Simple & Cute Homemade Valentines!

It’s a really good thing I looked at my youngest daughter’s school calendar yesterday.  Her class is having her Valentine’s Day party Friday.  Since I will be in South Carolina for my half marathon I realized we needed to finish up her Valentines we made for her classmates and teachers.  My camera is on the fritz so I had to use my iPhone camera to take these photos.  Sorry they aren’t the best.

I had left over candy canes from Christmas and decided to make these heart Valentines using those.  The idea came from Family Fun several years back.  I usually don’t have left over candy canes, so I was excited to be able to make these candy cane hearts.  I let my 8 year old use the glue gun to help adhere them to the paper.  Super easy!  Unfortunately, I only had enough candy canes to make 9 of those cards.  We decided we needed to make some other Valentines since there are 25 in her class.

We made a few of the “Guess who loves you!” with the owl stamp, but it was a tad bit difficult to get the holes punched for the googly eyes.  So just a few kids will receive those.

The rest of the kids will receive the cute “You make my heart GLOW!” Valentines I got from the talented The Teacher Wife.  After printing Lindsey’s {The Teacher Wife} very cute heart labels.  All you do is tape them on a glow stick bracelet.  Again, easy and cheap.  I bought the bracelets in a package of 5 at Wal Mart for $1.  I only needed 12.  Three packages of 5 gave me 15.  My Daughter was glad there were 3 left over for her. 😉  {Thank you Lindsey!}

I fell in love with Design Aglow‘s idea of using the strawberry Crush bottles.  This was a perfect gift to hand out to the teachers!  I put my spin on it {didn’t have the time to do the photos} and made the labels you see.  I matted my label onto some red card stock.  Next, I pulled out my decorative scissors and used them to cut around the edges.  Used a regular hole punch to slide the ribbon through and tie on to the bottles.  Simple, but cute as can be!  I am sharing my labels with you, in case you want to do this.  Click HERE to download my version of the Crush Labels.

Time to pack for my trip to South Carolina…

Happy Valentine making,