I have a lot of little nieces and nephews that I like to give a little somethin’ to on holidays like Valentine’s Day. Problem is, that as they get older, it gets a little harder to find a gift that isn’t junk, one that I haven’t given before or one that isn’t out of my price range. I want to give them something that they will actually use and like. Thank goodness for Pinterest – it gave me a ton of ideas for my Valentine’s Day gift!
I saw some really sweet gifts created by using your circuit or silhouette machine and EOS – or a similar type- lip balm. Lots of cut outs with really cute slogans to go with them.
I got out my circuit and my imagination and got to work. I decided to make flowers. Every girl wants flowers for Valentine’s. Right? Here is how I did it.
First, cut several sizes of the same flower shape out, using different scrap papers and glue them together.
Determine the size of hole that you will cut out of the middle of your flowers. You will need this hole to attach your flower cut out to your lip balm. You are basically “sandwiching” your flower between the two sides of the lip balm container.
To determine the size of hole you will need, just unscrew the lid of your lip balm and measure the circumference of the”balm” part. This will ensure that the hole you cut out will surround the balm and lay on the lip where it screws together.
Mine was 1 1/2 inches. I even bought a hole punch in that size. However, I couldn’t use it as my flowers were too large to fit inside of the hole punch. SIGH!
Cut out a 1 1/2 inch circle and use it as a template.
Then cut the circles out with scissors. Not as nice of a clean edge that I would like, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! Ya know?
Next, add the next thing a girl wants for Valentine’s Day. BLING!!!
Cute! Now, you could add glitter or use a metallic pen at this point, to add some dimension… the possibilities are endless.
Next, unscrew your lip balm and lay your cut out over the balm. Replace the lid. Ta Da! You have a really cute “flower” .
Glue a larger rhinestone onto the middle of your lip balm lid – A girl can’t have too much bling!
Next cut out a leaf for your flower. You could cut one out on your circuit or use a template, but I just winged it and cut it out with my scissors.
Roll the edges of the leaf onto a green stamp pad. By giving the edges some color you also add dimension. You could also use dark green chalk to rub on the edges.
Then use a sharpie or pen of your choice to write you Valentine’s Day message before gluing the leaf to the flower.
Ta Da! Quick and easy. Practical and pretty. The perfect gift!
Only 14 more and I am done!
Until next time….