Fruit Valentines


I have another Valentine Day idea that would be perfect for your kid’s classroom valentines or a Valentine’s Day Party…or even a fun birthday party with a colorful rainbow theme.

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A few years I spotted these adorable fruit tag printables from Alpha Mom via Cindy Hooper from Skip to My Lou and have thought about them often.  I even printed them out and used them in my kids lunches a few times.

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Aren’t they so cute?  These would be a fun Valentine’s Day Treat for the health conscious person or food allergy riddled person such as myself…

So I decided to come up with a fun Fruit Valentine for Valentine’s Day using these cute Runts.  Have you seen Runts?  They were one of my favorite candies growing up.  I am not a big “candy” fan now as I prefer to spend my calories on chocolate.  But if I am forced to eat candy then I would choose Runts (or Skittles) except for the bananas…those I am not a fan of!

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Now obviously the sayings I used have pretty much been used all over the place…but here are the versions I chose to use…

You Are Really Grape!

You Are Berry Special!

I Go Bananas For You!

Orange You Glad We’re Friends?

You Deserve The Lime Light!

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If you would like to download the Fruit Valentines, click on the link below.

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*If you are not a fan of The Idea Room on Facebook, you will need to click like first and become a fan. After you become a fan you will need to click on “Get your free gift” in the upper right hand corner of the Idea Room FB page and then click on “Previous Downloads”.

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It’s important to get your daily servings of fruit ;)!

Tic-Tacs Tik-Tok Valentine

Here is another quick and easy homemade Valentine’s Day gift.  This is another simple one that you can simply print the label and paste it right over the existing label of a box of Tic Tac’s.

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It doesn’t get any simpler than that does it?  These could be fun to give to your teacher or your significant other alone or in a gift basket.

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And, of course I am sharing my free labels with you.  Simply click on the image of the label below.  This will take you to my FB download page if you are already an Idea Room FB fan.  Then click on previous downloads.  There you will find the labels to download.

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If you aren’t an Idea Room FB fan, the link will take you to my FB page which you must like first.  Then click on Get Your Free Gift in the upper right hand corner of my FB page.  Click Previous Downloads.

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I have a couple more simple gift ideas coming this week and then I promise to move on to some bigger and better home décor items.  Is anyone else getting tired of the cold at your house?  I have been so unmotivated because it has been so frigid over here!  My pipe in my kitchen sink even froze.  If you follow me on FB you know that we were luckily able to get the pipe to thaw slowly, saving us from a burst pipe.  Thank Goodness!  Those are not fun!

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Valentines Day Gift—I Chews YOu!

I have an entire week of some simple Valentine’s Day Gifts ideas and free printables to go with them coming up!  I meant to get this up sooner…but had to deal with a frozen pipe under my kitchen sink today.  Good news is, we were able to slowly thaw the frozen line and so far things look like a disaster has been averted. Thank goodness!

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Last week I shared with you a couple other Valentine’s Day gift ideas…Crush Valentines Gifts and the Sealed with a Kiss Valentines gift ideas.

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Today I am providing you with this printable “I Chews You!” Valentines day gift tag.  All you need to do is wrap up some gum or a “chewy” candy and add the fun tag.

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To get the free printable you can simply click on the image below.  This will take you to my Idea Room Facebook Fan Page.  You will need to like the page to gain access to the printables.

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(Simply click like and then in the upper corner click on Get Your Free Gift).  Then click on Previous Downloads.  You will be able to click on the label here and print it.  You can resize the labels for you various needs by choosing your printer selections to print at 100% or smaller.

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I have been having a lot of fun lately playing around with and making labels…so don’t be surprised when you see them popping up here this week.  I promise to stop shortly though, cause I have a recent project that I made for my son’s room recently that I am super excited about!

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I just want to be sure to get out these Valentine’s Day ideas so that if you want to use them you will have plenty of time to get them done yourself before Valentine’s Day comes!

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Valentine Card Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is next week and I just barely finished up the girl’s Valentine’s cards to give to their friends.  I have seen some fun versions of these around the internet and decided to make theirs a bit more personal this year.  So I am sharing with you some different valentine card ideas today.

