Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’



Updated DIY Valentine Treat Bags!

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Hi gang!  I have an updated Valentine Treat Bag PDF that’s available as a free download! These have been pretty popular over the years and I’ve made this version more universal so that it can be used for any homemade treats you might want to give to that special someone.

Just download the file and print directly onto a paper bag using a color ink jet printer. I’ve found that top loading printers work the best and the flatter the bag the better. Once printed, I stuff a Glassine bag inside to help maintain freshness and to protect the paper from oil stains. Then, using a rotary cutter fitted with a scallop blade, I trim the top inch off for a little extra sweetness.

Once you’ve made the bags, fill them with any sweet treat imaginable! I love making heart shaped brownies cut with a cookie cutter or Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies. Whatever you include, I’m sure the recipient will be thrilled!

Instructions are included in the PDF and if you need bags, I sell them in my Etsy shop. The bags are available in Craft and White along with the the Glassine Liner Bags. Enjoy and happy early Valentine’s Day!

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CONDITIONS OF USE: All Twig & Thistle downloads are subject to our Terms & Conditions. Downloads are for personal, non-commercial use only. In addition please do not redistribute or modify any of the templates. If you’d like to link to the pdf, please link to this post directly. Thanks!

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Mini Monkey Puppets!

Friday, February 11th, 2011

My sister-in-law, Johanna, made the most adorable Valentine’s for her son’s class. These felt monkey finger puppets come complete with heart shaped faces, belly buttons and tails! They are just so stinkin’ cute and I had to share! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone and have a great weekend! xoxo



Friday Finds

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Match Stick Love by JUSTICEPLUSKISS

Hi friends! I’ve had an unbelievable week here at t&t thanks to all of you! I am still in shock over the response to the Valentine Stickers I posted on Monday. I’m so thrilled that people liked them hopefully you can have fun with them in your own way and spread the love one piece of fruit at a time!

Speaking of fun, here are a few things I came across in blog land during the week that I thought you all might enjoy. Have a great weekend everyone and see you back here Monday! xoxox

• I think the world would be a better place if everyone’s business cards were this pretty!
• These bold black and white reupholstered chairs are perfectly divine!
• A Valentine Advent Calendar is quite possibly the cutest idea ever!
• I’m dying over all these red hot picks.
• Excited to learn about The Pressroom, a new letterpress company.



A DIY Valentine Heart Wreath for Fossil

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

I’m so excited to finally share this project with all of you! I put this together for Fossil back in November and it finally made it’s debut yesterday in their “lookbook”section. I, along with five other bloggers, were asked to contribute a craft to be featured in a new DIY section of their site dedicated to Valentine goodies.

I ended up creating a twist on the traditional box of chocolates with this decorative heart. It’s made up of the candy cups typically found inside! In just a few hours and with several simple items, this is an easy project anyone can do. Make it even sweeter and pair it with a few sugary treats!

I’ve included all the details and instructions below. Also, be sure to check out the new Fossil DIY lookbook and enjoy the other crafts from Yellow Owl Workshop, Sterling Style, Creature Comforts, This Fellow,  and News + Blues.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Foam Heart (I used a 12″ form and 1″ thick) Found at craft stores
Straight Pins
Standard Cupcake Liners (Approximately 175)
Thimble
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Ribbon

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Begin by folding cupcake wrappers in half, one at a time. To do so, simply pinch in the center with thumb and forefinger. Then fold again to resemble a floral shape and poke with pin towards small end.
2. Add a bit of hot glue to the back side of pin and insert into foam shape holding down briefly to secure. Continue process and work around entire heart, working your way inwards. The thimble is great to use if your finger starts to get sore but not necessary.
3. Once entire form is full, add a decorative ribbon to back side by securing to foam form with pins. May require 3-4 pins on either side to bear the weight.

4. Hang and enjoy!



Naturally Sweet DIY Valentine

Monday, January 31st, 2011

 

*UPDATE: The Fruit Stickers are now available for purchase through my Etsy Shop

Happy Monday everyone! For some reason Valentine’s Day really has a hold on me this year. I’ve always felt that you don’t need a fancy card or expensive gift to let someone know you love them. For me, it’s the little gestures that I always remember the most. In that spirit I present to you Valentines Day Fruit stickers!

Just Download the PDF, (for a limited time only) print onto sticker paper, cut out with a 1″ craft punch, and apply to your special someone’s favorite fruit. They’re sure to smile when they see what’s snuck into their school or work bag! I made stickers for apples, pears, oranges, bananas, passion fruit, blue berries and a general one for everything else! Enjoy, xoxo

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CONDITIONS OF USE: All Twig & Thistle downloads are subject to our Terms & Conditions. Downloads are for personal, non-commercial use only. In addition please do not redistribute or modify any of the templates. If you’d like to link to the pdf, please link to this post directly. Thanks!

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