Happy February! Amanda here today with a super cute and super fun Valentine’s Day craft. Conversations are my all time favorite Valentine’s Day candy. I love the colors, the little messages, and the fun little heart shapes. I almost fell over when I saw the UR Sweet paper from the We Go Together collection. It was everything I loved about conversation hearts on a single sheet of paper. I thought it would be fun to pair this cute paper with some candy conversation hearts to create a Valentine’s Day gift.
Valentine’s Day pretty is pretty low key at our house, but every year I like to make my kids a fun little candy gift. I gathered a few plastic Christmas ornaments (the kind that come in two halves) and some patterned paper and put my die cutting machine to work. A few minutes later and I had some cute little gifts ready for Valentine’s Day.
The gumball machine base is the key to the whole project. I found that resizing the base to be the same diameter as the ornament makes for a well balanced gumball machine. And although not functional, the little dial on the front is still a lot of fun. Secure the spinner with a brad to add an interactive element to your gumball machine.
Apply a strong adhesive (I prefer This to That double sided red tape) to the inside of the gumball base and not to the tabs on the bottom portion of the base. Adhere tabs one at a time as you work your way around in a circle.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
WE GO TOGETHER DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK 12″X12″ U R SWEET
WE GO TOGETHER CARDSTOCK STICKERS 6″X12″ 2/SHEETS ICONS & PHRASES
WE GO TOGETHER DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK 12″X12″ LOVABLE
PEBBLES PAPER PAD 6″X6″ 36/PKG WE GO TOGETHER
BAKER’S TWINE VALUE PACK 5YD SPOOLS 24/PKG
THIS TO THAT DOUBLE-SIDED SUPER STICKY RED TAPE
3D Gumball Machine