Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What I Made Wednesday {Bubble Valentines}

My most favorite class party is just weeks away! I have such sweet memories of elementary school homemade valentine's, candy hearts, and pink icing - sweet, sweet, sweet! This year, we're doing an entire 5th Grade Valentine's Day party so I got to work on these nifty Bubble Valentine's for the whole class, about 50! It had to be quick and easy and it was.

What You'll Need
Run, don't walk to pick-up these Bubbles in a Bottle from Target. For $3 you get 24 bottles and at this price, they won't be on the shelves for long!

Bubbles
Cardstock
Scissors
Mini-heart hole punch
Large Heart Punch
String
Computer and Printer

What You'll Do
First things, first: open a word processing program on your computer and select a label template that fits the large heart punch properly. If you have the large heart punch like mine, I set the label template for Avery 5264 (shipping label size). The fonts used include Coriander for "Don't Burst My Bubble!" and Zebrawood Regular for "Be Mine". Here's the document:


Print the document on the colored cardstock. Use scissors to cut down the size so the large heart punch can fit correctly and punch away!

When that's done, take your mini-heart hole puncher and punch the upper left corner, making a hole for the string to hold to the bubble bottle.

Take your string through the top heart of the bottle and through the heart in your cardstock. Tie a bow and you're done!



What You Need to Know to Finish
Obviously you're done but I wanted to share some additional tips.

1. Wipe down each bottle with a paper towel as each bag I bought seemed to have at least one bottle leaking.

2. To make tying easier, use your knees to help hold the bubble bottle in-between while you thread and tie the string.

3. When transporting these babies into school be sure to keep them upright so they, too, don't find a way to leak.

4. If you would like a PDF to make your own valentine's, just drop me an e-mail and I'll gladly send you it for FREE!

Hope this gives you another idea for those classroom valentine's cards! xxoo  

6 comments:

Suzan Wood-Young said...

What a cute idea!

nicolette {momnivores dilemma} said...

I was just at my Target today, and didn't see these. I don't allow my sons to have food coloring, so it eliminates most store-bought candies for Valentine's Day.

Pinning right now to my Valentine's board.

Thanks for sharing at Creative Juice!
Nicolette

Ruthie said...

How fun for V-day!! Wow! I hope you'll come share them at my Super Saturday Show & Tell today http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Ruthie Armstrong said...

Thanks so much for linking up to my Super Saturday Show & Tell today! What a great project :) xoxo~ Ruthie

Jelli said...

What pretty Valentines? Who doesn't love bubbles? I snagged a bottle from the last wedding I attended and my baby gets the biggest smile on her face when I blow them with her. Thanks for joining me at the Mommy-Brain Mixer, Lilly! It's great to meet you.

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

Wow what a great deal! I love Target and these are really sweet. Thanks for sharing!

 

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