Happy [cheat on your diet] day! I hope you eat all the heart shaped things your [actual] heart desires. So, Valentine’s day for me is nothing special because my husband works noon to midnight… although I am making strawberry waffles [cut into hearts] It’s not gonna be the flowers & food I shouldn’t be eating dream it could be. There’s something about a romantic breakfast that isn’t that romantic.
If you’re single, YOU ARE NOT MISSING OUT. It’s just as lonely actually having a Valentine and they aren’t even around. Its not his fault or anything, but it still makes me feel lonely and abandoned. SO. Here I am, with you… my favorite company on earth.
Here’s a fun little DIY you can do for your BFF, your work wife, your spouse, your mom… you get where I’m going here.
Buy [at your local grocery]:
- 4 different Valentine’s candies
- Starbucks 4 pack of frappuccino bottles
Buy [at your local crafty store]:
- Valentine Paper [to wrap the box]
- Valentine Paper [different prints for lids]
- Solid Red/White/Pink Cardstock
- Glue stick
- E6000 [also glue]
- Heart stickers, beads, rhinestones etc.
- Cute 1/4″ ribbon [4 kinds if you want each jar different like I did]
I’m not going to give too much instruction, because it’s a lot of measuring & cutting.. but I’ll give you a general idea on how to attack this project. ***[If you just want to give the single bottles to 4 different people & not the 4 pack to that special someone, then skip Steps 2, 3, & 4.]
- Empty, rip off label, wash & dry coffee bottles. [If you aren’t in the mood for 4 frappes then just put them in a pitcher in the fridge, they’ll stay good a few days]
- Cover your box with the Valentine Print Paper.
- Cut out 4 hearts & put cute Valentine phrases on them. [one for all sides of the box]
- Now, cutting the paper for the outside of the box is super wild & not that fun so I just covered it really well with glue & threw glitter on it.
- Trace the lid of the jar for your perfect circle on your solid colored paper.
- Trace 4 smaller circles on your Valentine print papers using something around the house [shot glasses make great circles]
- Cut 4 small hearts for the lid.
- If you found beads or rhinestones you’ll need to use the E6000 glue to put those on.
- ASSEMBLE. Glue together your lid circle, smaller circle, hearts, & letters/beads/etc. onto the lid with E6000.
- NEXT… which you cannot see pictured here is the paper on the bottle. You’ll measure the space you need and wrap a print or solid paper around where the label used to be. Decorate with your stickers, something similar to the top of the bottles [like circles & hearts], or make your version of conversation hearts & decorate the front of your new label.
- Fill your bottles with candy!
- Measure your ribbon so it fits around the bottle, you can tie a bow or just a nice knot, but you’ll also want to glue the ribbon with E6000 onto the lid of the bottle.
Good Luck! You can always use this idea and change it to any Holiday theme. Maybe do some nice rainbow, green & gold ones for St. Patrick’s Day! [Lots of] Kisses.