Learn how to make these cute and super easy Valentine’s Day treat holders that double as a holiday countdown.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hobby Lobby. All opinions are 100% mine.
Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and I always try to take it as an opportunity to shower my kids with love. I do something for my husband as well, but in our house Valentine’s Day is a family affair.
I was wandering through the Valentine’s Day Department at Hobby Lobby the other day and saw these absolutely darling ceramic candy dishes that look like gumball machines and I got an idea. I decided to turn them into little Valentine’s Day countdowns for my kids. Each jar has fourteen numbered candies for each of the fourteen days of February leading up to Valentine’s Day. I added each child’s initial to their jar so they’d all know whose is whose. And they turned out sooooo cute! Let me show you exactly how to make this craft.
- Gumball Machine Candy Jars
- Alphabet Stickers
- 5/8 Inch Circle Punch
- Printable Numbers (Download at the bottom of this post)
- White Cardstock or Sticker Paper
A note about the supplies: I tried to make this craft in the easiest way possible with as few tools as possible. If you have an electronic cutting machine, you could cut the letters out of adhesive vinyl and cut out all of the number circles too. But I wanted this craft to be accessible to people without any fancy tools, so that’s why I did it this way.
Step 1: Find your loved one’s initial on the sticker sheets and place it on the glass part of the jar.
Step 2: Download the numbered circle file below, open it on your computer and print onto white cardstock or white sticker paper. I highly recommend the sticker paper because it makes the project easier, but you can manually glue each circle of cardstock onto the candies instead if you don’t have sticker paper.
Step 3: Use the circle punch to cut out all of the numbers. I like to hold mine upside down so I can see to line things up properly.
Step 4: Adhere each number circle to the bottom of the candies. If you cut them from cardstock, hot glue or school glue sticks work well.
Step 5: Fill each jar with the numbered candies. When February rolls around, eat one candy a day until Valentine’s Day.
I’m so excited about this little project and let me tell you, so are my kids! When they saw the cute jars all lined up in the kitchen, they were all asking me when they could start eating the candy! LOL.
If you’d like to make this craft, I suggest you RUN to your local Hobby Lobby for the candy jars. The ones at my store were flying off the shelves.
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