February 8, 2011

Valentine Candy Containers

Free Valentine printables are popping up everywhere right now and I've selected two of my favorite printables in case you want to create a few candy containers. Get your color printer warmed up, grab your cardstock and go buy some candy!

The first was one featured on "Free Pretty Things for You". She has beautiful vintage graphics. If you haven't browsed her blog, you really should. You can find this valentine graphic here.


I started by gluing some crepe paper to back of her paper graphic to form a ruffle.

I then glued a second crepe paper ruffle to the on top of the first paper ruffle.

The graphic (with the two sets of ruffles) was then glued on top of the paper cup. Before filling it with candy, I further embellished it by using some hot glue and a pipe cleaner to create a handle. I then added a felt heart and some ric rak to finish the candy cup.

Another favorite printable this year is from Farm Chicks where they feature several different variations of treat bags here.
I just added some trim, a felt heart and scalloped the edges.

Happy Crafting!
Happy Valentine's Day!

By the way, I participated in Sarah's heart to heart 2011 exchange and my box of goodies arrived.

I can't wait to fill the white tree in my craft room with all this loveliness! I promise to post more close-up shots soon.

PS My mother-in-law is still battling some serious infections and will be in the hospital for quite awhile. We aren't sure what her long-term care looks like, but she's one tough lady. Thank you for your continued prayers and positive thoughts.

23 comments:

Lee said...

You make me wish that I had young kids still at home!
Very cute projects!
How is your MIL? Hope she is feeling all the love directed her way?

Sarah and Jack said...

Golly those are both cute! I am off to print those bags right now.

PS close up photos of the valentines will also be viewable on Makin Projiks starting today.

:-)

Mica said...

these are totally sweet and fun of course. thanks for sharing, Mica

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Adorable! Lovin' your little cups:@)

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I love Valentine anything! Looks like a fun exchange!

Lea
xo

Kim said...

Sorry I haven't been around..been kind of busy... miss you...
Love all the crafts... like always you are SUPER talented..
Hugz...

Bloggymom said...

Love the candy cup... it looks so vintage.

LV said...

What a great idea and something the entire family could participate.

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing these very cute valentine printables. I am anxious to go visit the websites that they came from. :)

My Vintage Mending said...

I love how you added the crepe paper. That just makes them. Keren is just spectacular at these images. Thanks for sharing these. I didn't know farm chicks had printables. Good to know...Renee

Jodee said...

Those are sooo cute! I especially love the second one!

Donna said...

Ok, I am praying that your MIL is well and out of the hospital soon!
I adore your treat cups and bags, they are darling! I will check out that first blog you mentioned for sure, as I've not heard of it. Thanks for the great ideas!

D said...

You did a great job with the cups.
It was a great idea to add the ruffle.
D

La Vie Quotidienne said...

these are all so cute! Hope you Mother-in-law feels better soon(-:

NanE said...

I LOVE how you dressed all of this printables up, very creative! Have a Happy Valentines Day, Nan

~~Carol~~ said...

The graphics are SO cute, and I really like what you did with them!
I'll keep your MIL in my prayers for a speedy recovery.
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I am loving your new blog header, you have a great stylist's touch - I would never have thought to combine that paper goodness with an apron and your basket project is super cute. It's funny, just this past weekend, I was thinking I don't craft enough with crepe paper, because it really is an excellent product. You have used it in such a great way.

Katie said...

Kim
Thanks for the great ideas. I love that cup with the candy. So cute! I received my Valentines. I love the candy box. Thank you So Much!
Katie

Free Pretty Things For You said...

oh the cups came out so adorable!!!
will be featuring soon!! :)

Sandy said...

Hi, This is my first time to your blog and I LOVE it!!!!!!! Great ideas !!!!! I will be abck again and again....my kids are all grown, but I sitll like to throw fun parties for my friends! :):) Sandy

Karin said...

Those are SO cute!! What a great idea. :) Praying for you MIL. So sorry she is so sick. :(

Angela said...

Just absolutely adorable! I still have yet to master the crepe paper ruffle - do you use a hot glue gun or tacky glue? Whoever gets this cup o goodies is going to be smiling from ear to ear!

Jenn Erickson said...

I Love your style! Those are fabulous printables and I love the creative touches you added to make them your own! Always a pleasure to have you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!

Happy Valentines' Day!
Jenn