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Pretty and Simple Packaging Idea for Valentine’s Day

Valentine packaging

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Today I am sharing a pretty and simple packaging idea to make for Valentine’s Day. With a few basic supplies, some sweet treats of your choice {macarons}, and a little bit of time to assemble, these gifts will be ready to give. For something as simple as these mini packages, a little care and attention to detail was important to make them special.  To dress up the basic glassine bags, pink ribbon was used to give the bags a nice pop of color. The handmade heart tags were added for a personal touch. A wonderful way to share with others the yummy treats enclosed inside the gift package.

 

I hope these ideas will be fun to put together for Valentine’s Day or for other occasions.

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Valentine packaging

As an alternative to chocolate or candy for Valentine’s Day, each one of the treat bags will be filled with a French macaron.

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Valentine packaging

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Valentine packaging

Supplies:

1  glassine bags {3¾ X 6¼ inches}
2  treats to fill the bags {macarons}
3  scissors
4  decorative paper for cutting
5  glue stick
6  decorative tape
7  twine
8  ribbon
9  hole punch {⅛” hole size}

To get started, fill each glassine bag with a macaron and tie it with a ribbon.  Repeat the process until all are the treats are packaged up.

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Valentine packaging

To make heart tags:
Choose a decorative paper and cut it into smaller rectangular pieces,  approximately  3½-4 inches by  2-2½ inches.  Fold one of the small pieces of paper in half and cut out with scissor a heart shape to make two paper hearts {see above pic}. If you are not comfortable cutting freeform hearts with a pair of scissors, you can lightly trace out a heart shape on the paper first then cut them out. Glue the back sides of the two hearts together to give strength and weight to the tag. Repeat the steps with the other pieces of paper.

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Valentine packaging

After cutting and gluing the two hearts together, punch a hole near the top center of the heart shape paper.

To attach twine to the hart shaped paper:
Cut a piece of twine about 10-12 inches long, fold it in half and insert the folded end through the punched hole, pull about an inch or two out, and loosen it apart to make an opening. Take the two loose ends of twine and pull them through the opening to tighten and attach it to the paper.

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Valentine packaging

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Valentine packaging

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Valentine packaging

Attach a tag to a bag by tying or taping it.  Personalize it with a written note or a person’s name.

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Valentine packaging

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Valentine packaging

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Valentine packaging

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Valentine packaging

a simple and sweet gift to give for Valentine’s Day.

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diy Flour Sack Towels and Fabric Markers

diy Flour sack towels

When an idea for a project turns out better than expected, it is quite exciting for me! The transformation of basic flour sack towels into “designer towels” with the use of fabric markers was a fun project. Simple hand-drawn leaf and stripe designs were used and it took about 5 to 10 minutes to finish each one. In this blog post, I will be sharing with you the instructions and the steps to make these pretty towels. I also included illustrations of different types of leaves you might want to include in your designs.

The finished flour sack towels are lovely for displaying when not in use.  They also make great gifts to share with others.

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diy Easter Treat Cups

Easter diy treat cups

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These spring Easter treat cups filled with an assortment of candy and chocolates are just the right size to give as gifts to kids {and adults} to enjoy.  They are a fun addition to the table as place settings or displayed on a platter/basket as a part of your Easter decor.

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diy … Flower Rings

Flower ring tutorial

I’m revisiting and remembering Hannah’s 12th birthday as her 18th birthday approaches.  In the last blog post, Hannah’s Garden Birthday Party, I included a picture of Hannah wearing her lime green flower ring.  I have kept it as a keepsake and recently brought it out to have her wear it again. It is still as sweet and fashionable.

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