Friday, February 08, 2013

Valentine Gifts For Him

I often draw a blank when it comes to Valentine gifts for my husband.
The past years of Valentine's together usually involved candy (lots of it).
 
This year I made two sweet yet simple gifts for my darling hubby.
I thought I would share them with you in case you needed any ideas.

The first gift is a jar with felt fortune Love Cookies in it.
I found this idea from Love, Pomegranate House
You can click on the link and it will take you to the blog for
detailed instructions on how to make these cute cookies.

I colored some rice with food coloring for an extra pop.
If you want to make some,
this is what you will need:

1 cup uncooked rice
food coloring
2 teaspoons water
mason jar
In a jar, add 2 teaspoons water and 3 drops of food coloring.
Add rice and screw on the lid to the jar.
Shake it up.
Place paper towels on a cookie sheet and pour the rice onto the sheet;
allow the rice to dry.



 Write a special note on a strip of paper,
fold it and tuck it inside the fortune cookie
 

And the second gift is jar of Valentine-colored Hot Tamales.
My sweetie enjoys his candy....and I think he is a hot tamale :)
 


I cut out some felt hearts and small strips of card stock
then folded the strip in half.
 
 
I hot glued the heart onto the strip and then hot glued it onto the lid.
This gives the hearts a 3-D look.
 



28 comments:

Debbie said...

Very cute Stephanie, I am sure he will love them. Gorgeous pictures as always! Have a wonderful weekend.

Sherri B. said...

I would never have thought of coloring rice, it sure turned out nice and the felt fortune cookies are precious...hubby and I love our fortunes at our favorite Chinese buffet!

Have a lovely weekend my friend! xo

Terri said...

Hello Stephanie,
It is a challenge to think of a "guy" gift! You did a great job! Both of your gifts are sweet and full love!
Hugs,
Terri

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You have the neatest ideas! Thanks for sharing them with us. :)

Debbie Harris said...

Good morning! After I saw you the other day I went out and bought some felt as I plan on making some of the fortune cookies. It is such a cute and fun idea. We will go out for chinese food and then I will give him his gift. :)
You amaze me with your wonderful ideas!

Have a blessed day!

Delvalina said...

Oh sister! what a wonderful and cutest thing ever! :) always amazed by all your hand crafting.

I love the colour of rices they, I eat rice everyday here and always :D I never eat before the pink and blue rice. I only eat yellow rice which is indonesian traditional food.

I pray for you and grandma superhardly. I hope you are doing well. See you in the Pinterest world :)

Blessing!

Lauren Davenport said...

So sweet!!

Paula Miller said...

Hi Stephanie!! Thanks for stopping by, following, commenting and linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Party!! I'm now your newest GFC follower :)

These Valentine projects are both adorable!

Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

You come up with the cutest crafts Stephanie!... and I love that your hubby is your "hot tamale"!... xoxo Julie Marie

Jazzmin said...

How fun and cute!! These look so well put together and beautiful!! I love the different colors you used and the sweetness of this, and the "hot tamale" note is so sweet.

Have a blessed day!!
Hugs to you,
Jazzmin

Annette said...

Super cute projects!! I love your felt fortune cookies, they are adorable! Have a wonderful weekend!

Hope said...

Wow, Stephanie, these are both really great ideas, and simple enough for someone like me!

Thanks!

Love, Hope

Sara Blevins said...

Hi Stephaine, Lovely gift. I love the rice and food color. Do you thing it will get bad? I love to use if for decorations sometimes:-) I love Hot Tamali....I love it! Have a lovely weekend my friend!

Mrs R said...

Stephanie, that is adorable!! I usually make a special Valentine dinner and perhaps bake him some cookies. :-)

LV said...

To me, nothing is more special and meaningful than something you make personally. He will love it.

Everyday Things said...

awww that is sooo cute!

Denise said...

How darling!So sweet of you.I love the colored rice and I never heard of it before this.I will have to think of ways to use it.I agree with you on My post, I like the first house the most too.I know you will have a nice Valentines you both must be a romantic pair. Blessings from above-Denise

Sarah Louise said...

Very, very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah www.lookingasuare.blogspot.co.uk

Kat White said...

Hi Stephanie that is a cute idea, I Love it! very creative and so colorful I love color...color my world! have a wonderful weekend. Hugs

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I am fascinated by this colored rice idea! Thanks for the tutorial! I'm pinning it to try with an Easter project! So pretty! I love all of your jars and the Hot Tamale one is awesome!!

Shannon Barefoot said...

Such cute ideas. Love the "hot tamale" one! Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative!

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Kristen Soderberg said...

These are so so cute! I love the hot tamale one! Its a great idea from me to my hubby as he loves anything hot and spicy! You should stop by and link this and any of the other posts you'd like to promote on my blog. Here is the URL for the linky party:
http://wonderfulathome.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-most-creative-week-linky-party.html
Have a lovely day and thanks for sharing these great ideas!

Kristen Soderberg said...

Thanks for linking up to our linky party! Have a great night!

Leisa B said...

Wonderful inspiration! I'm stealing the felt fortune cookie idea, thank you!

Leslie Germain said...

Very cute idea for Valentine's day. I am stopping by from one of the hops. Love your blog especially all the Victorian pictures down the side - they are beautiful - along with the verses. Thank you for sharing. Leslie www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

city said...

thanks for share...

MAR SCR said...

Lovely post as ever got on blogspot.com as Valentine gift. Thanks for post, we have organization of NFL Gift Ideas and also we export & import lot of accessories of daily use gift or spot items. thanx

adson stone said...

Hi friends how are you hope you all fine I am share with you some tips This is the time to set expectations with your child. It’s important to do this well before the first kid enters your home, looking for a good time and a loot bag to boot. Your discussion about the upcoming party should include agreement on the “who, what, where, when and why” of the event. Some questions to consider may include: Who is going to be attending? Will you be inviting your child’s whole class or just a select few? Where will the party occur? Will it be at home or at another location (family or friend’s home, a restaurant or a child-friendly locale such as Chuck E. Cheese)? By laying the foundation and answering these important questions, you will avoid any misunderstanding, tantrums or tears later on.
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