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Stuck on You Valentines with Sticky Hands and a Printable!
These Clever Guy Valentines are perfect for any child, any age! They feature sticky hands and a printable Valentine making these Valentines gifts easy for anyone to make. I wish I could remember where I got these little containers but I have had them in my stash for a while. If you don’t have any, it may be a good opportunity to stop by your grocery store vending machines. You can always gift the small toys to the school for a “treasure box”.

Stuck On You Valentines with Printables

What you’ll need:

  • Sticky hands (I bought these at CVS for only $1 each and they are pretty large but you can buy Sticky Hands on Amazon for less than $.25 cents a piece)
  • Plastic toy containers
  • Twine
  • “I’m Stuck On You” Printables (below)

Directions:

Simply place the hands in the containers. Wrap the twine around them and then tie the printable to each. You can do this by simply punching a hole in the corner of each printable.

I'm Stuck On You Valentines (Printable)

Stuck On you Valentines with Sticky Hands and Printable!

Make a Sprinkles Necklace!

 If you saw my Valentine’s cookie gifts this week, you know I am on a sprinkle kick with the Clever Teen. Having an abundance of sprinkles from the cake store, I made these cute necklaces. I thought that maybe she was too old for something like this but she loved them! These sprinkle necklaces are cute for Valentine’s Day, birthdays or just for fun. They would make great favors at a rainbow party too!

Sprinkles aren’t just for baking as they make a great accent for only a few cents. I’ve used them in replace of glitter on cards too!

Learn how easy it is to make sprinkle bottle necklaces!

How to Make Sprinkles Necklaces

What you’ll need:

Directions:

  • Take the jars and place the funnel inside. Slowly pour the sprinkles in until it’s near the top.
  • Screw the eye ring into the cork.
  • Take hot glue or jewelry glue and glue the cork to the inside of the bottle.
  • Loop the chain into the eye rings.

Learn how easy it is to make sprinkle bottle necklaces!

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Donut Sugar Cookies for Valentines (includes a Valentine's Day Printable)

Having a teenage girl means every day there is something new that sparks her interest. I was trying to come up with a good hand crafted Valentine she could give out and I remembered, she loves cute sweet treat icons like donuts, ice cream etc. I decided to make these treat themed sugar cookies.

Sweet Treat Cookies for Valentine's Day

This idea sparked from my recent adventures at the Bash conference where I found myself among some really talented ladies (and gentleman). This conference inspired me to get more creative with my crafts and recipes for the blog. So much so that I figured that I could decorate some sugar cookies with some pretty frosting.

Donut Sugar Cookies for Valentine's Day with Printable!

I made these cookies and they came out great but nothing like some of these Cookie Gurus. Cookie making is actually harder than one thinks when you have to actually think about what the end result will look like.

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Jalapeno Jelly Cream Cheese Dip

Today is the big game and while we aren’t doing much other than gluing our faces to the TV, we will be enjoying a few snacks. I recently purchased some jalapeno jelly from a farmers market and they had mentioned it was a sweeter type of jelly with a savory base.  I thought instead of eating this on the typical jelly bases like toast, I could make this into a dip! This dip only takes about 5 minutes to make so if you are in a hurry and need something quick, this will be perfect.

You will probably have dip leftover but don’t throw it out! You can use it in your next dinner. Simply put chicken breasts in a baking pan, pour the cream cheese mixture over it and bake for 45 minutes for a creamy chicken dinner that was easy to make!

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Jalapeno Jelly Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of jalapeno jelly
  • (2) 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 small can of diced chilis

Directions:

  • Cream the jalapeno jelly and cream cheese together with a mixer on medium for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Fold in the diced chilis with a spoon. Refrigerate and enjoy!

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip

Tips:

If your cream cheese doesn’t have time to get to room temp, put the cream cheese (out of the package) in a glass bowl and place in microwave for 30 seconds.

You can find jalapeno jelly at most grocery stores. If you can’t find any and you are planning on making this for a party, check out the choices for Jalapeno Jellies on Amazon.

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Jalapeno Jelly Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

 

 

DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub

I recently made a big batch of this brown sugar body scrub for gifts. Let me start out with saying I love sugar anything. Of course consuming sugar and using it in beauty products are two different things but I love both. This sugar scrub smells amazing and it’s made with natural ingredients that you could literally eat (though I would not recommend eating this scrub).

You can use this scrub on everything from your feet to your lips. If you have dry spots especially in the winter, this scrub is perfect for you. You can also do as I did and purchase small mason jars and give them out as gifts to girlfriends and family members.

I used these 4 ounce Mason Jars (Set of 12) and they worked perfectly.

DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub

DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe Gift

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

Mix all of these together until well blended. Now, if you like it a little more moist you can add more oil and if you like less, you can just add it in portions until you get the consistency you desire.

Have you made a sugar scrub?

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