Jan 23, 2013

A Pinteresting Wednesday: Stick With You Valentines

Two out of three Little Man Valentine's done.

And on this A Pinteresting Wednesday I am sharing the second set of Valentines with you.

This idea is not of my own making. I came across this idea on Skip To My Lou. Anders Ruff offered this "Let's Stick Together" gum wrapper download. I pinned it on to my Valentine's Day board thinking that it was a good valentine possibility for Oldest.

He is of the age where the cutesy stuff is pretty much just oh-so-lame.

As I searched a little more I just kept coming back to this idea as the best one for my 8 year-old going on teenager.

The wrappers downloaded easily. They printed off nicely using the best setting on my printer. I used cardstock which worked lovely.

I will be honest, folding them was a teeny tiny pain, but I was still done pretty quickly.

Then I simply hot glued the wrappers in place.

The most difficult part of making this valentine is finding the gum. Regular grocery stores do not sell this size of gum packages anymore. Big Box stores do have them. However, you might have some packs left over. Still, it is pretty reasonable.

In hindsight I should have searched for Big Red, but our store didn't have that so I went with a cheery yellow Juicy Fruit. Even though the yellow didn't match, I still thought it coordinated well.

Oldest saw them and said that they were "good", which in 8 year-old means "awesome mom, thanks!"...at least that is what I like to tell myself.

They are pretty cute.

I also did a small Little Man Valentine Round Up for you.

These are some of my favorite Valentine ideas. If you have boys and are not sure what to do yet, maybe some of these ideas will strike your fancy.

Pinterest is a great source for Valentine's Day ideas. What have you pinned for Valentine's Day?

1 comment:

My Recent Favorite Books said...

I love the gum wrapper idea! =)

You did a great job! I pinned to save! =)


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