February 5th, 2013 § § permalink
As it turns out, I can’t quite let the opportunity of using tiny glass bottles for something pass me by. So I decided to abuse Cupid’s holiday for my glass bottle obsession, and turn them into DIY love potion bath sets. Not bad, eh? If I hadn’t made a scene of an intro about it you would have never known that I used Cupid for all he was worth…
- apothecary bottles (99 cents at Hobby Lobby)
- Martha Stewart Crafts mini valentine glitter set, glue included c/o
- Martha Stewart Crafts valentine gift tags, c/o
- bath salts
- bubble bath
- muslin bags (optional, Michael’s craft stores $5 for 12)
First, dip the tops of the corks in glue, trying to get a little bit of the sides too.
Then sprinkle a different shade of glitter across each one and let dry. Fill each bottle with your choice of bath accessories, add a personalized gift tag, and they’re ready to give!
January 29th, 2013 § § permalink
Valentine’s Day had quite the holiday timeline for me. When I was little I loved it, you always had a party in class and your parents were the ones buying a Valentine for everyone (but mostly just to use for the cute boy next to you). Then I got to high school and college and seemed to always hate it because I was wallowing in my sorrows over someone that just hit puberty or set a couch on fire after a football game. Now, I’m married and Valentine’s day is mostly just a good excuse to eat at a restaurant we wouldn’t normally pay for and order a chocolate something that’s the size of my face. Overall it’s a great holiday.
After that lovely intro to this sacred holiday, I’m going to share this simple DIY valentine that you can prepare in less than 5 minutes and is still sweet enough for even the cutest boy in the class.
- gift box
- tissue paper
First, line the boxes with tissue paper that has been cut to size and then fill them all with chocolate. I used Kit Kat bars because they fit perfectly in the box which looks better for presentation, I think.
Fill out the labels (mine are Martha Stewart at Staples) saying “Cute as a button!” and then string them onto the twine with button as you wrap the box together and you’re finished!