Day 3: Handmade Valentine’s with Southern Lovely

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Welcome to Day 3 of 14 Days of LOVE on Design, Dining + Diapers! We’ve already seen some fabulous Valentine’s Day inspiration and I’m so excited to have Lindsay from Southern Lovely with us today. She is such a doll and has an amazing blog full of inspiration.  You can also join Lindsay at her Show and Share Link Party every Wednesday!
Hello there. I am excited to be sharing here today!
I enjoy reading the wonderful blog of Taryn, so it is really fabulous to be in her space!I’m Lindsay, from Southern Lovely. Over at my place you will find a variety of projects–sewing, painting, crafting, DIY’s. I will try anything, even if I fail miserably. :)
Today I am going to share how to create a fun handmade Valentine.

I love handmade Valentines. They make me happy. I love the thought & effort that goes into them. We make our own Valentine’s every year. I have bought them in the past, which totally works, but I enjoy that special time with my girls making them. That is probably why I like it the most, after all. :)Here is how you can make your own–Supplies needed:
Cardstock
Heart cut-outs
Words printed out
Small bags (Celebrate It Treat Bags)
CandyThanks to Ni Hao Kai Lan, I found my saying. :)“You make my heart super happy”

Funny story with that. My oldest daughter came up to me one day and said, “mom, you make my heart super happy”. My heart melted, it was the cutest thing. I thought she had made it up. Then one day as the Kai Lan show was playing on TV, I heard that sentence. Then I knew. :)
It was still really sweet of my daughter to say that to me.

Okay, moving on. :)

Once you have printed off your saying from your computer, cut them out.
You will need to figure out the size of the top of your plastic bag, then fold the cardstock in half to create the top of your Valentine.

Then glue your saying to your cardstock


Then glue the hearts to your cardstock as well


Fill your bags full of the candy–of course I had to use heart shaped chocolate. :)
Then staple your bag to your newly made Valentine.


Pretty cute, right?! And oh-so simple.


I think I made close to 40. :) Lots of friends & classmates to pass these out to.

Hope your heart is super happy after you make this–
sorry, I just had to do it. :)

Thanks for having me here today!

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Thank you, Lindsay! Be sure to visit Southern Lovely on Facebook and show her some love! 
Tune in tomorrow for another inspiring craft! If you don’t want to miss out on any of the guests be sure to follow DDD vis RSS or Facebook! Speaking of Valentine’s Day crafts, have you linked up yours at the 14 Days of LOVE Link Party?

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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses primarily on DIY home decor, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds, using what’s on hand and transforming dollar store finds. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 2 year old daughter and newborn son.

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