sweet valentine treat

sweet valentine treat

A sweet Valentine treat???  I know—- but it really isn’t too early to talk Valentine’s Day—especially when it’s to talk about one that you can make yourself!  Oh!  and it’s not an edible one.  Hope I haven’t lost you by saying that.  Cause you can tuck some candy in there! 😉

sweet valentine treat

This is gosh-darn cute and it’s a handmade little wood project that I think any girl, friend, or chum, would like to get!  At Christmas-time, I made these as gifts for my coworkers and they loved ’em!  While shopping at Hobby Lobby one day, I came upon these wood frames and this was my outcome.

sweet valentine treat

Bought a few metal magnets, cut out some vinyl letters, and after a coat of paint and some stenciling, a dab of glue for the decorative pieces and we had a cool picture or note holder!  You can find some adorable embellishments in the scrap-booking area (but if you’re a scrapper, you already know that)! LOL  How adorable are these paper-printed, antique looking flowers?  They were my inspiration for the color scheme.  Find what you love and go from there–that’s my rule of thumb!  Just find paint color that will coordinate with your accent pieces that you like.

sweet valentine treat

Here’s the very easy tutorial on how you can make these.  The cost or the time is nothing compared to the cuteness!

sweet valentine treat

DIY Wood Picture/Note Magnetic Holder

  • Wood stand frame
  • 2 color of acrylic (one lighter than the other)
  • stencil
  • vinyl monogram to personalize
  • metal magnets (2 per project)
  • flower or other embellishment
  • E600 glue or hot glue gun

Sand your frame lightly and add a coat of paint.  Once dry, stencil a couple of areas with the accent color and allow to dry.  Sand lightly again, then glue one magnet to top of frame and the other piece to the embellishment.  Allow to dry completely before placing magnets together.  Once dry you can add the vinyl letter to the center. 


Pretty simple little gift huh?  Be sure to look for this brand of stencils.  This was my first time to get this brand and I loved that the plastic is a little more forgiving and is made out of a heavier weight plastic which made it super simple to use.

sweet valentine treat

Wrap them up in some clear cellophane wrap and a custom tag or get creative!  You can always add some candy and a fresh sprig of flowers in place of the tag!

sweet valentine treat

Now that I worked out some major issues with my site this weekend and after only losing about 50 posts vs. over 1000, I think I can breathe a little easier.  There’s a lot of time involved in blogging and chronicling those things that are important to one and I was about to throw my hands up and walk away.  But I really loving blogging–it takes the edge off after a hard day.  We all need a hobby or distraction right?

But enough of that—- look for my series of posts on crock pot cooking coming up, they’re perfect for this weather and you’ll love how simple I’ve made not only the cooking part but the grocery shopping part!  ♥ and go do some cute Valentine planning!

’til next time~

gcc

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