Valentine Candy Cone

20140205-085418.jpgMary Claire leads a bible study group in her dorm room for about 15 young ladies. I was remembering what it was like when I was that age with Valentine’s Day coming up. So much is put on this particular day, almost making it a determining factor of whether or not you are loved. It’s silly, I know, but I wanted these sweet girls to know that they are loved by the greatest and most important…God.

20140205-085802.jpgJoann’s was having a sale on their paper pads, so I grabbed up this beautiful packet. I went to my Pinterest board of paper crafts and found this idea from Ohcrafts.net.

20140205-091353.jpgFilled with some candy and a sweet piece of scripture…perfect.

20140205-091502.jpgThis pad of paper was 8×8 inches square. I’m sure any square size piece of paper would do. On one edge of the paper I ran a line of glue or sticky tape.

20140205-091751.jpgI rolled the paper into a cone shape, making sure the glued side was on the outside of the cone, pressing the edge. Then I stapled it at the top where the two sides met. To create the flap, gently press the corners, so the top corner can fold over easier.

20140205-093701.jpgI cut paper lace strips from my punch to layer under the scripture, “We are loved because He first loved us. 1John 4:19”.

20140205-093914.jpgI filled the cones with chocolate kisses and a lollipop.

20140205-093949.jpgAfter gluing the flap down, I adorned the outside with the scripture, lace, rhinestone dot and a bow.

20140205-094102.jpgTwenty cones ready to be mailed to Charleston!

20140205-094140.jpgWelll….maybe not 20 cones. Looks like someone thought three of them were for her! Bad dog.
Hope you have a great day!

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Candy Envelopes

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Isn’t this the cutest little envelope with a candy surprise inside?! This is the perfect little treat to make for a group of your friends. Let me show you how to do it.

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First, cut 8 1/2″ x 2 1/2 ” strips from decorative paper. I used a double sided paper to add interest.

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Next, mark and fold at 2 3/4″, 1 1/4″, 2 3/4″, 1 1/4″ and 1/2″. Notice that the last 1/2″ mark is folded the opposite way.

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Tape this flap down with roller adhesive.

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Add a small rectangle of hook ‘n loop tape under the flap. This will allow our envelope to open and close.

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Time to embellish with stickers, jewels, brads and ribbon. Soo cute! This is when I get all giddy. I love decorating.

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Time for a break after all that cutting and glueing. CHOCOLATE!!! Oh my goodness! These are my favorite right now, Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds with Sea Salt and Turbinado Sugar. Yum! Anyway, back to our little gifts.

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Fill a clear candy bag, (which can be found in the candy making section of the craft store), with your favorite candy.

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Fold over the top corners to keep the candy from spilling out and staple. Then glue it to the inside of the envelope.

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See it all fits in!

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Wow! Look at how different each one is. Have fun. The joy is in the creating. That joy will be felt by your friends. Hmmm….I wonder who will be getting my little treats?