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my little valentine

I'm not so into heart shaped boxes of chocolates or a dozen red roses, but I'm very much into these little guys.

Valentines day is here, and my little ones need something to drop off with their friends... preferably something cute and little and filled with candy. I was remembering some little Christmas matchboxes we did when I was at the Kids magazine, so we revamped them for Valentine's day. 

You can find little packs of matchboxes at the grocery store, I found mine near the cigarettes. They usually come in packs of 10 and shouldn't run you more than $1.50 or so. (Dump the matches out and save them for your next blackout.) Cut a piece of paper 2" high (or the height of your matchbox) and about 4" long (enough to wrap all the way around). I used a bit of tape to secure it on the back.

You can do these anyway you like. I love the portraits C drew of his friends at school (his idea).. They may all look the same at first glance, but he can tell you who each one is. I cut the paper down to the right size first, then wrapped it around the box after he was finished. For other matchboxes I used a little heart punch and glued a little bit of paper underneath. And some got a simple little band. 

Fill with candy (regular m and ms and candy corn will fit nicely), tuck in a little note, wrap with string if desired, and add a name tag or first initial. Then off to school!

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How creative!!! I may have to do this for my girls' class this year. :) I included this in my Valentine's Day Round-up today. XO

These are fabulous! I'm going to be making a few thousand. Thanks for sharing!

01.23.2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris

These are darling!!


01.30.2013 | Unregistered Commentermarilene

I love it. I am going to do it for my school Valentine's Day party. I couldn't find any matchboxes in my house, and I couldn't go buy any, so I just cut up an old shoebox. I loved it and I think my friends will love them to!!!!

02.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlexa

Great idea buddy!! Thanx..... good job!! :)
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