Monday, February 6, 2012

Glowstick Valentines

We made Clare's valentines for her class this year.  They were so easy to make and turned out really cute!  Clare is very happy with them, too.


Up close...


I decided to do the picture vertically to try to prevent the glow sticks from snapping and "activating."

You can go to picnik.com to add text to a picture (for free...and right now they have FREE access to all of their premium designs).  I had a 60% off coupon for prints from Walgreens.  Then I grabbed 2 packs of glow sticks from the Target dollar aisle.  We cut a slit on the top and bottom of her hand in the picture and slid a glow stick in.  

Total price for her Valentines with treats was under $4.

And here are all the funny outtakes.  Maybe I'm bias...but she's too cute.  :)






(PS - I'm happy to be handing out a non-candy treat because if people are like us, they still have candy canes in their pantries!)  

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30 comments:

  1. Ha, we just threw out Halloween candy a month ago. It just got lost and forgotten in the pantry. Happens every year.

    Cute Valentines! (love the outtakes) My daughter is doing a similar thing with friendship bracelets instead of glow sticks.

    BTW- Have you found an alternative to picnik yet? Please let me know if you do. You can email me through my profile or leave a comment on my blog. I've heard that there's not one that can truly replace it.

    Thanks, Kim www.plumberrypie.blogspot.com

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  2. Love this! Way better then the sucker ones I've seen! Super cute!!

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  3. Yes, your model is quite cute, and so is this idea.

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  4. Really good idea! Considering the "no candy" rule at our elementary school, this would make a perfect valentine present instead for classmates!

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  5. This is just too cute!! Can't wait for my little ones to go to school in the fall so I can try this.

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  6. What an awesome idea! I hate giving {and getting} candy since my daughter is only 2. These are perfect for her friends!

    I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/02/pinteresting-party-week-25.html

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  7. Tricia,
    This is Boston's mom from Mike and Mary Jo's wedding. I saw this on pintrest and think they are so cute! I want to do these for Boston's valentines. Boston got a kick out of seeing Claire in these pics. So cute! Love your blog.
    Tara

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    1. Hello there! Clare was tickled when I even mentioned Boston's name! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I love these! I saw the one with the suckers on pinterest and these are just too stinken cute. Like the no candy idea too. We still have Halloween candy...gasp!

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  9. What a cute idea...and, I love that you gave a candy alternative!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment! I'm following you back!! I see you're a fellow Mommy Panel gal. How fun! :)

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  10. What a great idea, I also saw the lollipop version but I like this too! Thanks

    xoxo
    twentyfour7

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  11. Love it! I've seen ones where they hold out a sucker, but I like this better and I agree they get enough candy, so handing out something non candy is a great idea! I found you via the Someday Crafts Link Party.

    http://www.thejohnslife.com/BabycakesBlog/

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  12. This is adorable and not candy but something the kids will still love! Love the outtakes!

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  13. Sooooo cute!!!! Very neat twist to a valentine card :)

    Thanks so much for linking up at The DIY Dreamer!!

    You should come over today, there's a giveaway that's live right now :)

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  14. Absolutely darling! Thank you so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  15. What a fun a creative way to give valentines! Thank you for sharing this at simply creations link party!

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  16. Oh this is too cute!! I love it! It is so cute to have her picture on the card. It makes it more personal. Thanks for also sharing this at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  17. Oh my word this is sooooooo sweet! Thanks so much for sharing at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create! And I love the idea of a non-candy treat <3 Bravo!

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  18. Ok...so I Love this idea and I'm sharing it right away on my Facebook Kiss& Tell Artist Talent Album!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Igottacreate/100573240032625?sk=wall
    Thanks again for linking up to Kiss & Tell over at I Gotta Create!

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  19. Love that you did something other than candy! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

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  20. your model is just too cute!
    I agree with you on the candy thing!
    Saw you on the girl creative!!

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  21. These are adorable! Thanks for linking up!

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  22. I love photo valentines...this is adorable! Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Tuesday To Do Party (if you haven't already.) Also, the Pretty Packages Party is going on & I would love for you to share any creative gifts, packages or party favor ideas!

    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/02/tuesday-to-do-part-49-and-48-list.html

    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/02/pretty-packages-party-12.html

    Smiles!
    Jami

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  23. Love this! I was having a hard time trying to think of a valentine idea for my daughter to take to school. I completely stole this idea (giving you credit of course ;-)) and I love how it turned out!

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  24. How cute!! I will try this next year! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  25. I adore Photo valentines! Love the glow stick spin!! Thank you so much for linking up to the Pretty Packages Party. The March Pretty Packages Party will begin tonight at 9:00 PM CST. Hope you'll stop by again!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  26. Adorable! What a cute little "model" :) You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's Hearts Craft Challenge :-) http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/43/those-tiny-toes-hearts-craft

    xo,
    Candie

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