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Valentine’s Day Craft: Hugs and Kisses Gumball Machine

Last week I stumbled across the most adorable Valentine’s Day craft and I knew I had to make one with my daughter. So

, today we hit up Michael’s and the Dollar tree to get all of the things we needed. Just under $13.00 for everything we needed. Which– awesome!

Adorable, yes?

What you need:

4″ terracotta pot
4″ terracotta saucer
wooden doll head
paint (we used outdoor patio paint, white for the base, pink for the top coat)
a small round bowl (we found one at the Dollar Tree.)
Alphabet stickers (Although we almost used a Sharpie and glitter.)
Candy (we used Hershey’s Kisses.)

Supplies needed for valentine's day gumball machine craft (paint, terracotta pot, glass jar)

How to Make “Gumball Machine”

paint the pot, saucer and doll head. (we did a coat of white, followed by pink after the white had dried.)
Once it’s dry, glue the doll head to the top of the saucer. Next, turn the pot upside down and glue the jar on top. Fill the jar with candy and once everything is dry, add the lid (the saucer with the doll head on top.)

Child panting terracotta pot with white paint

child painting a terracotta pot

Super easy, super quick, super ADORABLE.

(Originally found at Love Sweet Love.)

Dip It In Chocolate and Put a Stick In It. Valentine’s Day Treats, 2012.

Today did not go at all the way that I had planned. At about four in the afternoon, I was all “Oh, crap! Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! What will Gabby take for her class?”
She wanted to make the iPod candy’s she made last year, but there just wasn’t time. I am not a crafty person nor am I the kind of person who can come up with adorable ideas on the spot. I need to research and think and possibly pray/cry to make crafts happen. But you guys! I saw a bag of marshmallows in the cabinet and was like I’VE GOT THIS.
I sent Pighunter to the candy store with a short list.
Melting milk chocolate, sticks for suckers, heart shaped sprinkles and little baggies.
I had pink pipe cleaner and paper for tags.
Then this happened.
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And that’s about as creative as it’s gonna get up in here for Valentine’s Day.