This school year, Suraya’s school decided edible treats were no longer allowed for school parties or for birthday treats. You can imagine my disappointment. I LOVE edible gifts and especially LOVE packaging them. The first thing that always comes to mind where school parties and birthday treats are involved are edible treats… sweet ones of course. I blame that on my sweet tooth. :P However I had to think outside the sweet box, and that I did. This is what I came up with…
Valentine’s Day Mustache and Lips Props! Along with a simple tag that says Props to U Valentine! Hehe.
These were so simple to make. You just need straws, felt, scissors and glue (I used my hot glue gun for fast drying).
Also, I thought to give the kiddies an option to use these as actual straws as well and I made it so the mustache and lips can be removable… and transferred to a new straw if desired.
To make these fun valentines, you start out by cutting out two mustaches/lips per straw. In case you need a mustache and lip template, I have one right here for you —– > Mustache & Lips Template.
Center the straw on top of one cut out. Apply glue on each side making sure not to get glue on your straw and keeping in mind that the glue will spread once pressed down. Take the second cut out and place it on top of the first cut out sandwiching the straw. Lightly press the two pieces together to keep the glue from spreading to the straw.
Tip: Slide the straw out before you give the two cut outs a good press but be careful not to press the glue into the center. Or simply use a “scrap” straw as the guide and slide out immediately after pressing. Once glue is dry, insert the final straw. This will help avoid oops moments. :P
If you don’t care to make the mustache and lips removable, then glue away… straw and all!
Add a cute tag, and you are done!
For the tags, I used thick scrapbook paper with cute little pink hearts in the background. I created and cut the tags with my Silhouette. Then I stamped on the phrase and Suraya’s name. I’m always a sucker for the stamped look!
Suraya’s class valentines are all set to go…. now on to her teacher’s gift!