We have a full week of Valentine’s Day inspiration leading up to the 14th! Today we’re sharing a little paper project to help decorate for this lovely season. These Valentine’s Day wreaths are made up of lots and lots of hearts! Here’s how you can make your own… Supplies: scrapbook paper, a paper cutter, and hot glue. Directions: 1. For the medium wreath, cut 6 strips of paper 1″ wide by 8″ long and 6 more strips of paper 1″ wide by 10″ long. 2. Fold the 8″ strips in half, patterned side together. Fold the 10″ strips in half, white side together. 3. Glue one end of an 8″ strip to an end of a 10″ strip, white sides together. 4. When the glue is
Happy Monday, friends! Still stumped as to what to make for Valentine’s Day? Today we’re sharing three sweet cupcake ideas that are perfect for the 14th. Heart-Shaped Cupcakes First up: heart-shaped cupcakes! Well, kinda-heart-shaped cupcakes. We have seen the Pinterest hack to make heart-shaped cupcakes by adding glass marbles to a cupcake tin and thought we’d try it out! Instead of marbles, we rolled up tiny pieces of aluminum foil and placed them between the cupcake tin and the liners. They looked so promising! But, alas, it was too good to be true. They don’t have a pointy base, but they can still pass as hearts, right? Candy Melt Conversation Cupcakes Next up are these Candy Melt Conversation Cupcakes! All you need to create these
Looking for something a little more sophisticated to serve your Super Bowl party guests this weekend? These mini caprese salad bites are delicious, impressive, and secretly SO easy to put together! Here’s how… Ingredients: cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, and toothpicks. Directions: Grab a toothpick or a plastic appetizer skewer and start stacking your ingredients in whatever order you like. We found it was best when the basil leaf was between the tomato and the mozzarella. Once all of your caprese bites are assembled, drizzle some balsamic vinegar over the top (or leave it on the side for dipping!). There you have it! Easy and impressive appetizers your guests will love. Want to go a more traditional route? Try these!
Is it Valentine’s Day yet?? Today we’re sharing the easiest way to make anything Valentine-themed. All you need is a heart-shaped cookie cutter! Watermelon, strawberries, and mango make the perfect little heart-kabobs. Use a cookie cutter to turn the fruits into hearts and then stick them on a skewer. They’re perfect for parties! The watermelon hearts are also great to make mini Popsicles. Add them to cake pop sticks and place them in the freezer for an hour or two! We didn’t just stop at fruit…you can make just about any appetizer tray Valentine-themed when you have a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Try cheeses and pepperoni! What do you have planned for Valentine’s Day? We’d love to hear!
My boys are making Valentine boxes for school and we are so pleased to have Places for Faces help out with the decorating! What better way to personalize your valentine mailboxes than with pictures of your own sweet little face? In addition to dessert toppers, tags, and valentine labels, Places for Faces now offers a template that is perfect for decorating a valentine box, complete with speech bubbles! Try Places for Faces today! Your little valentines will love it
We just adore all of the sweet DIY arrows people have been sharing on Pinterest for Valentine’s Day…so we decided to make our own! We went with a purple theme (thanks to a bag of beautiful feathers from Joann’s) and used some matching felt and wooden dowels to create the finished product. Here’s how you can make your own… Supplies: 12″ wooden dowels, colorful feathers, felt, scissors, and hot glue. Directions: 1. For each arrow, you will cut three pieces of felt. Two matching hearts, and one thin strip (about 2″ long). 2. Use hot glue to attach three or four feathers to one end of a wooden dowel. 3. Wrap the thin strip of felt around the base of the feathers and attach using hot
Are you excited for Valentine’s Day?! We are busy prepping the boys’ valentines to take to school with them next week and we are loving how they turned out! Places for Faces now offers Valentine treat bag printables that are perfect for wrapping up candy hearts, stickers, chocolates, and so much more! Here is how we used Places for Faces to customize our valentines… Supplies: – A “Valentine Treat Bag Label” printed template from Places for Faces (you can find LOTS of Valentine’s Day-inspired stickers and templates to choose from on Places for Faces!). – Scissors – A stapler – Cellophane treat bags – Treats to fill the bags! Directions: 1. Use Places for Faces to create your template and print it as many times as
On our hunt for Valentine’s Day supplies, we came across this adorable heart frame and just could not part with it. At only $1, can you blame us? We added some wood tint and cute little felt buntings to make a sweet Valentine’s Day frame. Here’s how you can make your own… Supplies: wood frame, gray wood tint, a paint brush, twine, felt, scissors, and hot glue. Directions: 1. Apply wood tint with a paint brush according to directions. 2. While the wood tint is drying, cut triangles out of felt. 3. Attach the triangles to twine with hot glue to create two buntings. 4. Attach the buntings to the frame with hot glue. 5. Add a photo! This frame would make a wonderful Valentine’s