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There is not a lot too these Valentine’s ideas other than just simply taking a photograph of your child in front of a white wall if possible…in our case we used our garage door and then I was able to Photoshop the hinge lines out of the pictures.

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For the youngest, I just took a picture of her in the snow in front of a rock.  Busy backgrounds are not the best choice if you want to add some writing to your photo.  Then just using my Photoshop Elements program I drew some hearts and added some simple heart shapes and some text.

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I also created some Valentine Bag Toppers (which I originally saw on Martha Stewart) by placing one of the photographs onto a new blank creation that measured 3 inches x 5 inches to place on a candy baggie that measured 3 inches x 4.75 inches. 

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Then placing the photo on the bottom half, you fold the topper in half and then staple it onto your baggie of candy.

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Fairly quick and easy and I think it makes a great little Valentine gift for their friends.  My son did not want to have anything to do with these sorts of Valentines…and I can’t really blame him.  He went for the standard Valentine’s in a box.

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I attached some candy to each Valentine.  On some we glued on some Dove chocolate and on the youngest we stuck suckers through the card by placing a small hole above and below her outstretched hand.  This card has been circling the internet for a couple of years now and I finally made one.  And I have to say, that it has been a big hit.  She is so excited to hand them out to her pre-school friends this year!

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This is the first year I have done anything other than the boxed Valentine’s.  Do you do anything fun or special for your kids Valentine’s Day cards?

 

Need some other Valentine’s Day ideas?  Check out some of these past posts:

Valentine Bingo Cards

Valentine Hand Prints

Hearts Yahtzee Game and Printables

Valentine Heart Suckers

Valentine Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Valentine Candy Cane Heart Suckers

Valentine Heart Wax Paper

Valentine Heart Pancakes

Valentine Heart Felt Wreath

Valentine’s Day Candy Corn Bark

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Heart Wreath


I saw this wreath over at Design Sponge and loved everything about it. But I took the idea and decided to make this felt heart wreath for my self.  It is the perfect Valentine’s Day Craft and although a bit time consuming…it really easy to make.

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This wreath is so easy to make but can be a bit time consuming. My hubby was recently out-of-town on business. So, over a couple of evenings I was able to watch some chick flicks and put together this wreath.

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I bought my heart shaped foam wreath at JoAnn’s (Michaels might have them too). It was $4 and I used my 40% off coupon. I also purchased 3/4 yard (off the bolt) of a nice “velvety” colored red felt. I also picked up a package of straight pins.

I used a cup from my cupboard to make a 3 inch circle template. Then I cut SEVERAL 3 inch circles out of the felt. No I did not count them. Then I took a circle and folded it in half to make a half circle and folded it in half again like my little assistant is demonstrating.

Then take a straight pin and pin it through the bottom of the point. Then stick the pin with the felt into the styrofoam. Continue doing this placing each folded circle close together filling in the spaces. Continue the process for the whole wreath.

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You will not need to do this on the back of the wreath. Then I took a piece of ribbon (about 8 inches) and folded it into a loop and pinned it several times into the back of the wreath to hang it from. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!! This is such a fun and Valentine Heart that will made a great addition to your Valentine Decor.  In fact, I liked it so much I came up with some other projects like it. To see them you can go here:

Valentine’s Day Topiary

For other Idea Room Valentine’s Day Projects you might want to check out these!

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Felt Heart Wreath | Kissing Ball Wire Crate | TIssue Paper Kissing Balls

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Sealed with a Kiss | Candy Cane Heart Suckers | Love Potion no. 9

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Just a Little Crush | Heart Bottles and Cookies | Tic Tac Valentines

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I Chews You Valentine | Three Valentine Printables | Chalk Board Mug

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Framed Heart Decor | Valentine’s Be Mine Décor | Valentine’s Day Game


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Valentine’s Day Card Ideas | Valentine’s Candy Rings | Valentine’s Day Bingo

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Sugar Cookie Recipe | Handprint Valentine’s | Homemade Sucker Recipe

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Valentine’s Day Cookie Pops | Valentine’s Candy Bark | Heart Shape Pancakes

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