Mike and I have never really been all that in to Valentine’s day.¬† We may go out to eat, but there is no exchanging of gifts (i.e fancy jewelry or roses).¬† I do remember when we first started dating Mike¬†bought me this gorgeous, super high maintenance plant.¬† He said if I could keep the plant alive for a year, he would get me a dog.¬† Well, I managed to kill the damn thing in about 2 months, hence my lack of dog to date.¬†:( ¬†In my defense, this was one of those plants were the moisture had to be PERFECT in order for it to survive.¬† Since my plant of choice is a jade (these pretty much can go without water for months – trust me, I know) it was clear this fancy plant was not going to make it.
Since this will be our first Valentine’s Day as a married¬†couple (aww…) I figured I would get Mike a cute little Valentine’s Day treat.¬† Mike LOVES Reeses¬†Pieces.¬† He prefers them¬† frozen, which I thought was a bit strange until I tried them.¬† Frozen Reeses Pieces are awesome!¬† Seriously, grab a bag and freeze those puppies up.
Mike’s treat was super easy to make.¬† I just decorated a little to-go box with some Valentine’s Day love and filled it up with Reeses Pieces.¬†
- Valentine’s Day printed¬†paper
- Notebook looking scrap paper
-¬†Small take-out box
- Reeses Pieces (or whatever candy your sweetie likes)
- Tissue Paper
- Red Marker
Step 1:¬† Gather all of your supplies.¬† I bought everything from Michael’s, except for the candy.
Step 2: Cut your tissue paper so it will fit nicely into your take-out box without being too bulky.¬† Mine was a square that was about 5×5 inches.
¬†Step 3: Fill your take-out box with your candy.¬† Fold the tissue paper over your candy.
Step 4:¬† I chose chevron scrapbook paper.¬† I cut a strip of paper that was about 1 and 1/4 inches wide.
Step 5:¬†To add a little more detail, I decided to cut along the chevron pattern.¬†
Step 6: Cut along the chevron pattern on the other side of your strip.
¬†Step 7: Wrap your strip of paper around your to-go box so the ends meet at the bottom of the box.
Step 8:¬†Tape your strip of paper together.
Step 9: I took a regular 8 and 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper and traced it over my scrapbook paper.¬† I wanted to get the right size so the scrapbook paper would fit in my printer.
Step 10: Use a font you like to¬†write a special message to your sweetie.¬† It obviously made sense to right “I love you to pieces” for my message. Print this on your¬†scrapbook paper.¬† Cut out a square around your message that is the size of the top of your take-out box.¬† Fold the square in half, and cut out a heart.
Step 11:¬† After I cut my heart out, I decided to go around the edge with a red marker to add more detail.¬† When your heart is ready to go, tape it to the top of your box.
You now have a very sweet (and easy) Valentines’s Day gift for your Sweetie.