Monday, February 11, 2013

The only almost crafty Pinterest thing I have ever done

There are two things you should know about me in order to grasp the enormity of this accomplishment:
1) I am NOT crafty.  I don't scrapbook.  I don't knit or sew.  In general, I don't do crafts.  I simply do not have the talent, time, or patience for it.
2) I don't like Valentine's day.  You can read about that here.

With these two factoids in mind, check this out:

Impressive, huh???

I saw a link to this page a couple weeks ago while I was cruising Pinterest.  I thought these ideas were much better than the typical valentine cards and candy that my kids usually hand out to classmates. And, better yet, most of them were fairly simple.  For this one, we purchased bubbles at Party City.  We then used a business card template in Microsoft Publisher to make these little labels/cards.  A hole puncher and a little ribbon - then, voila!!  Cute valentine gifts for Emily's kindergarten classmates that don't involve candy and (hopefully) won't end up in the trash as soon as the kids get home like most of the cards.  My 8 year old also made some similar labels and used glue dots to attach them to some little packs of Skittles.  (The only down side, if there is one, is that it was a bit more expensive than a box of the standard cards.  In my opinion, though, it is worth it because it is more useful and more personal.) 

As you can probably guess since I'm including it in a blog post, I think they turned out to be pretty darn cute and I am pretty proud of this little semi-crafty project. 

If you click on the link, you will see many other ideas, but a few of my favorites are: 

  • individual bags of Goldfish with a tag that says :You're quite a catch, Valentine!"
  • individual bags of Teddy Grahams with a tag that says "You are 'beary' sweet!" or "I like you 'beary' much!"
  • Pop Rocks with a tag that says "You Rock, Valentine!"
  • An apple or an apple juice box with a tag that says "You're the apple of my eye."
What kind of Valentines will your kids be giving on Thursday??

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