A Perfect Match: 27 Valentine's Day Cards Made with Candy
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These French-inspired printables from Darcy Miller are the easiest way to make and send Valentines Day cards. We used double-sided tape to attach chocolate hearts and individually-wrapped chocolate lip candies, ($9, Amazon) to the fronts of our cards. Add some confetti, pop in a red envelope, and send them out to all your Galentines.
Fruit Valentine Tags
Valentine's Day can sometimes mean your kids come home with a lot of sugary sweets. We love these adorable tags your kids can color and attach to whole pieces of fruit for a healthy alternative.
Transform plain plastic candy boxes into adorable perfume bottles with our free printable labels from Darcy Miller. Pick up a set of clear favor boxes ($10 for 25, Walmart) and fill them with small pink and white candies. We used jelly beans, chocolate-covered candies, and Jordan almonds. Then, cut out the printables and use glue or tape to attach them to the boxes.
Rock Candy Valentine Idea
York Peppermint Pattie Tag
Cotton Candy Cones
Starburst Candies Valentine Tag
Peanut Package with Label
Reese's Pieces Candy and Tag
Pear Valentine with Tag
There's a reason they call fruit "nature's candy," and sweet, mouth-watering pears are no exception. Punch a hole through a printed label, and use decorative string or ribbon to attach to the stem of the fruit.
Pixy Sticks Valentine Tag
Banana Valentine's Idea
This idea is bananas! Why not go with a delicious and nutritious treat that is prepackaged by nature? Use sticker labels for a fun touch.
Hershey's Kiss Valentine Gift
Now and Later Idea for Valentine's Day
Apple Valentine with Sticker
Think beyond candy: Fruit, nuts, and even drinks can be repackaged into fresh, healthful gifts. Here, a basketful of apples each don creative adhesive labels.
Pop Rocks Valentine Gift
Orange Juice Valentine with Label
Bubblegum Cartoon Bubbles
Give your valentine something sweet to chew on; a few pieces of Bazooka Joe bubblegum adhered to a cardstock cartoon bubble make a comical card that's simple and sweet.
Filled with Love Candy Sacks
Fashion these pouches from festive scrapbook paper and fill with your valentine's favorite candy to make a perfect (and thoughtful!) gift. To make, simply fold paper lengthwise, seal with adhesive or double-sided tape, and attach a heart tag made from construction paper for a sweet finish.
Butterflies with Candy
A few pieces of chewable fruit candy transform into a butterfly with tissue paper wings and pipe cleaner antennae. Wrap the candy in a length of ribbon and secure with a dab of hot glue. Position pipe cleaner between ribbon and candy, and fan out the tissue paper and glue to the back to create wings.
Candy and Balloons Valentine
Wrap a long piece of candy, such as Air Heads or Laffy Taffy, with a wide ribbon. Instead of adding a gift tag, write your valentine's name and a short message on a balloon. Tie the balloon to the treat for a sky-high memento.
Valentine's Treasure Bag
Show your valentine how much you treasure him or her with this simple food gift idea: Wrap red mesh around a few pieces of chocolate coin candy and hold together with a golden ribbon.
Valentine's Bag of Kisses
An ordinary paper bag becomes a sweet Valentine's Day gift with a few simple touches. Cut a large heart shape from scrapbook paper and attach it to the bag. Cut out a smaller heart shape in the front and cover the hole with plastic, attaching to the inside of the bag, so the contents won't fall out. Use a red pen to write "Be My Valentine" and draw the outline of a heart on the bag to finish the gift.
Three-Dimensional Candy Flowers
Give these paper flowers a three-dimensional effect by adding a bubblegum-filled lollipop to the center and using the lollipop stick as the flower stem. To make, push a lollipop through a mini cupcake liner, then cut a slit in the paper flower and push the lollipop through it.
Valentine with Conversation Candy Hearts
Skip the traditional packaging for conversation hearts and use the sweet candies to make a colorful Valentine's Day gift. Fill a clear bag with hearts that read "XOXO" and "Be Mine" and twist it to close; thread through a hole punched in a pink paper heart to keep the candy secure. Embellish the paper heart with a message and a rhinestone dot to add a special touch.