Valentines Day – Thrifty & in Love

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Anti-Valentine, Valentine’s Day “Sucks” Bouquet of Suckers

If you are looking for a silly way to share your dislike for Valentine’s day with your other single friends, here is a cheap and easy idea!  All you need are some suckers and a note!  Don’t even get Valentine’s day suckers, because that would be supporting the very holiday you are avoiding, right?

So here you go, on a piece of paper write “Valentine’s day sucks, but you are great!” and add some suckers.  Easy enough right?  This would be a cute idea for your office or cubicle at work to share with your co-workers.  Obviously, you are writing the note so personalize or customize it to say whatever you would like.  For some reason I love puns for Valentine’s day and think that you can get away with silly ones even more than any other holiday, right?

I think this would be a great gift idea for friends, roommates, anyone you know that doesn’t have someone to share Valentine’s with or just doesn’t like the holiday in general.  A great way to share a laugh on a day that could be really miserable and lightens it up a little bit!

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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.

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Cupid Arrow Valentines, Quick, Easy, Great For Class Parties!

It is that time of year again, time to get those Valentine’s ready for your child’s class.  These are a great option, with very little work and inexpensive as can be!

You will need:

Skewers

Heart candy ( I used Palmer’s chocolate ones)

Paper

Hot glue

Begin by poking your skewer in the top of the heart candy.  Doesn’t have to go in very far, just enough to secure it.  After you have done that begin warming your hot glue gun.

Cut the paper into diamond shape like so.

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Once you have cut the paper into diamonds, you will want to cut the outer edge to give it a fringe.  Just like the top of an arrow.

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I realize that on the one I took photos of I messed up and cut the one side upside down.  Oops!  Oh well, it still looks cute, and the kids will probably not even notice!

Now you want to hot glue that on to your skewer.  Use a thin line of glue to prevent it from showing and squeezing out the sides.

That is it!  This would be great to tie a tag with a saying around the middle to personalize for each child.  Or keep it simple like I did and make them generic so that your child can hand them out to whomever!  I love that these are cute, and more fun then a boxed card, yet still inexpensive and easy to throw together.

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Make this years Valentines Day special without breaking the bank.

free valentines printable.jpfFirst you will want to head over to Style Crush for these FREE printable Mini Valentines!

These would be cute tucked into your kids lunch box each day leading up to Valentines, with a special note as to why you love the.

Or tape one to the steering wheel each morning before your Hubby leaves for work, with a little note as to how much you love him.

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This is a repost from two years ago.. but we had fun making them again this year. SO I thought I would post the idea again in case you wanted to make one too.

Make this years Valentines Day special without breaking the bank.

My 4 year old wanted to do a craft project with Mom so this is what we made.

 It was fun, and turned out rather cute!

You will need

  • A pair or little hands :)
  • Red paint
  • Paint brush or sponge
  • Card stock… I used a 12×12 sheet cut in half then folded to make a card
  • Marker

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On a side note you might want to make sure your little one is wearing an old shirt… cause they always seem to get paint everywhere!

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Use the red paint to cover the fingers and palm of their hand.  You will need to act quick so it does not dry.  Only do one hand at a time.  We painted her hand 4 times to make 4 cards then switched to the other hand and painted it 4 times as well.

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Firmly press  hand down, with the thumb pointing down to form half the heart.
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 Once the paint is dry write your messages and draw a heart in the middle.

It was a fun little afternoon project!

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