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Homemade Valentine: Reese's Pieces

Updated on December 16, 2015

A Sweet Valentine's Day

Give your Valentine a sweet surprise with this homemade valentine featuring Reese's Pieces.

It's easy to make, so it's a great craft for kids, and it's cute enough to give to your boyfriend or girlfriend.

It's even great for a last minute Valentine's Day gift since one version of it only takes about 10 minutes to put together.

Different Versions of this Gift

There are a couple ways you can craft this cute little gift, make it the way you prefer.

Several Versions of This Valentine's Day Craft

There are several different versions of this craft you can make for Valentine's Day. Everything from super-duper easy to a bit more complicated. But all are pretty simple for anyone to create.

Simplest Reese's Pieces Valentine Day Gift

Make the Simplest Version

The simplest way to make this cute little craft is to print or write out the saying and just stick it on a package of Reese's Pieces.

All you need is a bag of candy, paper, scissors, and glue or tape. It only takes moments to make this version of candy cuteness.

Write Out a Label

Write Label for Bag
Write Label for Bag

Or Print Out a Tag

Print Out Label for Valentine's Day Gift
Print Out Label for Valentine's Day Gift

Right click on the above picture and save it to your computer to print it out for your Valentine's Day craft. Cut along the dotted line, then stick it on your bag of candy.

Apply Label to Bag of Reeses Pieces

Apply Label to Bag of Reeses Pieces
Apply Label to Bag of Reeses Pieces

That's It!

That's all there is to making the simplest version of this little gift.

This makes it easy to create last minute or from few supplies when you are in a hurry or just want to do a little something to make someone feel good.

Individual Reese's Pieces Packets

This is such an easy and fun project to do that you can easily make a bunch of these cute little Valentine's gifts.

Get enough individual packages of Reese's Pieces to show all your friends that you care. Or enough to give your entire class for Valentine's Day. Or even get some to do as a class project. It will work great for all of the above.

Easy Reese's Pieces Valentine's Day Gift

Make this Easy Homemade Gift

For the easy version of this Valentine's Day gift you'll decorate a jar, then fill it with candy.

You'll need:

  • A small jar
  • Permanent markers or nail polish
  • Contrasting colors of paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon

Get a Small Empty Jar

Empty Jar for Valentine
Empty Jar for Valentine

Get a Small Empty Jar

Pick out a small jar either from the store or that you can reuse. It's best to use a jar without markings, but all I had was this one which had markings on the lid. The size depends on how much candy you want to gift someone, but I like the size of a small artichoke heart jar which is what I used in the pictures.

Remove any labels and make sure the jar is clean and dry.

Use Permanent Marker on Empty Jar

Empty Jar and Marker for Valentine
Empty Jar and Marker for Valentine

Hide the Markings on the Jar

If your jar has markings on the lid or the lid is a bad color use a permanent marker to color the lid. You can also use fingernail polish which covers better.

Do a couple coats if necessary, letting the lid dry thoroughly between.

Don't worry too much about this step as the paper and ribbon will hide most of the lid. The yellow of my lid was totally wrong for the look I wanted, so I colored over it with a better color.

Let Lid Dry Thoroughly

Valentines Jar Painted
Valentines Jar Painted

Get Jars

If you don't have a nice jar pick up one or more new jars for your Reese's Pieces Valentine's Day gift. It always looks better to package this in a nice jar and it makes it so much faster and easier.

Heart Shaped Bottle

This is a perfect bottle to use in this craft.

The bottle is clear, so you can easily see the Reese's Pieces. My favorite part is that it's heart-shaped, so it looks really pretty.

I'm sure you can just picture it filled with candies with a cute tag attached. What a perfect gift for a special someone!

Plastic Jar

Since many schools do not allow glass, if you are crafting to give out in class, you probably want to make them in plastic containers.

These plastic jars are really nice looking, they don't look like plastic at all, and yet they are safe to take to school.

Plastic jars work better if adding stickers or other items to the outside as well.

