Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine Gifts

 One extra day on the weekend is soooo nice!  I am getting to do some projects I have been wanting to try/finish but just had to ignore.  These insulated tumblers are one of those projects.  I picked these up during December thinking I'd be able to work on them but today I did.  $2 tumblers and I think they look pretty good to be from the Dollar Store.
 A single initial for my son's girlfriend and the other for a friend in my teacher's organization.  She is going to be our next state pres.  Quite an accomplishment!  These are one of those items I wished I'd bought more of.  Just a little fabric and an initial or two = a great little gift.
 Glasses for two of my most special daughter and my step grand-daughter.  I used my Cricut to cut the vinyl.  The font is LD Elegance and  I added a few polka dots.

 I found this idea on another blog and couldn't wait to try it.  It is caramel made from condensed milk......easy, easy.  The labels were a freebie from that blog and I was able to personalize them.  Last week I ordered full-sheet labels online so I could make these labels.
 Label designs are available in many colors but these fit my Valentine colors. 
 I wanted to make these really special so I used cellophane and ribbon.  I hope you will notice the beautiful little spoons I added in the ribbon.  I found these for a steal and was thinking about my caramel when I bought them.
 Of course I'll share the how to's if you want to make your own.  I think I will include an apple or two or some popcorn to use with the caramel.  A brownie, ice cream and a little caramel would be yummy, too.
These are works in progress for my two special boys :)
I've had a great day and I hope you have, too.


  1. OK...must know how to do this! Recipe and labels please! How did you get it in the can and sealed?? Love, love, love it!

  2. Zandra email me so I can email you the directions at home.