Friday, January 17, 2014

Tulle-Wrapped Kisses...

Valentine's Day will be here before you know it! I'm usually a procrastinator with most things, but I thought I'd get a head start on my Valentine's projects for today's Design Team Tips  at Papertrey Ink. I love "love". I love giving. LOVE this time of year! These would be great little gifts for neighbors, friends or your children's Valentine parties.

And the hard part about these? Not eating all of the caramel kisses before you are done creating! (The pink ones are chocolate with caramel in the middle...YUM!) Here's how to make them:

Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of tulle that are 12-14" long. (The tulle I found at the craft store came in a roll about 9" wide.) Lay them on the table so that they are perpendicular to each other (like a cross). Fill the center with Hershey Kisses. Grab all four ends of the tulle, bring to the center, and gather at the top. Tie a bow around it with seam binding or twine.

Step 2: Stamp several of the frames with the Four Square stamp set and cut them out. You can use a variety of colors. This way, if you are making 25 of these for your child's classmates, you won't get bored with just one color! Plus they look so cute when they are all together and so colorful. Stamp the centers of the frame with a sentiment from Heart Squared (or another "love" themed sentiment set.)

Step 3: Die cut a few arrows with the Cupid's Arrow die and kraft paper. Cut some little hearts out with the Cover Plate: Hearts die. One cut will give you a bunch of hearts! Stamp them with the Happy Hearts stamps. Wrap twine around the arrow, adhere a stamped heart and an enamel dot to each arrow, then adhere one arrow to each frame.

Step 4: Attach a frame to each tulle bag with a glue dot. (To get the crinkly look to the seam binding, just wet it slightly and squish it up. Or you can leave it smooth like the pink one shown below. You can also spray the seam binding with mists to change the color of the ribbon before you tie it on if you wish. Let dry before attaching.)

You are finished! Kick back and enjoy the "ooh's and aah's" you will get when these are handed out to friends and family!

Tulle Wrapped Kisses:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Heart Squared, Four Square, Happy Hearts
INK: Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, True Black, 
and Harvest Gold by PTI, Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: white and Classic Kraft cardstock
DIES: Cover Plate: Hearts die, Cupid's Arrow die
OTHER: Hershey Kisses candy, tulle from craft supply, seam binding from Zipperstop, 
twine by Papertrey Ink, enamel dots by My Mind's Eye.
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24 comments:

Jessica said...

So adorable! What a great idea - love the colors and products you used!

artful-notions said...

LOVE! Who wouldn't just love getting one of these? Perfectly sweet little details!

Donna said...

This is adorable; love it! TFS!

Beth Anne in PA said...

These are so very perfect for the secretaries in my husbands company. Thank you for the great idea! You said to cut them 12-14" long, but how wide did you cut them?

Beth Anne in PA
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Diana K said...

Pretty sweet! You have a real talent for making life look so easy and beautiful!

Michelle said...

These are sooo yummy! Love them!

Erika said...

these are really cute! I love making things like this for my daughters' classes!

AJ said...

This is such a good idea, love the little embellished arrows, they are the perfect touch.

Melissa said...

Hi Danielle! I'm half Greek and Greek Orthodox. These tulle wrapped favors are an important custom for baptisms and weddings in Greece. They're called koufeta. Yours are darling. Thanks for the inspiration and reminding me of my heritage.

TLady said...

TOOO SWEET!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE VALENTINES TOO!!! NEED to get busy doing some VALENTINES!!! :)

Lisa Petrella said...

These are SO ADORABLE, Danielle!!! Love the fun and happy colors and the mix of PTI products you used!!

Bev said...

These are perfect for school and Sunday School. Thanks for the great idea!

Danielle Flanders said...

Beth Anne,
The roll of tulle that I purchased from the craft store is about 9" wide. If you could find wider tulle, then you wouldn't have to use 2 pieces of it. One big square would suffice! Hope that helps! :)
Danielle

BeverlyBL said...

Really, really cute. And they seem to be simple enough for me. Yay!

Kathy Mc said...

Aren't these just the cutest? What a great idea for favors for any time of the year but just perfect for those favorite Valentines in our life!

Daniela Dobson said...

Well, hello new blog design. I like it. Those little favors are adorable!!! I might make somthing like that for Alex.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Such cute treat ideas! I love all the color choices. This is a great idea for party favors too!

Tracey McNeely said...

These are so sweet Danielle, what a great idea. Can't wait for my Four Squares stamps and dies to arrive!

robinann17 said...

What a sweet treat holder - I love ribbon and tulle! Thanks for the inspiration! Robin

the primitive country bug said...

these are so adorable! Love the bright, vivid colors. I'd love to be handed one of these!

Wida said...

well hello new blog header and awesome project!!

Laura Davis said...

Your work is always stunning!
Laura

Wida said...

Love this whole idea and project

Anonymous said...

These are sooo cute! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea. Four hours ago I actually wrapped the Valentine´s gifts for my little family and thougth that something was missing. Now I know what to do! Unfortunately we have no Hershey Kisses with caramel in Germany!
Hanni