Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I made these adorable Valentine's for my son's preschool class last year. Since many of us are doing our Valentine planning right now, I thought I would share them with you again. I got the original idea from Family Fun Magazine, but then I tweeked it! Here's the example from Family Fun:

Materials: plastic shovels, ribbon, designer paper, cardstock, plastic bags, candy, stamps, ink

****You may have trouble finding plastic shovels in the stores at this time of year. Check out Oriental Trading Co. or Ebay. I bought mine on Ebay last year.

I cut out tags and glued patterned heart paper on them. To add some dimension, I cut out a few heart off of the patterned paper and added them to the tag with some pop dots. The "I Dig U!" was stamped with Stampin' Up's Crayon Fun Alphabet, but you can also print out the phrase on your computer. I attached the baggies to the shovels with string and then attached the tag. I used multiple colors and patterns of ribbon to give it some extra flair.


Sara said...

What a cute idea!

Allyson/HBMomof2 said...

What a cute idea. My son isn't in school yet, but I will be doing this as soon as I can. So cute! Thanks for reposting and linking to Skip to my Lou!