February 07, 2011

Valentine DIY

Okay, so tonight I'm sharing this little Valentine do-it-yourself in hopes that it will remain a surprise for Noah's mother's day out teachers. I am friends with both of them on Facebook, so there is a chance they might possibly read our blog. But, I just couldn't hold it in any longer! I've been dying to share with you what I came up with to give them for Valentine's.

I knew I wanted to give them something handmade, so I browsed the internet for ideas, trying to come up with something cute. No such luck. Except I did come across these adorable printable tags that I knew I just had to use. So, I kept them in mind and decided to just think on it.

One morning while browsing around Target, I laid my eyes on the cutest, miniature pink ceramic dishes-- it was ♥love at first site. And the best part? They were only $3.99 a piece! I love when I find good deals like that! {Oh, and they also had white and red to!}

Okay, so here is what I did with my lovely find:

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I bought the two dishes, a roll of clear cellophane wrapping, some ribbon, and a package of brownies {hope they both like brownies or aren't allergic to chocolate!}. Then I downloaded the printable tags {which matched the dishes perfectly, might I add!} from here and took the pdf file to Fed Ex/Kinko's to print them off on white cardstock {we don't have a colored printer}.

I followed the directions on the package to bake the brownies, but, since the dishes were miniature, I wasn't quite sure how much of the mixture to put into the dish or for how long I should bake them. So... I guessed: I poured the brownie mixture just a little more than halfway and baked it for 45-50 minutes. They came out perfect!

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While I let the dish cool, I cut out one of the printables and decided to fancy it up a bit by adding some tiny diamond-stickers {found at Hobby Lobby} around the edges of the tag. I punched a hole in one of the corners of the tag, cut some ribbon and cellophane, and then tied it all up. Isn't it cute?!

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I love it! Hope they do too!

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23 comments:

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

OH MY GOODNESS. I am so doing this. (And how funny that I posted about brownie goodness today, too. We are same brain).

Ashley Eiban said...

SO cute! I don't really have any teachers or anyone to give those too- but I REALLY want to make them! :) Thanks for sharing!!

Jami Nato said...

i'm a teacher...well i used to be. so ya, you could send me one if you want. hahaha. super cute idea!!

Linda P. said...

Gorgeous! What a sweet and yummy idea. I think pink and brown look pretty together. They will LOVE these.

Brittney @ britandtheboys said...

very cute and YUMM! You and Lelan need to stop putting brownies up! I started weight watchers yesterday so anything looks good to me :)

Mama Jill said...

Oh man your one of THOSE MOMS!!!! lol! Slow down Libby! Your making all of us look bad! Haha! Just kidding! So I totally L.O.V.E. this! You are very creative. I ESPECIALLY love this cause its pink :)

Hearthandmade said...

omg... im a big fan of those ceramic dishes!! dont care about anything else lol giz the dish!!

This is a great diy idea :)

Heather said...

Such a cute idea! I just discovered your blog, and I am loving it! thanks! xxoo

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

SO doing this for the teacher this year and might have to have a couple of extras on hand for my sweet friends! You're the BEST girl!

The Christians said...

These are ADORABLE! You are so talented and creative! What a fun idea! I saw those too at Target and passed them up. :-( Now I'm wishing I hadn't!

Lindsey Jo said...

very cute!

twolittletots said...

those are so, so cute! i love the pink pans! i will have to look for them at target! anything pink i love!

Lisa Giefer said...

Too cute, will have to try that idea.
Lisa

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Too cute! You made it look so easy and fabulous!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Very cute! I bet they loved them! I know I would! Thanks for linking up!

Stacy @ She's {kinda} Crafty said...

Those are Beautiful!! Who has two thumbs and would love to receive that as a gift any day of the week? "THIS GAL!!"

Laurel {Make and Takes} said...

What a beautiful idea! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

Abby said...

Cute! I may have to head out and look for those dishes... Those would make any meal special during the year!

too Blessed to Stress said...

so cute! I love the little details :)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

To Sew With Love said...

lovely! would love for you to link up at our crafty saturday party!

http://tosewwithlove.blogspot.com/2011/02/crafty-saturday-link-up-party-no-7.html

Jami said...

This is my kind of gift! I hope you'll stop by and share it at the Pretty Packages Party!
http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/02/pretty-packages-party-6.html
smiles!
Jami

Christine @ Pure Joy Events said...

Visiting from Tatertots & Jello. What a cute blog! Love this project. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower.

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

That is such a great idea!!! Please come join us at the Project Party here: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-make-your-blog.html