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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentines for Boys: You're the Bomb

There are so many cute things for kids around Valentine's Day. Seeing all the cute things everywhere was giving me the itch to get crafty but I have no kids of my own. So the other day, I had a bright idea - why not make fun stuff for other kids! First on the list, my adorable nephews.

I sent my sis-in-law a bunch of great ideas for things I could make for the boys to take to school for Valentine's Day. The boys were so excited and quickly picked out their favorites.

These are for nephew #1 and are inspired the Valentine Doings post at Make it Do.












1. Supplies needed: 30 individual size Kit-kat bars or other small candy, 30 - 2" by 2" squares of red scrapbook paper, 30 pieces of 12" black pipe cleaner, scrapbook adhesive or tape, 2 sheets of 12x12 red scrapbook paper for the tags.

2. As shown in the picture, place a strip of adhesive down the edge of the square of paper. Place another strip on the opposite edge, on the same side of the paper. Line up one edge of the candy bar on the paper and press down firmly.

3. Roll the paper around the whole way until it sticks on the opposite side. The candy bar should be completely covered. If you are using tape, just roll the paper around the candy and tape the ends closed.

4. Cut your pieces of pipe cleaner into 2 lengths. Four inches long for the fuse and 8 inches long for wrapping around the stack of candy. You should end up with 30 pieces in each pile.


To begin assembling, stack 3 wrapped pieces of candy together in your hand. Put one piece of "fuse" pipe cleaner in the middle of the stack. Then take your long piece of pipe cleaner and wrap securely around the outside of the bundle.

It should look like this when you have them to this point.

To make the tags, I got out my Silhouette. I found a great circle tag from the Silhouette store and loved the way the LD Petticoat Twist font looked for these. I used the printing instructions found on the Silhouette FAQ page.

To do this without the Silhouette, you can type up tags in Word and cut them out using a circle template and hole punch.


Finishing touches: I hung the tags on the pieces of pipe cleaner that were hanging out and then tucked the excess behind to help hold them in place.

Now all he has to do is sign his name and try not to eat them before Valentine's Day gets here!

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21 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea! I would love for you to share it at my Valentines Party @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and I would be happy to link up!

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  2. How cute! These are awesome! Stopping by from Sarahndipities. I'd love for you to visit when you have a chance- I have a few giveaways going on now.

    www.bearrabbitbear.com

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    1. Thanks Melanie! I'm so glad you like them! I'll hop over to your page right now and take a look around.

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  3. This is another fabulous boy Valentine idea--so glad to have found you!!! :)

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by! I was talking to my mother tonight about how hard it can be to find cute crafts for boys. I love doing things for my nephews, so I should have more boy things coming.

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  4. Any boy would love this - thanks for sharing!!

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  5. These are so cute and I love how easy they seem to make.
    I am hosting a Valentine's project link party until 2/14. I would love it if you came and linked these up! http://justusfourashe.blogspot.com/2012/01/xoxo-oh-and-linky-too.html

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    1. I would love to stop by and link up! I'm so happy you like them!

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  6. These are adorable! I'm hosting a favorite things linky party and would love it if you stop by and post something!
    -Melissa
    http://serendipityandspice.blogspot.com/2012/01/manic-monday-linky-party-3.html

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    1. I'd be happy to stop over and link up! Thanks for stopping by to check them out!

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  7. This would be a great addition to The Pretty Packages Party! Would love for you to stop by and link up!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/02/pretty-packages-party-12.html
    Smiles!
    Jami
    The Blackberry Vine

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  8. We made these too and everyone loved them! Great job!

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  9. Andi, these valentines are so clever and cute! I'm featuring your post on my FB page today. Thanks so much for linking up at Rook No. 17!

    Jenn

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature Jenn!

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  10. Thanks for linking up last week. I hope you Visit Show and Tell Thursday at A Southern Lady's Ramblings Again

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  11. Awesome!! I saw you on Tater Tots and Jello. Would you please be willing to share this fabulous post with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

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  12. Your valentines are the BOMB!! So CUTE! Thank you so much for linking up to the Pretty Packages Party. The March Pretty Packages Party will begin tonight at 9:00 PM CST. Hope you'll stop by again!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  13. I'm going to have my son do these for his Valentine's. I have a Silhouette. So, do I set it up in a circle, type the text into it, and then what? I'm kind of just learning how to use my Cameo.

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