Believe it or not, I started working on these in mid January. I was so proud of myself for being so ahead of the game, that I put the *almost* finished design on the back burner for a while. Now, here it is 2 days before the big day and I just finished the photo shoot for you! Sheesh!
These printable valentines have a sewing theme (seemed appropriate over here, no?!) and can be made with a variety of candies.
I chose a variety of small flat (ish) candies to use as my buttons. All candies are adhered using Corn Syrup. It is very sticky and will hold tight, but most important- it is totally edible. I just used a Q-tip (you could also use a paint brush) to dab some syrup to the back of the candy and stuck it to the paper. It is a bit gooey to work with, similar to hot glue- but no burns!
A review of the candies I tried:
- Sprees- they looked good, but were bigger than the guide dots I placed on the valentine cards, so they looked a little off.
- Sweetart Heats- these looked really cute and tasted good!
- Buttons- These were by far the easiest to adhere. I simple trimmed the paper and stuck it down with Karo, but since the candy is on paper, you could even glue it down. I also think washi tape would be a good way to stick it down.
I suppose if your children’s school was anti-candy you could add a small sticker sheet.
Download the valentine pdf HERE and Happy Valentines Day!