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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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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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Love Potion no. 9 Labels

Things around here are starting to get put back together and I am making progress on getting my new office organized and the old one cleaned up.  Our floors are in now and I can’t wait to share our progress with you.  We still have quite a bit of work to do as far as the baseboards, some painting and etc.

So I have not been crafting much.  But I did manage to make some fun printable Valentine’s Day Love Potion no. 9 Labels and/or tags.

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These are a really simple addition to a cute bottle filled with candy or your favorite drink.

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I burned the edges of this label and colored the label with a brown crayon very lightly but darker around the edges to make it look like aged paper.

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Or you can cut around the edges of the label and then glue it onto your container…a plastic test tube in this case to make it like a sticky label.

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And, because I like sharing, I have made it available for you to download for your own purposes if you would like.  I made them in brown or in white if you want to color them on your own.  If you would like a different size you can simply choose to print them out at greater than 100% to make them bigger or smaller than 100% if you need them smaller.

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To make the labels for the test tube I printed them at 75% of the original size.  For the round glass container I printed them at 100%.

(*click on the links below to download the labels)

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Love Potion no. 9 Tan Labels

I would love to see if you end up using them and how!

Linking up here: Today’s Creative Blog

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Valentine’s Day Printable

Today I get to share an adorable Valentine’s Day Printable with you.  I wish I could say I made this myself…but I just don’t have any talent in the designing printables…and I am okay with that…as long as I know people who do!  This printable is from Charlotte who is the genius behind The Paper Cupcake.  She designed this one to share with all of you as a fun wrap up gift for our Valentine’s Week.

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You can download your copy of this cute Valentine’s Day Printable below:

Valentine’s Day Printable (8 x 10)

Valentine’s Day Printable (11 x 14)

If you do end up taking a copy of the free download be sure to leave a little note of thanks to Charlotte for sharing her amazing talent!  She deserves to hear how much you guys love it!

If you missed some of our fun this week you can see what you missed by clicking on the links below for some fun Valentine’s Day ideas. 

1. Pink Lemonade Pie from Hoosier Homemade

2. Valentine’s Day Mantel from Shabby Creek Cottage

3. Valentine’s Day Envelopes from Nest of Posies

4. Chalk Board Mugs from Yours Truly…The Idea Room

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We also hosted several giveaways. If you haven’t already entered, be sure to head on over for your chance to win.

1. The Paper Cupcake Giveaway

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2. BayBee-Dahl Boutique Giveaway

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3. The Shabby Creek Shop Giveaway

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4. Nest of Posies Giveaway

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And…if that is not all, we are hosting a fun Valentine’s Day Link Party where you can all link up the great Valentine’s Day things you have been creating too.  You can add your link at any of the sites of the participating Valentine’s Week hosts and it will all show up in this fun Link Party.  So go ahead and link them up.

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Valentine lollipops

Want to make these fun Candy Cane Heart valentine lollipops? They are really easy, fun and make the perfect small gift!

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I shared with you the other day about one of my ideas being shared in the February issue of the Family Fun Magazine. Thanks for all your fun and kind comments. And now that the issues are in the store I can share with you exactly what it was…although MANY of you already figured it out ;)!

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I was contacted back in September by one of the Family Fun editors asking if they could use my Candy Cane Heart Suckers in their 2011 Valentine’s Day issue. They had found my idea circulating the web. Pretty fun for me as I had been a big fan of their magazines for a few years now.

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I thought I would share it with you just in case some of you don’t subscribe to Family Fun.

And if you would like to make some for Valentine’s Day, here are the directions.

Simply take two (per sucker) small candy canes and place them on a greased cookie sheet in a heart shape. Slide a sucker stick in between them like you see in the picture.

Place them in a heated 350 degree oven and watch them closely. After 3-5 minutes, they will be melty and bubbly. Quickly remove them from the oven and pinch the ends of the candy canes together at the top and bottom of each sucker. Be very careful as the candy will be HOT!

Then set the tray aside to cool. After they have cooled completely melt some white chocolate or almond bark in the microwave. Pour a small amount into the center of the suckers and smooth with your clean finger. I added a few colorful sprinkles as well. Let them cool again before packaging or better yet…Eating!


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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

Valentines Treat – Candy Cane Heart Suckers

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Wondering what to do with all of those left-over mini-candy canes? Here is a fun idea that is perfect for Valentine’s Day and the perfect Valentines treat! To make these heart shaped suckers, take two mini candy canes and place them together on a lightly greased baking sheet.

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Place a sucker stick between the bottoms of each. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes.

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Be careful and watch closely as some ovens may vary. Remove them from the oven as soon as they begin to blister and melt a bit, like the picture below.

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As soon as you remove them from the oven, pinch the ends of the candy canes together to cover the sucker stick. Also pinch the top of the canes together. Do this very carefully for they are very HOT! I used a kitchen knife to help shape mine so I would not get burned. Let them cool completely before removing them from the sheet. These would make a fun gift for those on your Valentine gift list or as cute cupcake toppers.

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