Friday, February 3, 2012

Sweet-Heart Candy Arrows


                            Origin of Valentine's Day Hearts
Around 12th Century people were not aware the function of heart was to circulate blood inside the human body. What they knew was that heart begins to beat faster when a person is upset or excited. They, therefore, derived that heart was the seat of emotions and feelings. Poets too eulogized the role of heart in feelings of love and romance and over the years this make believe connection between heart and love became deep seated in the minds of people. Today, even though it has been scientifically proven that emotions come from the brain, the heart remains a powerful symbol of love and Valentine's Day. {source}


Well, we are hopeless romantics and are choosing to see the romantic side of the "heart" for Valentine's Day. And with that in mind, we made up some sweet-heart Valentine's candy arrows to give as sweet little tokens of love to friends and family. A gift sure to win over some hearts!

We came across these Christmas picks on clearance and thought they looked like Cupid's arrow and decided they would hold a few candies. We had left over Peppermint marshmallows that we kept fresh from Christmas and put them to use. Waste not, want not right! We also used: store bought mini cinnamon sugar hearts, ribbon, mini heart cookie cutter and lollipop treat bags.


 Start by cutting out your marshmallows. Save the scraps for hot chocolate!


Assemble by inserting the pick carefully through the marshmallow first and than the cinnamon heart. Now, you are ready to admire for a couple of minutes and than bag up for your gifts.





             Slip the candy arrow into a lollipop bag and tie up with a piece of ribbon.


  

So simple, quick and fun to make! These would make fun little classroom Valentines with a tag or card attached.  Be inspired, get creative!

It is God who arms me with strength
and makes my way perfect.
Psalm 18:32

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13 comments:

  1. An adorable idea! Thanks for linking up to my Valentine Link Party!

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  2. Oh wow, Kristin! You sure are crafty! This is sooo cute! :) And thank you by the way, for stopping by my page to leave me such a sweet comment on my post - I really appreciate it! :) Take care and enjoy your weekend.


    Hugs,
    Jessie

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  3. We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party next Friday and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/

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  4. Very cute idea! Visiting from Sharing Sat!

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  5. What a fun idea!! I love the little history lesson as well. Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! We look forward to seeing what you share next week!

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  6. Great job. I love it! Please consider sharing this with my readers over at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/02/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-10.html
    Hugs, Kathy

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  7. Oh these are so darling. Would be awesome for my son's school Valentine's party!
    Would be delighted for you to share this at Mop it Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.html

    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  8. I'm visiting from Tip Junkie. These are adorable! I love the leftover Christmas picks you used. They are perfect.

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  9. So happy you were able to link up with Mop It Up Mondays!! Thanks bunches for stopping by!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  10. Thank you for linking to my blog!!! so cute!!

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  11. Awesome!! I saw you on Tater Tots and Jello. Would you please be willing to share this fabulous post with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

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