DIY Classroom Valentine's Day Kits

By Nicole Harding

DIY Valentine's Day Kits: 4 Easy Steps 

Ahhh, it's time for your little sugar to trade Valentine's Day gifts at school, and you don’t want cards that pop out of the box and tear on the fold, you want something fun—something with some POP!

Now would be a good time to mention that my youngest child is 15 and has NO desire for Mom to make any Valentines--POP or not! But, my Goddaughter is 7, and she is game for it and has the enthusiasm to get me cutting and ribbon curling on a Saturday night!

We decided on pencils because her class has the "write" stuff of course, and because she wanted to give some candy too. (I mean, pencils are great but 7-year-olds want SUGAR and that is sooo up my alley!

We added a DIVA pic and a personal note on each and they were looking HOT! (Is it right to say that a classroom Valentine project is HOT? Hmm, I think it's okay.)

Now...these are looking good and ready to go but how does a little Diva get them all the way to class without having a mishap? (And at no additional cost—and without running out to the store?) Ha! A Banana Republic bag from the pantry to the rescue! Whoop Whoop!

Simply fold the bag down inside so the cute fluff shows on top and snap out handle holes with the hole punch.

Use the last bit of leftover ribbon and you are rolling! Oh wait, your Valentine’s Day gifts can’t really can't go into class inside a Banana Republic bag yikes. Now I do love the store, hence the bag, but that is messing up my pink and red girly, hearty, flow!

Blackout label paper saves the day again! I keep a box handy because you really never know when you need to cover something! HA! So now her Valentine’s Day gifts are ready for transport.

I LOVE it and I love the SHE loves it. And I hope that she will remember these fun "extras" that are my pleasure to share with her. I think LOVE is in the details; and each time I tied a bow, I thought to myself, "Oh this is cute, she's going to love taking these to school."

And as I packed them up I put a lil’ bit of me in that bag.

My goddaughter won't want me to help make things for her or go places with her forever (I know...my oldest daughter is 27, no Valentine Classroom Kits for her either) but it is nothing like being special to someone. It’s great to know that on top of all of the love you get from your parents someone else is going to be there to shake a little sparkle on you too!

And that’s why I was up on a Saturday night making Valentine’s Day bows.

Nicole Harding is an expert in leadership development, wife, and mother focused on spreading positivity one conversation, one home project, and one dynamite deal at a time. Follow Nicole on Twitter @RealTalkNic.

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