Place the Lid Upside Down on Colored Paper

Trace the Valentines Day Jar Lid
Trace the Valentines Day Jar Lid

Paper Color Choice

Pick a nice base color or paper, something that will look good with your ribbon and whatever color your lid is now.

Of course, being Valentine's Day, I went with a reddish colored lid and pink paper.

Trace the Lid On the Paper

Trace Circles for Valentine
Trace Circles for Valentine

Making the Lid Cover

After you trace out the lid on your pretty paper, carefully cut out the circle. Go slowly so it looks nice and doesn't have any jagged edges.

Cut Out the Circle

Cut Out Jar Label
Cut Out Jar Label

Contrasting Paper Lid Cover

After you cut out the first circle, you'll need to do another one, this one slightly smaller.

Use a light colored paper in a contrasting color so that the recipient can read the writing you apply to it and it will look good against the other circle of paper.

Trace out a circle slightly smaller than the one on the lid. You can use a smaller lid as I did here or just free-draw it if you can manage nice circles.

Trace Another Smaller Circle for Lid on Different Colored Paper

Making the Lid Pretty

Cut out the second circle so that there are two circles cut out of different colored paper, one slightly smaller than the other.

Now you should have a painted or colored lid and two circles of paper, all in contrasting colors that will look nice for the gift.

Circles Cut Out for Valentine Gift

Paper Circles Cut Out
Paper Circles Cut Out

Affix the Paper Circles to the Lid

Smear some glue onto the lid of the jar. Don't apply it too heavily or the paper will end up warped from the wetness. You may want to use a glue stick or spread out the liquid glue with your finger so it isn't all clumped up.

Apply Glue to Lid

Put Glue on Valentines Day Jar Lid
Put Glue on Valentines Day Jar Lid

Glue the Larger Paper Circle to the Lid

Before the glue has a chance to dry, press the larger circle onto the lid. Make sure it is even and smooth out any wrinkles if necessary.

Glue the Larger Circle to the Lid

Bottom Circle Glued to Valentine Jar
Bottom Circle Glued to Valentine Jar

Add Writing

While the larger circle is drying on top of the lid, decorate the smaller circle.

Write a cute phrase on it such as:

  • You make me fall to pieces!
  • I love you to pieces!
  • You're one sweet piece!

Of course, use a good pen and your nicest handwriting so it looks good. I like to underline the wordplay so that people get it right away.

Write on Phrase on the Smaller Circle

Write Label for Valentines Day Jar
Write Label for Valentines Day Jar

Decorate the Smaller Circle Instead

You don't have to write the phrase on the smaller circle of paper. You could glue a decorative label to the jar instead.

Or another option if you want you can instead add a hanging tag with the cute phrase on it.

If you choose not to add the phrase to the smaller circle you may want to decorate it with some hearts or a design so it looks pretty.

Print Out a Label

Print Out Label
Print Out Label

Right click on picture above and save it to your computer to print it out for your Reese's Pieces Valentine's Gift.

Get Hanging Labels

Instead of a stick-on label, you could make a hanging label to hang on the bottle instead. Either print out the image above or craft your own.

You can make a cute label in a heart shape or just rectangular, then poke a hole through a corner and use ribbon to string it up so dangle from the neck of the bottle. They would look adorable

I think hanging labels add a really cute touch.

Apply Some Glue to Lid

Put Glue on Bottom Circle for Valentine
Put Glue on Bottom Circle for Valentine

Glue the Smaller Circle to the Lid

When the larger circle's glue is dry and secure and you have finished decorating or writing on the smaller circle it is time to affix that to the jar lid as well.

Spread a small amount of glue on the lid over the top of the bottom circle where the smaller circle will fit, then stick smaller circle to the lid. Again, go gently with the glue so none will squeeze out the sides or make the paper bubble. And center the paper well so that it is not askew on top of the lid.

Let Lid Dry

Let the Glue Dry Well

After gluing the circles to the lid of the jar, let it dry completely. If you start the next step with the glue still wet you may smear the writing or move the paper off-center so give it at least a few minutes to dry.

