Hello, my sweet candy hearts, and happy February! I hope your weekend was grand. We did some garage organizing and craft-purging…doesn’t that sound like a barrel of laughs? And by we, I mean me.
Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays where I don’t intend to do much, then next thing I know, I’ve created a bunch of projects. Kind of like Father’s Day last year…we ended up with a whole mustache week dedicated to dad! But my wheels start spinning, especially when it involves DIY gifts, and I lose my ability to reign it in. Or tap the brakes, as Sheaffer likes to say. I don’t know how many Valentine ideas will surface this year, but I’m pretty smitten with the first one!
Simple, quick, cheap, no power tools….that’s my kind of project. It could describe other things as well, but we’ll let that go.
Can you handle that?
After trying repeatedly, and unsuccessfully, to free-hand draw a heart in the center…I resorted to using a sticker as my stencil.
Then I peeled the sticker away and filled in the shape with the Sharpie. It’s a good idea not to drink the night before because you want a steady hand for this. If you goof, nail polish remover will allow you start over.
It was super cute with just the heart, but I added arrows for more zing. They aren’t perfect, but I like the hand-drawn
by a kindergartner effect.
Perfect little dish for trinkets…maybe rings on your nightstand, or paper clips on your desk. I’m going to package this up for Babygirl’s teacher. Or that’s the plan anyway. It may decide to live with me. How’s that for the giving spirit?!
Oh, and to set the design, I followed the same method as this cute mug.
You know how to tell if a blogger loves their project? They take 127 pictures of it. Squealing is usually involved, too, so thank goodness this isn’t a video blog.
LOVE this! i have found similar ones on etsy… i need to just make one myself! stop by, i am hosting a giveaway! xo jillian – cornflake dreams
How does the oven come into play? Am I being dense?
Hi Ashley — you put it in the oven to set the ink so it doesn't smear or wipe off. Not completely necessary, just an extra precaution for longevity. 🙂
Girl, this is presh. And we have the SAME exact engagement ring. Good taste. Good taste. 🙂
Really cute idea! I think I might do this!
LOL, you shouldn't drink the night before! Cute idea, I heart it. 🙂
Cutie dish, girl. And yes. . . I take a million photos when I love the project, too!
So so cute! And cheap! 🙂
Well, this is just DARLING. And I think even I could do this one! And I need a ring dish! Yep, I'm gonna do it!!!!!!!! And listen friend, no need to tap the breaks. CRAFT AWAY!
Super cute! I haven't done a single V-day project yet…..I need to get on that!
Adorable! I need to get to work on Valentine's crafts too!
Super cute! This has me thinking about upcoming shower hostess gifts!
Such a cute idea!
Cassie, we had a snow day here in the Northeast yesterday so when I read your post we went out right away to the dollar store. We grabbed two white mugs and 2 red sharpies and went to town. We made cute little gifts for the kids' teachers and are going to fill them with candy. Thanks for such a great idea!!
Sweet and adorable – heeyyy! just like you!
the dish turned out so great! awesome DIY!
Que squealing over here too! That is freaking adorable!
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Such a cute ring dish! I love it. I need a fun dish for my rings. I always take them off while I'm doing dishes.
I am making this as I am writing this!!!!!!!!
What a sweet little project! Have to wait until tomorrow due to my 3 glasses of wine last night lol!