Saturday, January 26, 2013

My Little Valentines

I was walking through Michael's the other day, trying to decide how to use my Christmas gift cards, when I stumbled upon a display that was all set up for the next major "holiday." 

Valentine's Day. 


Matthew was never really a fan of Valentine's Day, but we always did something, however small to celebrate the day. This year is different because it's the first year in a very, very long time that I don't have a Valentine. 

Then I realized, I don't just have one, I have 4... 

These sweet faces are all the Valetine's that this broken-hearted Auntie could need! 

 So I scooped up this package of heart shaped boxes to make little valentines for my sweethearts! 

 And a little Valentine candy for some inspiration...

 I pulled out my paints for the first time in way too long, and went to town! 

 I used my awesome Silhouette machine to cut out sayings graphics for my heart boxes with pink vinyl. 

 Then I applied the graphics to my little boxes.

 After applying the vinyl sayings, I applied a coat of polyurethane varnish to keep the paint from chipping off. 

Once they dried, I was finished.

 Now I have cute little treat boxes to give my nieces and nephew, and even a few extra to give to a few special people I know... now I just have to decide what to put inside. 

Have you done any Valentine crafting yet? 

I'm sharing this project at the following link parties: 

~ What's In The Gunny Sack @ The Gunny Sack ~ Tutorials & Tips Link Party @ Home Stories From A to Z ~ Take-A-Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Crafts ~ Tell Me Tuesday @ Him & Her ~ Time to Shine @ A Diamond in the Stuff ~ Too Cute Tuesday @ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~ Lil Luna Link Party @ Lil Luna ~ Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts ~ Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims ~ Wicked Awesome Wednesday @ Handy Man, Crafty Woman ~ Show & Share @ Southern Lovely ~ Creative Juice Thursday @ Momnivore's Dilemma ~ Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage ~ Wildly Original Link Party @ I Gotta Create ~ BFF Open House Link Party @ The Answer Is Chocolate ~ Delicately Constructed Friday @ Delicate Construction ~ Anything Goes Link Party @ Bacon Time ~ Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now ~ Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots & Jello ~ Free For All @ Young & Crafty ~ Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters' Stuff ~ Show & Tell Saturday @ Be Different Act Normal ~ Think Pink Sunday @ Flamingo Toes ~ Sunday Show Off Linky @ Twigg Studios ~ Sundae Scoop Link Party @ I Heart Naptime ~

Thank you for featuring this project!!!


  1. These are cute! I want to make these! I decorated the mantle, but that's about it. To my mind it's still just after New Years' - I cant believe that February will be here this week.

  2. Hey Bethany, I love did such a wonderful job! I am sure your 4 little cuties will be tickled pink. You must be the greatest aunt in the world...I'm jealous!

  3. Absolutely adorable! I wish we lived closer to a Michael's (or somewhere I could get the stuff) - this would be something fun to do for the kiddo! Thanks for the idea :)

  4. This is awesome. I will love to do it personally. You must Visit this site.

  5. Super cute project! I love that you can fill them with a special treat!

  6. OMG what a great idea! These are so cute . I'll have to add this to my long to do list of projects ;) I'm a new follower.

  7. Very cute! I have never tried to paint those paper mache' items 'cause I thought that the paint would warp them...I guess not...yours look great! Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. I've been an ultimate slacker with Valentine's Day...perhaps I'll buy a bottle of wine and invite a few crafty friends by.

    LOVE this project. It just inspired an idea... Going to feature you, pin, facebook, and sing your praises. everywhere, Bethany!

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Juice.

    My best,

  9. What a great idea! I never would have thought to turn them into conversation hearts.

  10. Awww! They are super cute for some sweet little cuties. Way to go Auntie!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  11. Adorable boxes! The kids will love them. Way to look on the bright side!

  12. I LOVE these! I bought those boxes too, and was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with them. Thanks for the great idea!!

  13. So clever and cute! I love conversation hearts in any form!
    I'd love for you to come over and share at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.

  14. Oh my gosh, what an amazing idea. These are so stinkin cute!

  15. These are adorable! I am running to Michaels asap!

  16. These are too cute. You're a STAR tonight over at I Gotta Create!

    Thanks so much for linking up,
    <3 Christina

  17. Very informative site and article, i must bookmark it and keep posting interesting articles.


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