27 Extra Sweet Valentine's Day Cards Made with Candy

Pink perfume bottle drawings
Photo: Cody Guilfoyle

Creative labels turn everyday treats into tasty Valentine's Day delights. For less than you'd spend on a bag of ready-made Valentine's Day candy, you can make these adorable edible Valentines by packaging treats with homemade tags.

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Bisous for You

red and white valentine cards
Darcy Miller Designs

These French-inspired printables from Darcy Miller are the easiest way to make and send Valentine's Day cards. We used double-sided tape to attach chocolate hearts and individually-wrapped chocolate lip candies to the fronts of our cards. Add some confetti, pop it in a red envelope, and send them out to all your Galentines.

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Fruit Valentine Tags

Fruit Valentine Tags
Carson Downing

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.

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Eau D'Amour

Pink perfume bottle drawings
Cody Guilfoyle

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.

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Rock Candy Valentine Idea

Rock Candy Valentines
Marty Baldwin

Wrap a clever label around the handles of colorful rock candy pieces for an adorable Valentine's Day gift or DIY party favor. Bonus points if you stick to a festive color, like these bubblegum-pink rock candy sticks ($20 for 10, Walmart), for this sweet treat.

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One-in-a-Melon Tags

One-In-A-Melon Tags
Carson Downing

These tags are sweet any way you slice them! Fill clear bags with watermelon gummy candies ($25 for a 5-pound bag, Amazon) and add our free printable. For a festive touch, tie the tags on with pink and green ribbon.

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York Peppermint Pattie Tag

York Peppermint Pattie Tag
Marty Baldwin

This free printable makes it easy to turn a party-size bag of York Peppermint Patties ($12, Walmart) into a set of fun Valentine's Day cards. Use rolled or double-sided tape to stick the candy on one side of the card and fill out the names on the other.

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Cotton Candy Cones

Cotton Candy Cones
Carson Downing

These cones are sweet as can be. Gift your valentine a treat that won't melt! Package up purchased cotton candy in ice cream cones and add our free printable tags. If cotton candy isn't your favorite, pair these tags with one of our other ice cream cone desserts.

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Starburst Candies Valentine Tag

Starburst Candies Valentine Tag
Marty Baldwin

Group smaller pieces of candy into Wilton clear treat bags ($4 for 100, Walmart) and staple homemade cardstock labels to the top of each bag. Arrange the candy into a colorful pattern, such as the grid of Starbursts shown here.

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Peanut Package with Label

Peanut Package with Label
Marty Baldwin

Friends and coworkers will go nuts over this creative and delicious snack. Pair our printable tags with individually-packaged peanuts ($32 for 36, Walmart) or a homemade snack mix.

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Reese's Pieces Candy and Tag

Valentine tag on Reese's pieces candy
Marty Baldwin

For an inexpensive alternative to ready-made Valentine's Day candy, attach the personalized label using a stapler. Look for cute ways to work the candy's name into the message, as shown.

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Pear Valentine with Tag

Valentine's tag for pears
Marty Baldwin

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.

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Pixy Stix Valentine Tag

Valentine tag on Pixy Sticks
Marty Baldwin

The recipient of this sweet trio will appreciate the unique shape of the label. Pair several Pixy Stix candies and wrap them with a paper gift tag to create a tasty valentine. Use different cutting techniques or scrapbooking scissors to add a trendy touch to each one.

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Banana Valentine's Idea

banana sticker valentine
Marty Baldwin

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.

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Hershey's Kiss Valentine Gift

Hershey's Kiss Valentine Gift
Marty Baldwin

With "kiss" in its name, this chocolate candy is a perfect Valentine's Day treat, but no one can stop at just one! Throw a handful of Hershey's Chocolate Kisses into a bag and attach a label for a classic crowd-pleaser.

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Now and Later Idea for Valentine's Day

Now and Later Idea for Valentine's Day
Marty Baldwin

Combine two tasty treats into one cute little package by wrapping the label around the duo and sealing it in the back. This works well on fruit leather ($6 for 12, Walmart) if you're looking for a healthier alternative to candy.

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Apple Valentine with Sticker

Apple Valentine with Sticker
Marty Baldwin

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.

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Pop Rocks Valentine Gift

Pop Rocks Valentine Gift
Marty Baldwin

A kid favorite, these mouth-crackling snacks will make a loud statement. And the tag does the same! Pair it with a package of Pop Rocks ($18 for an 18-pack, Amazon) and hand out this funny Valentine to all your friends.

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Orange Juice Valentine with Label

Orange Juice Valentine with Label
Marty Baldwin

Supply your classmates or colleagues with something yummy to wash down all the candy. Wrap labels around a drink bottle or use string to attach a gift tag around the top.

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Bubblegum Cartoon Bubbles

Bubblegum Cartoon Bubbles
Kritsada Panichgul

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.

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Filled with Love Candy Sacks

Filled with Love Candy Sacks
Kritsada Panichgul

Fashion these pouches from festive scrapbook paper and fill them with your valentine's favorite candy to make a perfect (and thoughtful!) gift. To make, simply fold the paper lengthwise, seal it with adhesive or double-sided tape, and attach a heart tag made from construction paper for a sweet finish.

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Butterflies with Candy

butterfly candy valentines
Kritsada Panichgul

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 it with a dab of hot glue. Position pipe cleaner between ribbon and candy, fan out the tissue paper, and glue to the back to create wings.

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Candy and Balloons Valentine

Candy and Balloons Valentine
Kritsada Panichgul

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.

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Lollipop Hearts

Lollipop Heart valentines
Kritsada Panichgul

Stick a Tootsie Roll Pop ($8 for two bags, Amazon) in a paper heart that doubles as a valentine and a sweet gift. Use cardstock or thick scrapbook paper to make the heart, and punch two holes to secure the lollipop.

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Valentine's Treasure Bag

Valentine's Treasure Bag
Kritsada Panichgul

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 them together with a golden ribbon.

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Valentine's Bag of Kisses

Valentine's Bag of Kisses
Kritsada Panichgul

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 it 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.

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Three-Dimensional Candy Flowers

Three-Dimensional Candy Flowers
Kritsada Panichgul

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.

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Valentine with Conversation Candy Hearts

pink Valentine card with bag of conversation hearts
Kritsada Panichgul

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.

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