Tags

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I always have a hard time finding easy (and inexpensive) Valentine's Day gifts that aren't candy. That's why I decided to make heart crayons with cute tags that my daughter can give to her friends this year for Valentine's Day.

I broke up some pink, white, red, and purple crayons (be careful using purple because they can look really dark when melted).  I put the pieces in heart-shaped silicone baking cups and melted them in the oven at 225 degrees for about 8-10 minutes, checking them often.

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I let them cool, popped them out, and here's how they turned out.

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Then I placed them in cello bags, tied them with pink bows, and attached these "You color my world!" Valentine's Day tags created by Michelle from  Printabelle.

DOWNLOAD THE "YOU COLOR MY WORLD" TAGS HERE

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If you're looking for a cute, quick, cheap Valentine's Day gift, I recommend you try these!

FREE Valentine's Day Party Printables from Printabelle

I love ombre, so I absolutely love this sweet collection of pink ombre Valentine's Day party printables from Michelle at Printabelle!

The collection includes: invitations, cupcake toppers, gift bags, gift tags, a "Be Mine" banner (large and small), mini candy bar wrappers, a welcome sign, treat toppers, tented cards, and water bottle labels.

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Here's the whole collection...

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And here are the individual files...

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Thanks, Michelle! These are just lovely!

And remember, if you’d like any of these printables personalized, Michelle will do it for $3 per file! To learn more about Michelle and see all the printable collections, head to Printabelle and the Printabelle Facebook page.

Also, for more Valentine's Day inspiration, check out all our free Valentine's Day printables and awesome Valentine' Day parties on our site.

FREE Valentine's Day Party Printables from Cherry Blossom Charm

Love is definitely in the air with this "tweet" collection of free Valentine's Day party printables designed by Amanda from Cherry Blossom Charm.

The collection includes: party invitations, 2" party circles, drink flags, thank you tags, labels, a "Love is in the Air" banner, and 4 Valentines to give to your friends.

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Here's the whole collection...

And see the individual files...

These are truly adorable. Thanks, Amanda, for such a darling collection!

To learn more about Amanda and see all of her designs, visit her site Cherry Blossom Charm, her Etsy shop, and her Facebook page.

Also, for more Valentine's Day inspiration, check out all our free Valentine's Day printables and awesome Valentine' Day parties on our site.

FREE Valentine's Day Printables from Sweet Scarlett Events

How stylish is this "Vintage Cupid" set of free Valentine's Day party printables from Lea at Sweet Scarlett Events.

My favorite item here is the favor boxes which come in six different designs. I'm planning to use these to fill with treats to give to my daughter's teachers on Valentine's Day.

The collection includes: party squares, cupcake wrappers, a Valentine love note, favor boxes, wine bottle labels, and a "Love" banner. Everything you'd need to throw a sweet party!

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Thanks, Lea, for designing this special party collection for us! To learn more about Sweet Scarlett Events and see all of their designs, visit the Sweet Scarlett Events Etsy shop and Facebook page.

For more Valentine's Day inspiration, check out all our free Valentine's Day printables and awesome Valentine' Day parties on our site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE Valentine's Day Party Printables from Pick.Print.Party.

I love the vintage font, but modern chevron feel of these Valentine's Day printables from  Pick.Print.Party.

The collection includes: an invitation, party tags, a "Be Mine" banner, water bottle labels, and a Valentine's Day card.

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Thank you, Pick.Print.Party. for such a pretty collection. To learn more about Pick.Print.Party. and see all of their designs, visit the Pick.Print.Party. Etsy shop and Facebook page.

For more Valentine's Day inspiration, check out all our free Valentine's Day printables and awesome Valentine' Day parties on our site.

 

 

{DIY} How to Make Rice Krispie Treat Heart Wands

I wanted to create something my daughter would love for Valentine's Day, and boy, did these Rice Krispie Treat heart wands knock it out of the park! Plus, because they're so easy, she could help me with them.

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DIRECTIONS:
Using wax paper, spread warm Rice Krispie Treat onto a greased cookie sheet until it's about 3/4 inch - 1 inch thick.

While "dough" is warm, using a 3 inch heart cookie cutter, cut out heart shapes. (I wish I had a metal heart shaped cookie cutter like this because my plastic one was not deep enough and I had to press hard to get my hearts out.)

Once you've cut out your initial hearts, if your Rice Krispie Treat "dough" is still warm, you can reshape it and cut out more. I was able to cut out 9 hearts.

In microwave, melt white chocolate chips. I melt them on medium high, stirring them every 30 seconds.

Pour melted white chocolate into a zip lock bag. I try to pour the white chocolate into one side of the bag, then snip a tiny corner off of the other side of the bag.

Using quick strokes make lines across your heart with the white chocolate.

