From Martha Stewart Online:
From Martha Stewart Online:
Is someone you love a gardener? Here is the perfect V-Day gift.
Here's how to Make them:
Give flower seeds with little pots that they can take root in. Put seeds in plain white coin envelopes available at stationery stores, and label with an eraser stamp. Or use a rubber stamp, or make a heart with thumbprints. Put growing instructions on back, noting when seedlings need to be transplanted.
Such a cute gift and it would also be really nice to hang on a neighbors door on May Day~♥
Tools and Materials
5 1/8-by-3 1/8-by-10 5/8-inch brown-paper lunch bags
Flowering plant in plastic container
Double-sided tape or glue
Cardboard Skewer (optional)
1. Cut off the top portion of a paper bag so that it stands slightly taller than the plant. Cut and embellish the bag as desired. If desired, cut out hearts at the corners. (You can easily do this by folding the bag so all the corners meet up. Then, cut half of a heart so that when you open the bag, there are hearts at the four corners.) For a threaded-ribbon version, lay the cut bottom part of the bag flat. Pick up the center of the bag, and make a fold. Find the center of the fold, and make a vertical cut on either side. Continue cutting in even increments until you've made six cuts across. Open up the bag, and thread it with ribbon.
2. Use a second paper bag to cut out the handle, doubling the paper for strength and gluing or taping together the two paper layers. Tape or glue each end of the handle to the bag to make a basket. Cut a piece of cardboard to line the bottom for support. Write your greeting on the bag. Or, with excess paper, cut out a heart, and write a Valentine's Day greeting on it; then tape to a skewer, and stick it in the plant.
Resources -We used decorative edgers from Fiskars.
Girls are so easy to find things to give to on Valentines day...This is a great idea for a boy or a girl. But if you want it a little more masculine put a picture of an airplane or a dog on the front instead of hearts. I love this craft because you could make them for different occasions~Baby showers, birthdays, retirement parties, Easter, etc. etc.
To make these custom treat packages, cut out a picture of your child, scan it, and print onto heavyweight matte paper. Cut tags using pinking shears for the bottom edges, draw hearts, and stamp or write a message on each one. Fold the tags and tape them to cellophane bags filled with sweets.
Martha Stewart is also having a Valentines special on TV on her show this Friday.
I know it's been a while since I have put any of my crafts that I have actually made on my blog. My house has 4 generations living in it and I am trying to adjust to all the changes. Please be patient with me-In time I will figure out how to juggle it all~! Thanks ladies~♥