Up-Cycled Vintage Valentine Tag and Chocolate Treat
Good Morning, Friends! I’m counting down the days ’til Valentine’s Day! But before the big day dawns, I want to have my granddaughter over so I can show her how to make this cute up-cycled vintage Valentine tag and chocolate treat. Forget your New Year’s resolution…it’s Valentine’s Day…there has to be chocolate!
Here’s the nifty gifty in all its glory. I started with a toilet paper tube! I used my iron to flatten the empty tube, stitched along the bottom, wrapped it with decorative papers printed from the Crafty Secrets Digital Vintage Valentine Kit and then used my circle punch to add the thumb hole. Isn’t it cute?
The ruffled ribbon is held on with double stick tape. And I embellished with other valentine images from Crafty Secrets Love Mail Creative Scraps. Sandy has put together a wonderful Valentine bundle, too. You can find the details on the Crafty Secrets blog.
This is the cute little tag I tucked inside…and the chocolate!
Here’s a peek a the pocket, tag and goodies. Wouldn’t these be cute party favors for a Valentine’s party? They go together very quickly, too.
When I was in elementary school (back in the dark ages!) we had a class Valentine party every year. We decorated old shoe boxes as mailboxes and then “delivered” our Valentines to our classmates. One year, Mom made big molasses heart cookies for each kid in my class, and she wrote their names on the cookies with pink icing. They were so pretty, and tasted so good! I have so many fun memories of Valentine’s Day and even though I ‘m not a kid any more, I still love to celebrate it! What’s the best Valentine you ever received? I’d love to hear about it! It will make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!