February 3, 2013

DIY Valentines: Super Easy and Candy-Free (Day 1 - Shades)

DIY Valentines - sunglasses

I love a homemade Valentine. Especially if there's a terrible pun involved.

However. I don't know if it's because Alice is still pretty small - or if this makes me kind of a spoilsport - but I don't love the idea of sending her to nursery school with a bunch of candy for all her buddies.

Who knows. I could come around. (On the other hand, my principal mom says more and more schools are strictly enforcing no-sweets policies. Valentine's Day included).

In the meantime, I've been trying to think of treats that aren't sugary - but are still a lot of fun.

Last year, we made heart-shaped rainbow crayons for Alice's class.

And they were fun. But they were also a little bit of work and a little bit of mess. This year, I came up with a few even easier ideas that I'll be sharing over the next few days.

Seriously, you can knock any of these out this weekend with little more than a printer and a trip to the dollar store.

First up: Valentine shades.

DIY Valentines - sunglasses

I attached the tag with some pretty baker's twine. If you have more time, and are so inclined, I think it also would be cute to tuck the sunglasses into a simple paper envelope, cut into the shape of an eyeglass case.

Find more DIY Valentine's Day ideas right here

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