Category Archives: Valentines
I came up with this simple teacher gift idea the other day. I meant to make marshmallows during the Christmas season for a hot chocolate bar and then completely forgot to even try. Suddenly, two months later, I remembered.
There are many recipes online for marshmallows, but here is the one I used. It took about 20 minutes to make, but they have to set for 6 hours, so leave enough time. I cut mine into heart shapes, but if you just cut squares it doesn’t take long.
Here are all the things you need for the marshmallows plus a stand mixer, sifter, baking pan, non-stick spray, and a spatula to smooth the mallows into the pan:
Last week I posted about Valentines Holders that I made for the back of our chairs at home. I have challenged my family to share their love this week by making notes to each other. Sweet T has heard the challenge and raised the bar. I see a job working at Hallmark in her future. She came up with this Valentine all on her own (minus the stickers for inspiration). She made one for the baby and her daddy. So sweet. More ideas to come. . .
To finish up my Valentine decorations I finished up some cute, cute, cute garlands. Three to be exact. Here is the link to the heart-shaped paper garland. Super easy. The girls even helped me curl the hearts, and I hot glued them together for more stability.
The little yarn puffs garland is super easy too.
1. Wrap yarn around the width of your hand about 20 (or so) times. Remove by sliding off your hand without unwinding the yarn
2. Cut a small piece of yarn (about the size of your hand) and wrap across the middle of the “yarn ball”. Tie tightly, pulling it close in the middle.
3. With scissors, cut the loop ends on both sides, leaving many strings. To make it more poofy, roll the ball in your hands.
4. String the balls onto yarn or ribbon.
The last garland is a pennant flag made from scrapbooking paper.
I have a few more things to make, but we shall see. Next week I’ll post some of the fun secret Valentine messages I left for the family.