Valentines Day – Thrifty & in Love

Valentines Healthy Treats, Grape Hearts, quick and easy to make perfect for school parties, Healthy Snacks, DIYValentine’s Day Grape Hearts ~ Healthy Valentines Treats

Valentine’s Day is all about the hearts, so why not treat kids to these tasty and healthy hearts shaped grapes? You can make your own Valentine’s Day heart grapes in just minutes, and using no more than a handful of grapes and dollar store heart picks. Here is how you can get started crafting your own, just in time for Valentine’s Day parties and gatherings! Perfect for school parties or think how excited your kids would be to find these inside thier lunch box!

Supplies needed:

  • Large, fresh grapes (red grapes work great!)
  • Heart picks (sold at Dollar Tree in a package along with cupcake cups)
  • Knife

If you can’t find the picks like we used here, you can always use toothpicks to hold your hearts together. As mentioned ours were found at Dollar Tree, sold along with the cupcake cups as cupcake toppers.

Directions:

1. Begin by washing and drying your grapes well.
2. Cut each grape in half at an angle. Refer to the photo to see how to make this cut. Simply cutting the grape in half won’t work. You need to be sure the cut is made at an angle.
3. Turn one grape upside down so that when pressed together, the grapes make a heart shape.
4. Run a skewer, toothpick, or pick through the grapes to hold them together and retain the heart shape.

Your Valentine’s Day grape hearts are ready to be enjoyed. Have children munch on them as is or you can serve them with yogurt or fruit dip.

Valentines Healthy Treats, Grape Hearts, quick and easy to make perfect for school parties, Healthy Snacks, DIY,If you like this idea be sure to check out or list of OVER 25 Valenitnes crafts, DIY, Recipes and ideas.

Valentines ideas, recipe, DIY, Crafts, Printables and more. Everything you need to make Valentines day special, Fun Valentines IdeasPlease note this post contains my amazon link, selection can change without notice. 

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!
Disclaimer and Official Rules for Sweepstakes

Leave a Comment: 1 comment

Filed Under: Appetizer, DIY, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day - Thrifty & in Love

Tags: , , , ,

Easy valentines days idea for your family, fun Valentines Ideas for kids, Valentines day crafts. Family Home Evening or FHE ideas for Valentines Day

Valentines Ideas For Kids ~ Easy idea to make the whole month special

Make the whole month of February fun for your family by doing a “heart attack” on their bedroom door. Each day you write a little note telling them something you love about them, or why they are special.  You can write them all yourself, or make it a family event  and have everyone write a heart each day.  I thought this might me a fun idea to start at FHE (family home evening) tonight. Each Monday we try and have a few hours of family time,  I thought we could have the kids cut out hearts and decorate them… then I can write them each a special note on them each night. So simple and easy, but so important to help build their self esteem and let them know how loved they are.


100 Mini Valentine Heart Doilies in pink, white & red!

Echo Park Paper Company Dots & Stripes Valentine 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Martha Stewart Crafts Enchanted Woodland Mat Pad, 36 Sheets

Rainbow Super Value Construction Paper, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Colors, 500 Count (6555)

For more deals follow us on Pinterest!

***********************

This post contains affiliate links. You can take advantage of FREE Shipping with Prime and get it in two days… remember you can try prime for FREE for 30 days. Try Prime for FREE!

Looking for More Online Deals?  Click here for more  THRIFTY DEALS. Please note that Amazon prices tend to change often so prices may be higher or lower without notice.

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!
Disclaimer and Official Rules for Sweepstakes

Leave a Comment: 9 comments

Filed Under: Amazon Deals, Free Shipping, Online deals, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day - Acts of Love, Valentines Day - Thrifty & in Love

Tags: , ,

Valentines Ideas, Sweet Treats for all ages Honey Bee My Valentine, Easy DIY Valentines desserts

Honey Bee… Mine Valentine, DIY Sweet Treats

Oh my word these are adorable right… almost too cute to eat. Tell that to my kids, they would gobble them up in no time but enjoy every bite for sure. They are a great DIY Valentines Sweet Treat Idea. They do take a few steps but easy to get an adorable end project!

