Hello, friends! I am so excited to be joining the Darice blog team this year! I LOVE paper crafting and throwing parties, and can’t wait to share with you a glimpse at some of my creative adventures this year. And it certainly doesn’t hurt that I get to start with one of my favorite holidays… Valentine’s Day! I always make a handmade treat for my kids each year, so I though I would share these easy to make candy heart homemade valentines. They are the perfect size to sneak into your kids lunches, or make for a friend or co-worker!
Candy Heart Homemade Valentines Tutorial Supplies:
- Darice Valentine’s Themed Embossing Folders
- Pink Heart Doilies
- Darice Lollipop Sticks
- Darice Alphabet Stickers – I used Thickers Flocked Alphabet Stickers.
- Red Cardstock
- Heart Candy Mold Tray
- Red Candy Melts
- Pink Floss
- Darice Scissors
Ready to get started? To begin your homemade valentines, you are going to follow the packaging instructions to make the heart suckers. It’s easy, I promise! You just melt the wafers in a microwave safe container, and use a spatula to fill the trays. Insert the sucker sticks, and just wait for the candy to harden!
Next, use some inexpensive cellophane, or a cut up sandwich baggie to wrap your homemade valentines. Use string to tie it at the bottom.
Set your sucker aside, and with your scissors, cut pennant pieces measuring 1.5 x 4 inches. Emboss pennants using your Darice Valentine’s Day embossing folder.
When you are done, just use your flocked Thickers to embellish each favor treat! You can keep it simple like I did, or spell out the name of who the homemade valentines are for.
I had so much fun making these homemade valentines, I made over a dozen! They only take a few minutes, and they are a fun little treat for friends. These easy flower DIY valentines would also make a fun treat or favor for the holiday!
To check out more tips and tutorials for Valentine’s Day, be sure to visit my blog at Natalme.com.
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Natalie is a wife and mom to four fabulous children. Well, except the last one. She’s a bit of a stinker. Natalie is a full time crafter, thrifter, blogger, photographer and creator of Natalme.com. She has a studio in her home where she likes to hide from her children and watch Netflix on her iPad. I have done everything from being a power seller on eBay, to selling handmade goods and upcycled furniture at local boutiques and art fairs. In her free time, she volunteers for the Circle of Love Foundation and the Special Needs Youth Athletic Foundation, all in hopes of one day being forgiven for her constant use of profanity.