Adding Ribbon

Glue Ribbon on Lid for Valentine
Glue Ribbon on Lid for Valentine

Add Ribbon to Lid

Cut a ribbon long enough to fit around the lid, then glue it on the edge of the lid.

Another option is just to tie a pretty bow around the neck of your jar using the ribbon. Either way, the ribbon adds a pretty touch.

Decorate the Jar Version One

Paint Hearts on the Jar

If you want to add an extra touch, you can add hearts to the jar.

One way to do this is to use fingernail polish. Fingernail polish sticks really well to many surfaces, including the often difficult one-- glass. It also comes in lots of colors and so it's perfect for use in crafting.

Pick a fingernail polish in a festive color that will look good with the colors on the lid. Then use it to paint small hearts on the jar. You may need to do a couple of coats so that the hearts really pop.

Paint Hearts on Jar with Fingernail Polish

Paint Hearts on Valentines Jar
Paint Hearts on Valentines Jar

Let the Hearts Dry

Let the fingernail polish hearts dry well.

Once they are dry, see if they are too translucent and add another coat of paint if necessary.

Then once again let them dry. Letting things dry thoroughly is important as trying to hurry things along only results in smeared work and having to start over.

Let the Hearts Dry

Valentines Jar Painted with Hearts
Valentines Jar Painted with Hearts

Decorate the Jar Version Two

Stick Paper Hearts on Jar

Don't like the fingernail polish hearts? Another way you can decorate the jar is with paper.

Freehand some small hearts, then cut them out of paper. Spend a little time making sure the hearts look good before applying them. Trim them if necessary so they are nice and even and smooth looking.

Use a little dab of glue to stick each paper heart to the jar.

Jar with Hearts Stuck On for Valentines Day
Jar with Hearts Stuck On for Valentines Day

Valentine Heart Decorations

Instead of painting on hearts or cutting them out, you can get some cute heart rhinestones to stick on the jar.

Some of the heart shaped rhinestones even have sticky backs so they'll be easy to apply, but even if they don't it's simple to use a hot glue gun to tack them to it.

The rhinestone hearts really add a nice little touch and sparkle.

Fill Jar with Reeses Pieces

Finished Valentines Day Gift
Finished Valentines Day Gift

Finishing the Craft

Once the jar and lid are decorated and dry, it's time to assemble the craft.

Fill the jar with Reese's Pieces, then screw on the lid. Add a bow or other decoration if you feel it is needed.

Admire the effect of your finished project and know someone is going to adore this cute little craft.

Finished Valentine's Day Gift - Ready to Give on Valentine's Day

Finished Valentines Day Gift
Finished Valentines Day Gift

Heart Shaped Candy Containers

Instead of the jar, you can also find small little metal or plastic tins that you can fill with candy.

These little containers are even useful after the recipient has eaten all the candy.

I think these small, heart-shaped candy containers would look great filled with Reese's Pieces with a nice heart-shaped label.

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    • SheGetsCreative profile image

      Angela F 

      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

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      mouse1996 lm 

      7 years ago

      Very cute idea. I can see this one being great for kids. I will have to pin this one for later.

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      Alisha Vargas 

      7 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      @WriterJanis2: Thank you so much!

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      7 years ago

      Love this idea. Blessed!

    • AlishaV profile imageAUTHOR

      Alisha Vargas 

      7 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      @anonymous: What a nice idea! Hope everything goes well.

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      Alisha Vargas 

      7 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      @darciefrench lm: Thank you so much!

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      darciefrench lm 

      7 years ago

      Love it. What a sweet treat for one's sweetie on Valentine's Day. Blessed and submitted for the Roses are Red quest.

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      7 years ago

      Great idea and cheap too. My husband goes for surgery on the 13th so this is a great way to tell him I love him, thanx.

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      7 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Fabulous Lens - what a great idea!

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      8 years ago

      Cute ideas!

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      8 years ago

      I like these valentine gift ideas

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      8 years ago

      what a precious blog you have made here, I hope this wins a purple star award.


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