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!
- 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.