Easy DIY Valentine’s — In case you were ever wondering if there was such a thing as friendly dynamite… the answer is yes. Not only is this DIY friendly, but it’s full of pretty surprises and love notes.
At least my version is with this DIY You’re Dynamite Valentine for this month’s 12 Months of Martha.
Can you guess what this little bundle of Cupid is made of? That’s right, an old seasoning container.
Let’s not pretend that you aren’t looking for a good reason to buy the hot chocolate mix or can of Pringles. And I’m happy to support the habit for you to recycle them to make inexpensive I love you’s.
If you are one of the die hards still sticking to your New Year’s resolution, you can just use an old mailing tube…
Materials Needed To Make The Easy DIY Valentine’s
- An old kitchen food container or mailing tube
- Martha Stewart striped cardstock
- Tacky glue
- White spray paint
- Drill or Xacto knife
- Foam brush or pouncer
- Cotton cording or shoe string
- Red adhesive felt
- Goodies to fill your dynamite with
How To Make The Easy DIY You’re Dynamite Valentine’s
1 — First, spray paint your container a solid white.
2 — Once the container is dry, use a drill or Xacto knife to create a small whole in the top of the lid.
3 — String a small piece of cord through the hole, and make a knot on the inside to keep it firm in place.
4 — Next, cut a piece of card-stock to the same height as your container. Glue the card-stock around the outside by brushing tacky glue around the container. Then, wrap the paper around and press firmly.
5 — To make the flame at the end of the cord, cut adhesive red felt into a flame or teardrop shape and stick the pieces to each other with the cord in the middle.
6 — Lastly, fill your container with candies, sweet nothings, and of course, the token love note.
Goodie Ideas To Put Inside Your Valentine’s Day Crafts
- Heart shaped candies and lollipops
- Valentine’s Day cards
- Gift cards
- Mini craft clips
- Kids — stamps, balls, stickers, tattoos, bubbles, Ring Pops and Play-Doh
- Beauty Items — chapstick, lip gloss, mini nail polish, mini nail files and spiral hair ties
A DIY Valentine’s Day gift is more personable than a store bought present. Don’t you think?