Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Funny Valentine

I looked in the pantry one day last week and saw a whole box of unopened candy canes leftover from Christmas. I'm sure everyone has at least a few candy canes hanging around in their candy bowls...and here is a great way to use them up and make a pretty cute Valentine's Day craft too!


SUPPLIES:

scrapbook paper
colored cardstock
candy canes
hot glue gun
scissors

First, lay your candy canes down on the paper in the shape of a heart. Use that shape to estimate the size that your card will be. Mine ended up being about 6 inches tall by 4 inches wide. Cut both the scrapbook paper and the colored card stock to that size.

Next, run a bead of hot glue down one side of the candy canes and attach them to the scrapbook paper. Trim around the edges of the candy canes so that the only part of the scrapbook paper that you see is inside the candy cane heart.

Then, attach the scrapbook paper/candy cane heart to the colored cardstock.
You can add a message on the front of the card.... ...or on the back of the card.
You could even frame these in cute picture frames with the glass removed.
What kind of Valentine's Day crafts are you working on?

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20 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful idea!!!!!!!! I Love those!!

Foursons said...

I have tons of candy canes. Cute idea!

{Kimber} said...

I see your craftiness has returned!!
Adorable

Kelli said...

Great idea! I don't have any candy canes but if I did I would use them like this.

Kelli said...

Oh and I'm finishing up my banner and then I have to start on cards for me and Jamison.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Super cute, Kelli! We just decorated our Valentine's mailboxes yesterday.

Darcie said...

Oh my word Kelli...those are so absolutely the coolest thing ever! Thanks for sharing!!!

Leslie said...

SO CUTE!!! I have bought some random Valentine's Day crafting supplies, but haven't put them to good use yet. Waiting on inspiration. :) I'll let you know...

Emily said...

That is cute! I wish I had thought of that before I threw out all our old candy canes the other day.

Carrie said...

That is a GREAT idea...I just emptied our candy jar of candy canes yesterday and put Valentine M&M's in it...but now I know what we can do with the leftover candy canes! So cute!

Angie S said...

I do have left over candy canes...Layla will have a ball with this craft! Thanks for sharing;)

Jennifer W. said...

So cute!! You're crazy creative!!
Jen

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh!!! How cool is that!!!!!!!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Really? The yellow ones taste better? I didn't know that. My family loves peeps but me? Not so much.

I love this craft idea. Too cute and what a great way to use leftover candy canes!

~ Nan

He & Me + 3 said...

I love them. Girl I think you are getting your creative juices flowing again.

4 Lettre Words said...

Those are SO cute!! Great idea.

McCrakensx4 said...

So very cute and what a clever way to use those left over candy canes! Love it!

Miller Racing Family said...

Wow, these are so cute. I love that you put the boys photo on the back. Thanks for sharing!

Nichol said...

Cute. I'm actually going to be crafty and just have to finish hot gluing my sons Valentine's. I'm pretty excited to show them!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Those are really cute! Great idea!

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