Monday, February 04, 2008

Flower Lollipop Valentine

Last year, I had so much fun creating little Valentine goodies for our special day. I had three extra children in our home that day as I was helping out a friend by keeping them here. I never did share these ideas last year because we didn't do them until Valentine's Day - and since I won't be doing much this year, it seems like a good time to pass on the ideas!

To start, I covered our dining room table with brown kraft paper. This idea was an inspiration of Megan's.

Browsing through Martha's website, I found these darling lollipop flowers! They were so simple to make by cutting out little hearts and placing a lollipop through! I stood them up down the middle of the table (one for each child) in empty Chanel bottles filled part way with grains of rice.

18 comments:

*carrie* said...

Cute ideas, Monica. Where did you get all those empty Chanel bottles?! Ha!

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Love this! Simple and cute. I will be making these for our Valentine's party. Thanks!

Amy said...

Those are great! I will have to keep this in mind for future Valentines. Ethan & I need to work on ours for his class. Thanks for the great ideas!

Katy said...

Aww...those are so cute! Great idea! :)

Mrs. C said...

What a great rainy-day activity! This will go on our list. ;)

Sheila said...

Those are so cute, my kids love to make crafts. Thanks for the great idea!

Jolene said...

I love this idea! I will be making them for my master club kids next week. Cheap, easy and oh so cute! Who wouldn't love that? Thanks Monica ;)

LaDonnaMobile said...

Yay--you solved my "what to make with the kids" dilemma for Valentine's day! Wer homeschool, so can do more than the usual "stack of drugstore pre-made valentines" this year, but I couldn't think of anything simple. These will be PERFECT--thanks!

BrineS said...

What a great idea! I wish I had seen this when I was teaching! Super!

MyJourneyBack said...

I love your ideas. I hope you are all doing well. Congrats!
I am having a Valentines Day Party over at my blog. May I send my friends over to visit you? Come check out the party? I would love to include your cute ideas! Blessings on the new little one.
Sherry

Michal said...

These are so cute! And a lot less messy than chocolate for the kids! Lindsey will be giving these to her friends as Valentines. Thanks for the idea.

Daiquiri said...

Hi Monica - I'm sure thrilled to have found your beautiful site. I've been enjoying your blog for a little while now...even added you to my list of favorites.

The Valentine lollipops finally did it...made me write a comment ;) So very cute and simple and frugal. I'll give it a try this year.

Hope all is well with your precious new babe. Ahh...aren't babies an amazing gift? If only they didn't come with all that darned sleep deprivation!

-Daiquiri @ Call Her Blessed

Joanne said...

These are just great. I plan on making them with my youngest two and posting a link to your site next week. I will give you the heads up when I do.

Blessings, Joanne

Mary Ann said...

Thanks so much for the idea and the link. We started on a bunch of these last night using scrapbook paper. They will be perfect for my son to give out as Valentines for his class. We had just happened to find a great deal on a huge bag of lollipops, and I was wondering what to do with them!

jennwa said...

Those are adorable.

Kelly said...

Hi, Monica! Love your blog, you're so crafty! I was thinking of using this idea for the kids I work with in the school system. Not sure that the boys will like a flower, so didn't know if you had any creative ideas for gearing this towards the boys. Thanks for all the great creative ideas!

Paula said...

SORRY FOR MY DELAYED CONGRATS ON BABY!! :) He is beautiful! And you look so good and are just GLOWING!! And I just LOVE these Valentine ideas you shared!! Thank you so much!!

kelly mom of 2 under 2 said...

Thanks for the adorable idea.. i just happend to get dum dum pops for a valentine's party i am attending tomorrow!!