DIY: Personalize Your Valentine’s Day
- Assorted treats or flowers
- Kraft paper
- Markers, paint pens or bristle brush and paint (acrylic or tempera)
- Clear treat bags (preferably cone-shaped)
- String or ribbon
- Kraft paper envelopes and cards
- Construction paper (optional)
This is a quick way to create personalized candy or flower holders with kraft paper and markers or paint. Start by scouting the aisles for your treats or look in your pantry for items like candy, mints or nuts — or collect flowers for a different option.
Begin drawing or painting your designs. Look for pattern inspiration in your favorite textiles or the holiday’s icons, such as cupid arrows, roses, hearts or X’s and O’s.
Note: One circle will make two treat cones, so six circles equal 12 cones.
Kraft paper can also come to the rescue when you need a quick-to-make table runner. Personalize it with simple X’s and O’s for a bright and cheery graphic look. You can sprinkle candies along the runner.
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Add your own message to blank kraft paper envelopes and cards. If you aren’t comfortable painting the letters, use paint pens or markers. Include small pieces of candy as an added touch.
Make gift tags from kraft or construction paper. Cutting out hearts, squares or circles and adding a message is a fun craft to do with kids. We lightly colored the inside of the heart with a paint pen and wrote our text on top.