Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Blast from the Past #3

Today's Blast from the Past brings you all things VALENTINE'S.  {Can you tell I'm in the Vday mood?}  Here are some fun things I've done in past years!

This is a quick and easy Teacher gift!  The popcorn containers always seem to be floating around in the Target $ bins.

Fill er up with your teacher's favorite soda, treat, some popcorn and a movie pass or two and you are set! {What teacher doesn't like getting free movie passes??}

Valentine's is my very favorite time of the year to make sugar cookies.  {Frosting HEARTS are the EASIEST possibly holiday shape!}

I like to pick up plates when I see them for cheap in different holiday colors.  That way, when you deliver your treats, there's a little extra 'sumthin' for your friends to keep.

Another easy Valentine idea:

Small bags of Jelly belly's with the above phrase.  Or as Joe would say...PUN.  He thinks every one of my treats/gift giving ideas revolves around a PUN.  I think he may be right.

Having two boys on Valentine's Day gets kinda tricky.  So many of the Valentine-ish stuff is all pink and covered in glitter and girly stuff.  Which is why I thought I had hit the jackpot when I saw these shovels at Michaels one year:

Boyish AND cute.  Just attach a bag of candy hearts or your favorite treat and you are good to go!

I consider myself to be somewhat of a wrapping paper connoisseur.  {Just one of many addictions}.  One year I scored a bunch of red and white polka dot paper in the $ bins at Target {yes...I frequent those bins on an almost daily basis}.  I knew I had to do something with them for Valentine's and so here's what I came up with:

A candy bar WRAPPED in the paper with a little added detail.  I made the flower out of a heart shaped punch. Super simple.

One year I found these all white pails at The Dollar Tree.  I know when I find something with a solid color like white...I just HAVE to find it.  There is SO much you can do with it.

I added some alphabet rub-ons....

...filled the bucket with cinnamon gummy hearts {yum!}....

....and wrapped it up with a big bow!

I delivered these to the people that I visit teach one year!  A simple and cheap little sumthin-sumthin!

Every year I have my sister Stephanie take some Valentine pictures of my kids to send out in cards to family and friends.  Love these 3 yay-hoos!  They make Valentine's SO much FUN!


  1. Thank you hun! I loved the popcorn teacher gift and made it last night. I posted a link back to you. Thank you again for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks Alexis! Glad you could use the idea!! xoxo
      P.S. LOVE the superhero lollipops!

  2. thanks for sharing! I don't have kids in school anymore but I do grandchildren and we are always looking for things to do for teachers! TFS!!


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