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It’s no secret that I love a good kraft box and a table full of pretty scrapbook paper. With Valentine’s Day just a few days away I spent some time putting together something special  for a few friends.


All valentine boxes should include chocolate and  heart suckers right!!!! These mini bags are filled with lots of yummy surprises.

valentines8           Currently I am obsessed with using lots of layers. Using paper, ribbons mini notes and of course washi tape.


Although Valentine’s Day is on Friday, I think we should celebrate everyday. A simple handwritten note or a quick text to tell a friend how special they are. We all need to feel a little extra loved.


This year I thought it would be fun to make a few gifts for friends that centered around the Valentines Day theme, but also create a gift that can be actually used all year round.  I don’t know about you, I don’t mind seeing splashes of red or pink  in my house all the time.

paintI love how simple this project is. Anyone can do it. All you need is paint, a paint brush, tape and wood spoons.  If you want to seal the paint onto the spoon for longer lasting add a clear coat of polyurethane .



Now I think I need to make myself a set. So fun right!!??

  • February 5, 2014 - 8:20 pm

    Amy W - I just love these pictures, too. The colors are so fun and fresh.ReplyCancel

  • February 6, 2014 - 2:12 pm

    Donna - I love love love these! Where do you get your spoons? They look nice and sturdy.ReplyCancel

  • February 11, 2014 - 1:26 pm

    Rachel - Such a cute idea! I love a simple and chic gift wrap, the ribbon is very cute.ReplyCancel

  • February 11, 2014 - 1:50 pm

    Stephanie - Such a great idea! You should totally make some for yourself !ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    Mel the Crafty Scientist - These are gorgeous! I love the colors and the finished products are awesome!
    -Mel the Crafty ScientistReplyCancel

DSC_4599Hello & Happy February!  It’s Jessica here, and I am so excited for the opportunity to share some heart day inspiration here today.  At our recent Valentine’s workshop, Amanda asked me to create mini love notes to stick in our popcorn treats.  They turned out really cute in these hot pink cups from Shop Sweet LuLu, so I figured I would add a few extra layers and share a little DIY with you!  These treats will pair perfectly with your favorite Romantic Comedy, so grab your favorite sweet, salty, or cheesy popcorn and start planning your Valentine’s movie night!

heart shaped doilies
patterned cardstock paper
rubber stamper
lace/ribbon (optional)
bamboo skewers, cut in half
pink ruffle crepe paper
hot glue

DSC_4591I began by stamping the phrase “you make my heart pop” onto white paper and cutting it into thin strips.  You could also use your computer and print out something with a similar small font on regular printing paper.  Next I cut little heart shapes out of some of my favorite scrapbooking paper.  To attach the message to each heart, I ran it through my sewing machine at a diagonal.  For extra embellishment, you could add a piece of lace or glitter ribbon to the side of the message.

Once my hearts were pieced together, hot glued them to heart shaped doilies, sandwiching the skewer in the middle. DSC_4597

I added a dose of frilly goodness to the hot pink cups, by hot gluing some pink ruffle around the mid section of the cup.  Ruffled crepe paper is my newest obsession.  I’ve been putting it on everything lately! DSC_4603Thanks Amanda so much for this sweet idea and for allowing me to share my take on the treats here today! xo.

DSC_4609P.S. Don’t forget that Shop Sweet LuLu is kindly offering 20%  off  in their shop now through February.  Just use the code BECRAFTY in the checkout when you stock up on these hot pink cups + your pretty Valentine’s supplies!!

  • February 3, 2014 - 4:57 pm

    Annie @The Littlest Sparrow - Very cute! I love the ruffles on the popcorn cups!ReplyCancel

  • February 3, 2014 - 5:21 pm

    Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - Oh, these are too cute! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • February 4, 2014 - 1:06 pm

    elizabeth H - CUTE!!!
    my kids LOVE popcorn;what a great, healthier alternative to sweets!
    definitely will be making these! thank you, thank you, thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • February 5, 2014 - 10:26 pm

    the new Be Crafty! - […] hop over and admire all of Amanda’s hard work, and while you’re there, check out these popcorn Valentines I made, using ruffle crepe paper  & hot pink cups from Shop Sweet LuLu. As huge as my sweet […]ReplyCancel

  • February 13, 2014 - 5:18 pm

    elizabeth H - i saw your post earlier this week ~ bookmarked it &
    am making these little cuties right now!
    what an adorable, healthy alternative to sugar. yay!!ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2014 - 1:43 am


On Saturday afternoon our studio was filled with new crafty friends, paper hearts, paint, and possibly an overwhelming amount of pink and gold decorations. My heart was full. We worked on four projects throughout the afternoon while eating lots of yummy  treats.



We are so excited to partner with our favorite party shop Sweet Lulu . We are huge fans.  They were so sweet to send us those amazing gigantic heart balloons and lots of fun paper goodies. And get this, they are offering all of you 20%  off ( use code: BECRAFTY)  in their shop now through February, so hop on over to get  your valentine and party goodies!!








After each workshop I love scrolling through the Instagram photos that have been posted on the #becraftyworkshop hashtag.   Above are some photos @Jenjacobs posted .

  • January 29, 2014 - 9:14 pm

    Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - Amanda, the website looks fantastic! Everything is so stunning! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • January 29, 2014 - 10:55 pm

    creole wisdom - I’ve been so beyond sad that I missed this. Next time for certain!

    It looks perfect down to the last pink detail :)ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2014 - 11:38 am

    Emily Mae - Had such a splendid time! Thanks Amanda & Jessica for the wonderful crafting party. Already can’t wait for the next event!ReplyCancel

  • February 3, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    DIY Popcorn Valentines » Be Crafty - […] I am so excited for the opportunity to share some heart day inspiration here today.  At our recent Valentine’s workshop, Amanda asked me to create mini love notes to stick in our popcorn treats.  They turned out really […]ReplyCancel

  • February 15, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    A Feteful Life - LOVE those tasseled heart balloons. So cute!ReplyCancel


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  • January 29, 2014 - 12:48 pm

    Olatz - This post is so sweet and so many cute things!! :)ReplyCancel

  • January 29, 2014 - 5:33 pm

    Smitha Katti - I wish I could have made it to this one! I live I minneapolis and can’t believe I haven’t heard of you before. Love love love your blog!!! I’m going to keep an eye out for any upcoming mnpls workshops :)ReplyCancel

    • January 29, 2014 - 6:06 pm

      [email protected] - Hi Smitha,
      Thanks!! We are hoping to have another MPLS workshop around Mother’s Day!!!ReplyCancel

  • January 29, 2014 - 7:40 pm

    Charlotte - Hey. I love that watercolour palette there. Where’d you get it from? Amazing blog btw, soo inspiring! Can’t wait to do some of the crafts with my kids! Thanks so much xReplyCancel