Thursday, January 20, 2011

I Dig You! Valentine Fun!

I have had this project stored in the back of my head since the big sister was barely even old enough to know what Valentine’s day was!

It’s from my go to magazine Family Fun! Have I ever mentioned how much I {Heart} that magazine? Cause I do!

I have wanted to do this project since forever, but every time I would remember it, it was too late! Boo Hoo! This year I got a head start and made my very first Valentine shovels for the sisters to give their class mates!

I know I made em’ and all but c’mon, how stinkin’ cute are these?

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I dig you! Ha! I chuckle every time I see it! How clever you are my beloved Family Fun!

They had a few of other funny puns such as “Here’s the scoop!” “It's Valentine's Day, dig it!” “You've got the scoop on me!”…  but “I dig you!” was by far my fav!

 

Want to make your own? In case you do, here is what you need:

  • Plastic Shovels (we found ours on ebay for less than a dollar a piece!
  • Small cello bags (we used Wilton Lollipop bags)
  • Valentine Candy (we used trusty Conversation Hearts)
  • Message tag (I designed a 1.5” circle is photoshop then used my cricut to cut the 2” scalloped part) You could also X-nay the gift tag and use a paint marker as suggested in Family Fun
  • 1/4” width ribbon
  • Single hole punch

To assemble:

  • Fill your cello bag with about a 1/4 cup of candy
  • Use a twist tie to attach the bag to the shovel
  • Attach your message tag with ribbon and your done!

Super cute, super easy, and I bet your kids will love to give them to all their little Valentines!

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41 comments:

SmileMonsters said...

These are soooo cute! If I didn't already have something planned I would so do this! I'd love for you to come link up and share.

http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com/2011/01/fun-for-kids-friday_20.html

Jo @ SmileMonsters

Lindy Harnarain said...

Hi! I saw your blog post on my blog and wanted to stop by. GREAT blog. I just ordered my sand shovels on Ebay for my son's class treats. Thanks for sharing! I will be posting on my blog and giving you credit when I make mine. Thanks again

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I love this idea!!
I just shared it on my facebook fan page too :)

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lizard-Ladybug/115842225093348

Lindy Harnarain said...

I posted this idea on my Facebook fan page and two other pages picked it up. Check it out when you can at www.Facebook.com/itsybitsypaper.

itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Hi
Just have to drop a comment and tell you how much I enjoy your blog! Your girls are adorable, crafts -awesome and have to try some of the recipes you post (the oreos first!) Looking forward to future posts and to see what you create with more ornaments you mentioned, which were too cute with the frou-frou at the top! Lori

Kelli @ RTSM said...

This is such a cute idea! I am going to have to remember this for next year! I'm sure my boys would LOVE them! And maybe I will get lucky and find some on clearance this summer:) Thanks for sharing!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

So glad I found your blog via tatertots & jello, your ideas are simply sweet. Please consider linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S.=Keep It Simple Sunday. Happy to be your latest and greatest follower. :)

http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

crazigirl80 said...

Could you share the printable tag? I am doing these too and would LOVE to use your tag! Thanks

Megan said...

what an incredibly cute idea! LOVE IT!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is completely adorable! Well done!

I have a cute valentine tutorial featuring tp rolls on my blog. Stop by and take a peek.

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

So stinkin cute! I may have to do these as little valentines for the valentine playdate I'm having!

Erica said...

I "dig" this idea! (sorry, I couldn't resist) Thanks for sharing it!

Linda said...

This is very nice. Terrific. Inventive and perfect for little kids. Good job. Linda

Heather L. said...

This is SO cute, Jeana!!! Great job!

Amanda said...

These re so cute, a fab idea, thanks for sharing

Ladybird Ln said...

I love it! What a cute idea, my kids would love this!

kristy said...

thank you for the wonderful idea! i just ordered my shovels.!!!! too cute

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Thanks for linking up at my blog bash K.I.S.S=Keep It Simple Sunday, I appreciate your creativity.

http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

The Lombards said...

I just purchased my shovels on ebay, and I'm so excited about this idea! Could I purchase your tag designs from you? I don't think I have the program needed to create those. Thanks! Kimberly

Wend_Maree said...

Hi,thats such a cute idea, my daughter would love that.
From Wend, Sydney Australia.

http://dreamit-createit.blogspot.com

Love Being A Nonny said...

This is a PRECIOUS idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

OMG! What a cute idea! I love it! Maybe next year...gotta plan in advance!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Jen and Jared said...

Darling ideas! I think this will work out great for my young women's group!

Jess said...

totally copying you on the tag! I too, have been holding onto this idea for awhile! I just ordered my shovels, can't wait! Thanks for reminding me of this super cute valentine!

To Sew With Love said...

what a cute and yummy project!

thanks for sharing and linking up at our crafty saturday party! can't wait to see what you have in store this week!

http://tosewwithlove.blogspot.com

The Fry Family said...

I too purchased shovels off ebay and am making these for my girls. Can you share the printable tag you made? I'd love to alter it to say From: Jillian and From: Madelyn. I can pay you for it! Thanks so much for your incredible blog and great ideas!

sarah said...

Love the tag as much as the whole valentine!!! soooo cute :) Are you sharing it as a printable??? If you are I would love it--already ordered the shovels. Thanks

IPOHC said...

Thanks everyone for the awesomely overwhelming response to this! Your sweet comments have made me so glad that I decided to start blogging!

I would be more than happy to share the tag with anyone who may want it! All I need is the information on where to send it and how to personalize it with who it's from. :o)

Thanks again to everyone!
Jeana

Erin said...

So darn cute! I love that magazine too. So many great ideas!!!

Anonymous said...

I love that idea, I would love and totally appreciate a template for that as I am so not savvy with those programs. My email is telenkoh@gmail.com, thanks!!!

Orange Peanut said...

I featured your cute tag on my blog (grab a button if you like)! Thanks again for such a cute tag idea!!! Megan at http://orangepeanut.com

My 3 Sons said...

Absolutely adorable. Do I just put my email address and the names of the "From:" to be printed here? Or should I email? What is best?

Anonymous said...

Hi! I would love the template too. I would like it to say From : Abbey
My email to send to is mmcmicken@hotmail.com
Thanks!!

Ashley Decker said...

I love this idea. I have been planning on making these for my son to give to his cousins & would love your tag (it's lots cuter than what I've been working on!!) I would appreciate it if you would send me a copy. If you would personalize it: Love, Payton

thanks so much!!

atdecker@hotmail.com

kalmb said...

I love, love, love this tag. I would love it if you would share! I need three....From: Elizabeth, From: Emily and From: Mrs. Lamb. Thank you in advance!!!!!

klambteachesvpk@gmail.com

The Whitt Family said...

I would LOVE and appriciate so much if you would share the tag! SO cute! if it could say "Love, Sadie and Tripp"

apcalk2@hotmail.com
THANKS A BUNCH!

Wendy said...

Got my shovels, would love the tag. It could be blank or From Anna. Can I pay you somehow? I am happy to do so. wfeid@yahoo.com Thanks! Wendy

Angie said...

I have been saving this project idea for a couple of years. I would LOVE to use the tag you designed!

Please make it "From: Mrs. Angie"

haybaymom@yahoo.com

Thank you SO much!

Krystal said...

I've tagged this craft on my blog! Thanks for posting!

Angie said...

These are adorable. I would love to use them next year for my two girls. I would love to use the tag you designed. Are you still open to sharing?? If so, one would be "From, Morgan" and one would be "From, Taylor"

thanks so much!
angiekelly08@yahoo.com

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