Friday, January 21, 2011

Sweet and Simple Valentine

I'm pretty sure the cashier at Walmart thought I was a little crazy when I loaded more than 50 Tootsie Roll banks onto the conveyor belt the day after Christmas. The thing is, I knew from the moment that I saw these 50% off beauties that they would make awesome Valentine's Day treats for my boys to take to school:)
 All I needed to add was some really cute Valentine themed scrapbook paper from the Dollar Spot at Target and little bit of tulle {left over from Christmas wrapping}. I measured my Tootsie Roll bank {fyi mine was about 3 3/4 inches tall and 8 1/4 in circumference} and then used my paper cutter to cut the paper to the right size.
 I used a little bit of spray adhesive to stick the paper to the Tootsie Roll bank. You could also simply wrap the paper around the bank and tape it in place. Here's another little tip: When I  use spray adhesive, I almost always put down an old sales magazine to catch the overspray. When you spray one page, simple turn the page and you have a fresh surface for the next time. I have literally been using the same sales magazine for almost a year!
 Wrap the Tootsie Roll bank with your paper making sure to cover as much of the original packaging as possible.
 Add some cute ribbon or coordinating tulle and a heart shaped name tag, and your kiddos will be ready to pass out their sweet and simple Valentine's at school!
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39 comments:

Stacy said...

Wow! Way to plan ahead. I am doing good to know what the heck I am doing the next day :) Those are great!

Erin said...

Fantastic!!! What a great idea!

Joy said...

Love it!

Jill said...

LOVE IT!

The Crafty Side Of Life said...

SO cute!! Great idea!

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melismama said...

Smart thinking! Love it!

Alisa said...

great idea...and easy!!

Joanna said...

Look at you!! That is awesome, to be thinking that far ahead. Now I wonder where I can find something similar!

Kelli said...

SO pretty! :) The kids will LOVE them!
One year I saved the canisters that hold Crystal Light (well, I use the generic kind) and did something similar. But we tore tissue paper into shreds and used Mod Podge to apply it to the canisters. After it dried we coated the entire thing with another layer of MP to seal it. We used all different colors and they looked like stained glass. I filled them with a variety of things and I can't begin to explain how we did the lids. I'll just have to find the pics and post them! :)

Mommy to a lil lady[bug] said...

those are cute, wish I was aas creative!

Holly said...

Wow! Very cute idea!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

love that you were thinking ahead after Christmas!!
This is such a cute idea too!!!

craftykat said...

Great thinking ahead! Very cute idea :)

Nichol said...

You are just so darn good! This is a great idea!

Alicia said...

I wish our kids were in the same class!!!

Donna said...

that is a really cute idea!

Molly said...

Love your ideas! I'm so glad our paths crossed because now I can keep my eye on you and see all the other cool things you have up your sleeve!

The Knotty Boutique Co. said...

Those are too stinkin' cute!!!!!!!!

Roundabout said...

Wow! What a great idea!

myevil3yearold said...

Love them.

Nicole Love said...

This is such a cute idea! And, I can't wait to try making those rice crispy treats with M&Ms! You are so talented!

MommaD said...

Love that you were thinking ahead! So cute!

Kelli said...

You are one smart lady! These are a great gift for kids.

Henderson Family said...

Your stuff is so cute!!!! Check out my craft blog :) http://www.craftycagirl.blogspot.com

Aimee said...

Just found your blog and just lost an hour of my day looking at all your fun stuff - ok it's going to take several more hours to look at ALL your fun stuff! Love these banks!

Mommyto3andahusky said...

Cute! I just found your blog and became a follower! :) Great blog!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

Very cute Kelli, love this. What little kid wouldn't want all those tootsie rolls, HECK, I DO I DO! love it. Your boys are dolls, love the new header too. Hope all is well, hugs, jen

Victoria said...

super adorable.

Myya said...

You are genious! I am SOOOO going to do this next year when Amira starts Kindergarten!!!

Dee said...

Great idea Kelly! This is really cute!

Dee said...

crap! I put a Kelli with a y - one of my bffs is Kelly with a y!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Very cute!

stephjacobson said...

Very cute! I love getting bargains like this but never thought to buy Christmas clearance to make my son Valentine's Day gifts for school. Something to remember for next year! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Douglas said...

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DWYHomemaking said...

Supermom, these are so cute !!! I would love for you to link this at my Monday Unwasted Homemaking Party :)!

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Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

You have to love a clearance!!! This is sucha cute idea!

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Holly said...

Ok, simple and perfect!

Ms. Michalek said...

I seriously LOVE this! We had those tootsie banks when I was a kid! This would be a good project for any holiday gift!! Just shows how many uses for scrapbook paper!!!


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Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Those are super cute and easy! Now we'll all be looking for those tootsie roll containers!

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