Wednesday, February 08, 2012

My 2 little Valentine's

Today I'm going to share with you the 'Valentine's' that I have made for my 2 youngest kids, ages 7 and 11.  I wanted it to be something they could use, something that wouldn't just end up in the trash within a week and something that would show them how much we love them.  I think this idea has incorporated all of the above!

Insulated Water Cups filled with chocolate, gummies and a love note!  The reason this fits so well, is that my kids love drinking water and this way they have their very own cups (dark blue for Matthew and light blue for Maya) with lids (less spillage) so they can always have water with them.  For kids who aren't water fans, this will encourage them to drink it more.

Materials Used: 
Insulated cup (I got mine for $5 each at The Canadian Superstore)
Valentine paper (1 piece cost .99 cents)
Candy & Chocolate (bought in bulk for $3.00)
Love note (I have included a FREE printable for this)
Total Cost: $8.99 total ($4.50 per kid)....not bad!

Here's what I did:

Bought 2 cups (insulated with lids and straws) and 'heart' paper.



Cut the paper to fit inside the cup.





I created a printable (free for you...just right click and save or email me and I can forward you a copy:)

My husband and I each filled in our 5 reasons (so really they got 10 reasons...moms and dads are different and each appreciate different things so I thought it would be cool if they heard 5 things from each of us.)


After we filled out our lists, we popped it inside the cup along with some heart shaped chocolates and gummies.


Here's what it looks like...pretty and simple and not expensive.  Win - Win - Win!


I think they're going to really like them!



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9 comments:

  1. thats super cute! I cant wait till my girls can answer questions like "what do you love about daddy" I tried asking my oldest and she said "cause....mom...yesterday I woke up" lol she just doesnt get it. Ill have to save this project for next year :)

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  2. Awww....how sweet is that! I'm sure your little ones will just love it. Those signs add the perfect touch.

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  3. What a great idea, so cute and inexpensive! I'm pinning this for sure.
    The wire basket I bought at either Marshall's or TJMaxx and I think it was around $12.99.

    Rondell

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  4. This is super cute! Wat a great gift to give!

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  5. This IS nice and won't end up in the trash either : )

    Hi Cath, I nominated you for the Liebster Award over on my blog today! Sharing the bloggy love on Valentine's Day! I just really like your blog and see that it is growing. Just wanted to show my support to you and I had an award to pass along. My compliments are sincere- I really appreciate your blog! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
    http://craftwhatever.blogspot.com/2012/02/liebster-love-for-valentines-day.html

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  6. That is so sweet! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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