Friday, February 3, 2012
Sweets for your Sweetheart...
I love all holidays and adore the ease and sentiment behind St. Valentine's Day. It is so easy to make or create a thoughtful gift or treat for the ones we love; so why not try one of my Valentine's ideas? My wife, Jenny, is currently away visiting her father and because I miss her very much, I have been thinking up new ways to celebrate this special day.
Here in the studio, we always try to create ideas that are fun and easy, but most of all something you can accomplish with great success.
Above is a garland made with snack-sized bags of kettle corn for whomever may be on your "be mine" list. These are also perfect lunchbox treats for older, school-age children.
This collage details some pretty ideas that can be made inexpensively and easily, and are much more imaginative than a grocery store heart-shaped box of chocolates.
*Old bottles with overblown roses and strips of vintage fabric*
*Hearts made of fimo, embossed with vintage buttons*
*Metal chip stand to hold stitched treat bags made of scrapbook paper*
*Flower in glass bottle slipped inside vintage ribbon and surrounded by vintage bling*
*Treat bag was stitched and pinked with button embellishment*
*Gift tag made with Dover book label that was embroidered*
*Garland made with vintage blossoms and seam binding*
*Fabric sleeves hold test tubes with flowers and foliage*
*Cake surrounded by rolled cookies and topped with berries*
*A vintage peony flower*
*Baskets painted in shades of pink*
*Votive candles filled with hundreds and thousands*
*Field green salad with beet hearts created using a mini cookie cutter*
*Jelly donuts with confectionery sugar hugs and kisses.
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