Once the white chocolate has dried, sprinkle decorations on the Rice Krispie Treats. I press the sprinkles down to make sure they stick, then gently shake them to get off any loose sprinkles.

Carefully insert a 12 inch lollipop stick into the bottom of the hearts. Then tie with ribbon to display.

If you make some, please send photos to jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I'd love to see how yours turned out!

Also for more inspiration, check out the wonderful Valentine's Day parties on our site, plus our Valentine's Day free printables.

DIY: My Homemade Valentine Cricut Project

I've been talking with the people at Cricut about doing a giveaway with us. (I know, pretty cool.) Well, the giveaway is coming soon, but in the meantime, they sent me a Cricut Expression 2 to try out for myself.

Let me preface this by saying I'm a total beginner and I don't even have any Cricut cartridges yet. But I needed to get crafty because at my daughter's preschool, the rule is that the valentines need to be homemade and the kids need to help. So, what better way to make homemade valentines than with my new Cricut?

I can't tell you how much fun I had cutting out these hearts. I used a couple of the designs that come with the Cricut, and my daughter helped glue them on. Then we hand-stamped some extra hearts using silver ink. My daughter was sick all weekend so this was the perfect project to keep us busy.

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Here's the machine in action, cutting out the big hearts. I used scrapbooking paper and cardstock, both bought at Jo-Ann's.

The coolest part... removing the designs from the sticky cutting mat.

And now we've got 28 homemade valentines! My daughter is hand signing them all on the back.

I will be posting about my other Cricut projects, and the more I learn, the more I'll share, but I just wanted to give you an idea of what I've been up to this weekend (besides feeding my daughter lots of Tylenol and watching Barbie movies).

MORE FREE Valentine's Day Printables from our Readers

Thanks to everyone who submitted their free Valentine's Day printables for me to show off. There are some really cool items here and great designs. Take a look...

Valentine's Day treat boxes from Sweet Pop Studio

Modern Chevron Valentine's Day Printables from Twinkle Twinkle Little Party

 

Wine bottle label with a QR code that will play Etta James "At Last" designed by Silverbox Creative Studio. You must check this out!

Chevron Valentine's Day printables (invitation, cupcake toppers, thank you tags, valentines, straw flags, "Happy Valentine's Day" banner)  from Elle C Occasions -- DOWNLOAD HERE

Valentine's treat bag tags by Your LifEvents -- DOWNLOAD HERE.

Pop tart poppers recipe and downloadable free Valentine's Day printables from Saucy Pants.

Free rocket Valentine from May Details - DOWNLOAD HERE

Thank you everyone for your amazing designs!

For more Valentine’s Day inspiration, check out these great parties from our site and free printables.

 

DIY: How to Make a Tulle Heart Wreath

How cute for Valentine's Day!

Eileen Behar of Behar Party Designs created this tulle heart wreath tutorial for us to share. Thank you, Eileen!

This wreath is a lot easier to make than it looks.  All you need are the following items from your local craft store and a little patience (sometimes hard for me).

SUPPLIES

  • 1 styrofoam heart wreath base
  • 1 large roll of red wedding tulle (or pink, whatever choice of colors that you choose, or you can make more than one color)
  • Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cut your tulle into about 8 inch strips (I tend to cut about 10 at a time and then start to tie on the wreath base so I don’t cut too much of my tulle and have spare left over for another project)
  • Take the tulle and tie it around the base – I started at the top peak of the heart (NOTE:  top peak and bottom point are the trickiest to cover).  I tie a double knot and then take another piece of tulle and criss cross tie it over the previous knot, so there is a double overlay for each. Here are some photos demonstrating the knot.

  • Continue the above step until you have covered the entire heart base.
  • When all is covered, take your scissors and trim the tulle to your liking so it has the dimensions and shape you are looking for . (I actually cut and trim as I go along, but everyone has their own way of doing things.)
  • Use your favorite tulle or ribbon and loop through the tulle in the back of the top part of the wreath to create a hanger and VOILA.. A beautiful, inexpensive Valentine’s Day wreath for a gift or to decorate your home or office.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at beharpartydesigns(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Happy tulle-ing!

Thank you, Eileen, for sharing your easy tutorial with us!

FREE African American Valentine's Day Printables from Love Party Printables

Ana of Love Party Printables has done it again! She's created another adorable set of her "Little Children" Valentine's Day party printables, and this time with African American children. How sweet!

The collection includes: straw flags, cupcake toppers, napkin rings, “Be My Valentine” banner, water bottle labels, tented cards, invitations, gift tags, labels, favor tags, and mini cake bunting.

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Ana has really created something for everyone this Valentine's Day. We are also offering these exact same printables in:

Thank you, Ana!

To learn more about Ana and see all her great designs, please visit her Etsy shop at Love Party Printables.

Also, for more Valentine’s Day inspiration, check out these great parties from our site and see all of our free party printables.

 

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