What you need to make these:

  •  Hostess Twinkies Snack Cakes
  • Wilton candy eyeballs
  • White and Milk Chocolate chips to make modeling
  •  Black frosting
  •  Frosting (or use Nutella, peanut butter)

 

Honey Bee My Valentine CakesDirections:

Begin by preparing your modeling chocolate (recipe below). While the chocolate is cooling unwrap your Twinkies
Once chocolate is cooled you have a nice chocolate clay to work with.
Roll out black and white modeling chocolate to about 1/16? thickness. Use a knife or pastry wheel to cut 1/2? wide by 5?-6? long strips from the brown. Gently shape these around your bee to make the stripes of the bee aspictured, cut off excess at the bottoms as needed.
Using a sharp knife gently cut the wings from your white modeling chocolate, once cut to desired shape place them into the fridge for about 10 minutes to allow them to harden.
Cut off about 1 1/2? pieces, rolling them with your hands to make thin logs and curl up one end to make antennae. Once you have reached your desired shape place them into the fridge for about 10 minutes to allow them to harden.
To finish decorating your bees, Use a dab of frosting to attach the wings and eyes. Use a toothpick to poke two holes in between the eyes and the first stripe. Then stick an antennae in each hole. Paint on a black frosting smile.
Enjoy!

How to Make Modeling Chocolate
Ingredients:
16 ounces chocolate
1/3 cup light corn syrup (add more if needed)
Directions:

Melt chocolate in small saucepan or in the microwave using 30 second intervals.
Allow the chocolate to cool to about 91 degrees, stirring often. If you don’t have a thermometer, test the temperature of the melted chocolate by putting a drop on your finger. It should feel cool. If it’s hot, let it cool longer.
Pour in corn syrup.
Stir slowly until well mixed. This chocolate mixture will become thick very quickly, so be sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl to incorporate all of the melted chocolate.
Pour mixture out onto a flat surface, using powdered sugar if needed to help shape the dough
Knead until glossy and smooth. If your hands are warm us a plastic dough scraper to knead the modeling chocolate.
Wrap the modeling chocolate in plastic wrap and place in a zip top bag or airtight container.

Valentines Ideas, Sweet Treats for all ages Honey Bee My Valentine, Easy DIY Valentines desserts

Top 25 Valentines Day Ideas

You might also like this~ 25 + Valentines Ideas

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!
Disclaimer and Official Rules for Sweepstakes

Leave a Comment: 1 comment

Filed Under: Dessert, DIY, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day - Thrifty & in Love

Valentine fortune cookies, QUICK AND EASY craft idea. I have got to make these with the kids!!!

Make this years Valentines Day special without breaking the bank.

valentines cookies.jpg

Did you know you can make paper fortune cookies… for pennies!

Or FREE if you have extra scrapbook paper laying around like I do.

I just use a drinking glass to trace circles on the page.

The bigger the circle the bigger the cookie will be.  I

 find a 3 inch circle works pretty well.

valentines cookies.jpg

Write your love notes on a small strip of paper and place in the middle, you can fold it in half  to help keep it inside and not sticking out the ends.

Fold the circle in half, but DO NOT crease the end flat.

how to make a fortune cookie.jpg

Put your thumb and your middle finger on the ends, and use your pointer finger gentle press the middle inward.

valentines cookies.jpg

Place a small glue dot in the fold to hold it in place.

Easy at that you have some very  CUTE Valentines fortune cookies!

For more Budget Friendly Valentines decorations or gift ideas click here

Valentine fortune cookies, QUICK AND EASY craft idea. I have got to make these with the kids!!!

If you like this idea be sure to check out our list of OVER 25 Valenitnes crafts, DIY, Recipes and ideas.

Valentines ideas, recipe, DIY, Crafts, Printables and more. Everything you need to make Valentines day special, Fun Valentines Ideas


Echo Park Paper Company Dots & Stripes Valentine 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Martha Stewart Crafts Enchanted Woodland Mat Pad, 36 Sheets

Rainbow Super Value Construction Paper, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Colors, 500 Count (6555)

For more deals follow us on Pinterest!

***********************

This post contains affiliate links. You can take advantage of FREE Shipping with Prime and get it in two days… remember you can try prime for FREE for 30 days. Try Prime for FREE!

Looking for More Online Deals?  Click here for more  THRIFTY DEALS. Please note that Amazon prices tend to change often so prices may be higher or lower without notice.

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!
Disclaimer and Official Rules for Sweepstakes

Leave a Comment: 12 comments

Filed Under: Valentines Day - Thrifty & in Love