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Valentine's Day Fun

Updated on December 27, 2013

A Simple Candy Dish


One of my favorite Celebrations

Valentine's Day is next month. I am eagerly awaiting that day in February when we celebrate love! Hearts and bright shades of red and pink already line the store shelves with Valentine's Day goodies.

As Christmas ended, I decorated my home with red. This decor paved the way for Valentine's Day. My Christmas poinsettias grace the fireplace hearth while red beads drape a lampshade in the dining room. My table has red placemats and a red centerpiece!

Use Red for Effectiveness

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Candy Jars To Brighten a Table

There are many Valentine's Day gifts and decorations for sale in your local stores, but handmade is more fun! Make your own Valentine's Day candy jar. To begin, search your cupboards for a clear glass dish for your project. On the bottom of the dish, place a layer of red, pink or white paper mâché. Add some of your favorite colorful candies. Choose some Valentine's Day ribbon to wrap the dish and tie an elaborate bow for a finished effect. I prefer ribbon that has wire. It is easy to manipulate for those perfect bows.

Do you need to make a gift? Visit your local Dollar Store and choose a container or jar for just a dollar! A teacher or friend will love your creation as well as the candy! Valentine's Day is for all to enjoy. Make a special candy dish for someone who is alone and watch their eyes light up In appreciation! Don't forget the senior citizens in your life. These gifts can be made in just minutes, so make several to give away!

Add Your Personal Touch And Creativity

To create a gift that will be treasured for years, purchase a special dish. Antique stores, department stores, and kitchen stores have special containers for decorating. Gift shops can provide unique choices not found elsewhere. Search for the perfect container for that special person!

There are a multitude of ribbons available for purchase. Unique ribbon adds a special flair to your creation! Lace or strips of material can be used instead of ribbon. A gift for a male can make the process even more fun! Try a black container with red or white lace.

This year I am eyeing my dozen or so empty mason jars as potential Valentine's Day candy jars! Some cure ribbon and colorful candy will provide gifts for office friends and neighbors.

You have a few short weeks to complete your project! Time for shopping! Have fun and Happy Valentine's Day!

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    Paula Kirchner 4 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Drbj, always good to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by!

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    drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

    Hi, Paula. You make those candy jars look very special with that beautiful ribbon. Thanks for this great Valentine idea.

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    Paula Kirchner 5 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Thanks for stopping by and for the encouragement hawaiianodysseus!

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    Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

    I love this short, to the point, reader-friendly, and compelling hub! Both writing and selected images were pleasing to the eyes. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a wonderful day!