Valentines Day Ideas... to get us started

I know it is a little early, but I thought I would start getting in the "Valentines Day" mood by sharing a couple of things I did last year.

First... how cute is this countdown to Valentines Day using "Hershey Kisses"?  {I put three kisses under each number... one for each of my boys.}  It isn't fancy, but the boys thought it was a lot of fun.

"Kiss" Countdown:  red Bristol board, Dollar Store garland, and Hershey Kisses.

I also made heart-shaped crayons for the boys to take to their friends at school.  This is such an easy project!  Just peel old/broken crayons, place the crayon pieces in heart-shaped muffin tins, and cook in the oven (at a low heat) until all the pieces are melted.  Allow to cool completely before removing crayons from the tins.  (I used silicon muffin tins from the dollar store.)


I am trying to come up with some cute class gifts this year.  I have already started to collect some ideas on my Pinterest board, but would love to hear your thoughts.  Thanks!

♥ 
Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)

20 comments:

  1. OMG, I am sooooo doing a Kiss Countdown for V-day! Never heard of this before... awesome idea!!
    New follower/FB fan here from the TGIF Linky :)

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  2. Aw this is adorable! We love Valentines Day! This is fabulous!!! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-5.html

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  3. I love the idea of counting down to V-day. Fun!
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  4. Visiting from TGIF Linky Party. I LOVE the Hershey kiss countdown! I will be adding that to my pinterest board - thanks for sharing!

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  5. Waaaaaaaaaaaay cute!! Love your kiss countdown =-) My kids would LOVE this!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)

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  6. I looooove this!!! The countdown with the hershey's kisses is super cute :) My daughter and I just did a crayon activity for New year's and I thought it was just the coolest thing. Would like to invite you to share this or any other kid-related post that you have to Sharing Saturday here :)

    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com/2012/01/sharing-saturday-am-thrilled-to-be.html

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  7. Love these fun, simple ideas! My kids are obsessed with candy, so I think I'd better pass on the countdown so they don't have more candy staring them in the face every day =) The crayons though...I think I'll have to try that!

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  8. SUCH an awesome idea!!! Thanks for posting this - I hope our Dollar Tree has these.

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  9. Love the crayon idea - a great way to use up all the broken bits they don't want to colour with! If you're looking for something new I just posted a super-easy lollipop idea at www.happycanadianhome.com.

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  10. LOVE the countdown! What fantastic ideas for VDAY! I am pinning this now! I'm your newest follower and found you at TFIG :) I also host a linky called Thirfy Thursday, and I'd love for you to come link up if you'd like!

    http://www.playingwithwords365.com/2012/01/thrifty-thursday-5/

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  11. I love the countdown! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! Oh, and I have a few ideas pinned as well that you don't check out http://pinterest.com/carriejep/valentine-s-day/. I love the bouncy ball idea I pinned.

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  12. SO happy you came by and linked this up (and your adorable wreath!!!!) Hope to see you again at Thrifty Thursday!

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  14. I featured this super cute countdown at TGIF Linky Party #12 - as it is your second feature feel free to email me at livinglifeintentionallyblog @gmail.com to get your special featured more than once button =-) Thanks for sharing your creativity with the rest of us & I can't wait to see what you link up this week!!!
    Beth =-)

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  15. The countdown is so cute! My kids would love it even though they are older. Any excuse to eat chocolate! I also like the crayon idea as we have tons and tons of broken crayons. What a treat that would be!

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  16. Hi Gina,

    Love the crayon idea! What temperature did put the oven on, and approximately how long did you leave them in?

    Thanks,
    Nicole :)

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    1. I am actually working on a tutorial which should be posted this week or next. But... fyi - I put the oven on 300 and cooked them for about 10 minutes.

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    2. Thanks Gina! Looking forward to it :)

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