Looking for a quick and easy Valentine’s party favor and mini-banner? Today’s post is for you. It’s actually something your kids can help you with too! Though some insist that Valentine’s Day is tied to commercialism, I don’t see it that that way at all. For me, it’s another opportunity to bring some kindness and love to those you care about. There’s nothing wrong with that. It doesn’t have to be a lot. Created with my Match Book, Just Chillin and Reaction Sets, this Valentine’s favor (or with the right paper, all occasion favor) will spread a little sunshine and still stay within budget. It’s quick and easy to die cut, fold and assemble.
Once the Match Book has been die-cut, die-cut the heart from Just Chillin from the center of the large flap. Fold where indicated, insert a bagged goodie into the small flap, and staple in the center about half way down so that front flap gets tucked in nicely. Now die-cut the banner from Just Chillin from both red-glittered cardstock and white cardstock. Stamp the sentiment with red ink onto the white banner and adhere to the glittered banner. Attach the banner to the sides of the heart.
Quick and easy, right? It looks especially cool if the cardstock for the Match Book is double- sided. It’s pretty inside and out.
Oh hey! Don’t discard the hearts you die-cut from the center of your Match Book. They make for a great mini-banner! Die-cut some small circles from gold cardstock and alternate the hearts with the circles. Attach some love words here and there, or not. Adhere the pieces onto a piece of twine. Nothing went to waste on this project and now you have a pretty little banner for your mantle. Or you could string them onto two pieces of bamboo skewers to use as a banner for a cake.
Both of them together look yummy! Ready to give it a shot? The supplies and dies are listed below.
Those were quick and I think you might even find some Valentine-colored scraps to make these. Do you make your own favors or do you prefer to buy them? I think whatever works for you is best. No judging here. Personally, I love the creative process so i will skip the housecleaning and “make” instead. Lol. Hope you have an amazing day!
*SDS-111 Reaction (Optional Choice)
Solid Cardstock of Your Choice (White), Red-Glittered Cardstock, Gold Cardstock, Patterned Cardstock of Your Choice (I used ), Mini-Stapler and Staples, Clear baggie (Approx. 2 ½” wide), Red Hot Candies, Red Ink, Foam Dots, Adhesive of Your Choice, Red Twine