Monday, February 7, 2011

Pails of Hearts & Kisses

Valentine's Day is officially one week away! We've tried our best to inspire you with tons of fun and crafty Valentine ideas so you are prepped for the day ahead. We've showed you tips on how to create adorable Valentine cards with tiny envelopes, showed you the ins and outs of creating your own embellishments with Fimo Dough, made pink paper pinwheel toppers, and taught you how to make your own paper flower bouquet. This past weekend, I made these fun little Valentine gifts for my friends - and so far - they've been a hit with everyone, so I figured I'd share the idea with all of you!

I've been eyeing these clear pails for awhile and love the idea of filling them with little Valentine treats and goodies. We showed them a while back filled with cookies (also a great Valentine's Day idea), but I kept it simple by buying little heart shaped chocolates and kisses to fill mine. To decorate my tin, I gathered some of my favorite things ~ rhinestone and pearl embellishments, red glitter paper and some oh-so cute Martha Stewart Valentine ribbon.

Step 1. Decorate the lid with the glitter paper, simply trace around the lid, cut out your circle and adhere to the top.

Step 2. Wrap a ribbon around the tin (put adhesive on the ends of the ribbon to attach). I placed little rhinestones and pearls on the ribbon, they come with adhesive on the back so this part is super quick and easy.

Step 3. For the handle decor, I cut a bunch of 2" pieces of ribbon and just tied them on, varying the colors. I filled it with yummy chocolate hearts and kisses, and put a cute little Valentine gift tag on the handle.

There you have it, a sweet little homemade gift to give to your special Valentine{s}. And, trust me, people adore getting these - I already started giving these to my friends and they just love them.

♥ Happy {early} Valentine's Day! ♥ --Lauren