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“I Moustache” (Valentine’s Printable)

12 Feb

MustacheValentine's

Aren’t these valentine’s the cutest?  Do you get it? (“I Mustache” sounds like “I Must Ask” in case you didn’t get it.)  FabHubby didn’t get it and said the moustache was silly.  Oh well, I think they are adorable.  Below are the directions and the files incase you want to make your own “I Moustache” valentines:-)  Enjoy!
“I Moustache” Valentine Supplies

  • Hershey kisses
  • Cellophane treat bags (I used 3.75″ x 6″ bags)
  • Full sheet laser/inkjet labels
  • Cardstock

“I Moustache” Valentine Instructions

  1. Download “I Moustache” bag topper and Moustache Hershey kiss labels below.
  2. Print out “I Moustache” bag toppers.  If you are using 3.75″ x 6″ bags, you can fit two toppers to a page.
  3. Print out Hershey kiss stickers.  A 3/4″ circle hole punch works great for quickly cutting out the stickers, otherwise you will have to cut each sticker out using scissors.
  4. Peal off sticker backing and place on the bottom of a Hershey kiss.
  5. Place Hershey kisses in cellophane treat bag (I used 6 per bag).
  6. Fold “I Moustache” bag topper and half and place over the top of the cellophane treat bag.  Staple at each end to hold in place.
"I Moustache" Bag Topper

“I Moustache” Bag Topper

 

Moustache Hershey kiss stickers

Moustache Hershey kiss stickers

 

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Valentine’s Treats

12 Feb

These are FabDaughter’s and my Valentine’s!

I first saw this Valentine’s idea on Pinterest and thought it was freaking adorable.  The directions and idea came from Tammy Michell (click on her name to go to her blog).

I made the labels using Photoshop Elements.  The scalloped frame is a free download from The CoffeeShop Blog.  I used big fish ensamble font and the heart symbol is the KR Heartalicious font.  Both can be downloaded for free.  I printed out my label using the the Inkjet white full sheet labels from Office Max.  I fit 12 labels on a sheet.

Since FabDaughter is taking these to daycare, I decided to just purchase snack bags of goldfish to be safe and attach the labels I made right onto the bag.  These were so cute I decided to make some Valentine’s from me using white pillow boxes and filling them with swedish fish.

I’m so excited for FabDaughter’s first Valentine’s day at school.  (Up until this year she’s been at an in-home daycare.)  I hope her friends all like their goldfish Valentines.  Later in the week all the toddler parents are invited to attend a Valentine’s pancake breakfast.  I couldn’t be more excited to attend my first school event!!

Valentine’s Craft

11 Feb

FabDaughter has really been into painting lately so when I saw this craft idea on Rust & Sunshine I knew we had to make handmade Valentine’s!  We used toilet paper rolls, tape, plain white cardstock and pink & red acrylic paints.  I squirted some paint on a plate, dipped the toilet paper roll into it, showed FabDaughter how to stamp the heart and then she took over.  She had lots of fun “painting hearts” and has already specified who gets each Valentine she made.  What a fabulous activity for a toddler!

Salt Dough Valentine’s Hearts

21 Jan

Since FabDaughter had such a good time making salt dough Christmas ornaments, I decided we should make salt dough hearts for Valentine’s Day. (I have a lot of cookie cutters so we are probably going to make something salt dough related for every holiday.) She has also really been into painting lately and painting little figurines is more fun than just painting on paper. This activity is perfect for a week night after work since the salt dough is super easy to make. We also break up the steps into a few nights. The first night we made the dough (and played with it too), cut out our hearts and baked them. The second night we painted one side of the hearts and the third night we painted the other side and varnished them.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with 30 hearts, so I strung some of them up and used it as garland over our sliding glass door for a Valentine’s Day decoration.

If you need the recipe for salt dough, check out my post: Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments.

A Heart Breakfast

15 Jan

Have you ever been on Pinterest? If you haven’t let me tell you about it. It is kind of like a virtual cork board where you can organize and share all the great ideas you want to try out. Essentially, you “pin” an idea to a board you create. You can have as many different boards as you want and you can create boards on any category you desire. It’s an obsession of mine and also a great place of inspiration.

Anyway, someone pinned bacon in the shape of hearts for a Valentine’s Day breakfast idea. Inspiration! I thought I would try it and I made FabDaughter a heart-irific breakfast. She had heart french toast, heart bacon and some blackberries all served on a heart plate. If I had fruit that I could have used one of my heart-shaped cookie cutters on, she would have had heart fruit too. Oh well, maybe next time but she really loved her heart-irific breakfast!

So are you wondering how to make heart-shaped bacon? I made it in the microwave because I wasn’t sure how I would be able to flip bacon arranged in the shape of a heart. I used 4 pieces of bacon and started out by folding each of them into a V-shape. Then I took each end of the V-shaped bacon and folded them to the center to make a heart shape. I put the bacon hearts in between a couple of paper towels and microwaved them for about 4 minutes total (1 minute for each piece of bacon). My husband thought my heart-shaped bacon was silly but it was fun to try and I think I’ll make it again on Valentine’s Day:-)

Valentine’s Day Printables

3 Jan

Only 6 more weeks until Valentine’s Day!  Hooray!  I’m going to get started early this year in order to pack in all the fun decorations, crafts and baking I would like to accomplish in order to celebrate the holiday of LOVE.  With that being said, here is my first Valentine’s Day decoration.  I created these images using Photoshop Elements.  You can print them out, frame them and set them out for decoration.  I printed the 2nd image (pink background and white letters) as an 8 x 10 and have it in a white frame in my kitchen.  It looks adorable.  Enjoy!  XOXO!