Create an “I Dig You” Valentine Gift
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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to find something that was easy to make and fun to give as a gift to friends and family. I saw a project like this on Pinterest, and thought it would be fun to make. I was able to find the little shovels in a back corner of the discount store on clearance, so I was able to save a lot of money on the project. You could use whatever type shovel you’d like, I just figured that these could be reused later in the year.
Who’s the person that you dig, and would you give one to, if you decided to make some? Leave a comment and let me know. I sure hope that you like it!! I hope you have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment and share this craft on your social media channels – thanks so much!!
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- Clear Bag
- Plastic Shovel
- Cricut Explore
- Craft Paper
- Ribbon/Pipe Cleaners
- Glue Dots/Tape
- & Time!
Instructions for the I Dig You Valentine Craft:
I started by putting one of the plastic shovels (that I found at the store for only $0.88) into a clear bag.
Next, I poured in some candy hearts, that most people love receiving for Valentine’s Day as a treat.
When the bag was as full as I wanted, I tied it off with a sparkly pipe cleaner. You can usually find these at the dollar store and they can be used for so many things.
I then used my Cricut Explore to make some tags for the treat. I put in the saying and it wrote it on the craft paper. With some of the letters being bubble style, I had to fill in some of the letters, since the Cricut software isn’t designed to do that yet…hopefully they will in the future. Then I cut the pieces out into a rounded shape to adhere to the little chalkboards that I found at the store. You could always use chalk, but I figured that the person who got the gift, could just remove the paper tag and use that again! 🙂
After the tags were finished, I just clipped one onto a piece of the pipe cleaner that I left sticking out from closing up the bag.
To decorate it a bit more, I used some holiday ribbon that I found at the dollar store, to just tie up the top and add some flair. You could add flowers, or one of those candy pieces that looks like a rose. Totally up to you.
Once it’s finished, you can give it to whoever you wish. It brings a smile and lets them know that you care for them.
I hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment. Let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc. Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!
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I love this idea! What a great classmate gift idea!
Thanks Rhonda. I figure something that is inexpensive and easy could be great for anyone! 🙂
This is such a cute idea! I love conversation hearts!
I figured it would be a good choice for almost anyone! 🙂
What a cute idea!
What a creative idea! This would make a fun teacher gift.
Oh, great idea Jennifer!! 🙂
What a bunch of ways to use this cute Valentine idea! Love using my Cricut
I figured it was something that you could continue to use, so it seemed like fun. Cricut machines are definitely worth it!
This is such a cute idea. I wish I had a Cricut!
Thanks LaVonne – they are definitely an investment that is worth it!
Awww… this is such a cute craft! My daughter’s going to love this for Valentine’s Day.
Thanks Caroline – they are so easy to put together and could be personalized however you wanted! 🙂
How CUTE! I love how different this is! My daughter would love this! She is an avid little gardener. Meanwhile I can kill silk plants LOL
Thanks, Lynsey – it’s easy to put together and great for using during the year. Silk plants? You crack me up!!
What an innovative gift to make and to give! Even if you don’t have a cricut you can always make labels. They sell them in office supply stores.
Thank you Michele. I figured that you could make it any way that you wanted, I was just giving the idea. My writing stinks, so I cheat with my Cricut! 🙂
This is such a cute idea!
Thank you Michelle!
What a sweet, cute, adorable idea! Just love it and its so easy to make! You come up with some really clever ideas!
Thanks Ivonne. It was fun to make, and I can’t wait to give them to my friends!
How cute this is! I may help my grandchildren make one for their mom. I don’t have a Circuit, however we could use stencils. I would look for clearance garden designed items for on it like a plastic vine with a tiny vegetable and a green sparkly pipe cleaner. Just a thought. I always love your crafty ideas!
You could put it together however you wish! I love your idea!! 🙂 I just use my Cricut, so that my handwriting doesn’t ruin it! ha/ha
Love this so much, what a charming gift!! I love how unique it is too!
Thank you, Heidi. It was pretty easy and fun to make. 🙂