Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Good morning! I hope everyone woke up to chocolate boxes and flowers! Not me...hubs took my little guy upstate yesterday and won't be home until this afternoon. We don't really celebrate anyway. I made him a cute card and will make a yummy dinner...Penne a la Punk Ass Betsy from the Pioneer Woman. It's so quick, easy, and unbelievably delish! It looks fancy with all that shrimp so it's perfect for Valentine's Day! Anyway here are a couple of candy bags I made for my boys.


Not exactly how I planned them...I have these window coffee bags from Papertrey I was going to use but the windows were too wide and extended past the sides of the gator. So I thought I would just use these brown lunch bags instead. Well, they are really too big for the Hershey's Kisses I was putting in them and so I stuffed the bottom of the bag with paper so that when I put the candy in it would show through the window. Well, the bag bagged out too much and got kinda lopsided and looked really sloppy. So I searched around and found these clear bags I had bought at Michaels a while ago for another project. I though this would work better but similar issue with the bag expanding too much from the weight of the candy and I kinda lost the gators feet.


Next time I will have to create my own bag or box if I can't find one the right size. I just assumed the coffee bags would work and I never checked and only found the eve of Valentine's Day. Frankly, my kids could care less about the packaging, it's me who's all flustered, lol!

Have a happy and have a great weekend!

14 comments:

Lauri said...

oh they came out great!!!! and you are right, kids do not pay too much attention to the packaging!

Cheryl Joshua said...

They are fantastic!!! I am sure they will love them!!

Joan said...

What great gift bags!!!!! This little dragon is fantastic!!

noble pig said...

Those are adorable! Happy Valentine's Day to you all as well.

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh...these are way too cute, Danielle!! Fabulous designs and coloring!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

LeAnne said...

They are ADORABLE! And my mouth is watering after visiting Pioneer Woman....so how WAS the Punk-ass Betsy?!
LeAnne

Carolyn King said...

oh my --these are super cute!!!!!!!!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Fo cute danielle!! Yummy!!

Hugs, Kelly

Carol Dee said...

Well they are still cute. But the kids will only care what is inside. :)

The name of your blog caught my eye. I LOVE anything with Dragonflys.

Candy said...

They turned out great, fabulous coloring and such a cute dragon!!

Tammi said...

I think they turned out super cute, what cute bags!! And your so right about kids! :)

Ila said...

They are both Fabulous and So Cute!! Great idea!!..off to check out that recipe!!

Amy said...

OH!!! Could they get any cuter! WOW what a great idea!

Julia Aston said...

Gosh - you sure did persevere in finding a good container for these treats Danielle!!! I'm exhausted just reading this post!!! LOL!!!!

love that dragon with his open mouth! hope the boys looked at them for a second before ripping the bags open to get at the chocolate!!