DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

Who’s collecting ideas for Valentine’s Day creativity? This girl! Handmade with love and your own two hands? All the better! Time to get crafty! Take a look at these DIYShowOff crafts from Valentine’s past. 

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DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

Essential oil lover? You’re gonna want to make two. One for your Valentine and one for you! Recipe: homemade hug essential roll on blend.

Need a hug? Make it essential oil-infused with this DIY homemade hug roll on recipe @diyshowoff. #feelbetter

Isn’t this pretty? DIY striped love you more sign.

striped Valentine LOVE sign @diyshowoff.com

Handmade keepsake handprint gift. Does anyone else love handmade sentimental gifts as much as I do?

Awe! A cute DIY keepsake handprint Mother's Day gift (LED 'love' wood plaque) tutorial @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers

Soapin’ You’d be Mine! Check out this DIY felted soap tutorial.

How to Make Felted Soap @diyshowoff.com #michaelsmakers

Make and Take party idea or a great hostess gift or favor for your next EO 101 class…leave out the essential oils for a “carrier oil bar” version. See the tutorial here: DIY essential oil lotion hearts.

DIY essential oils lotion bars @diyshowoff

Gather up some monogram letters, decoupage and decorative accents to create some beautiful LOVE letters! LOVE wall art canvases.

cute chippy rustic DIY LOVE letter wall art tutorial @diyshowoff

You Warm My Heart Teacher/Hostess Gift Idea (chocolate peppermint awesome-sauce) – Don’t these make the cutest gifts for teachers and hostesses? 

CUTE! Chocolate Peppermint Awesome Sauce - "You Melt My Heart" Valentine gift idea using Young Living Peppermint Vitality essential oil @diyshowoff

Free printable!  Get them here —> free you melt my heart printable gift tags.

You Melt My Heart Valentine Prinatable

 

Owl love you forever! So cute – owl you need is love and chocolate.

Valentine decor

On a budget? Decals and decorative tape make a pretty presentation for candy!

Valentine mason jars

Valentine mason jars @diyshowoff

Have a glass top table or surface? Put that cutting machine to work!

DIY vinyl decal table runner for glass top table

adhesive vinyl Valentine centerpiece

An oldie but goodie – still love this Blue Valentine heart ribbon wreath.

valentine wreath

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? I’m not going to buy anything special this year but I know I have a box of some of my favorite banners and decorative accents around here somewhere now that there’s a little one who visits and loves spotting something new and different. 

Valentine decorating Valentine kitchen Valentine wreath

I love making up my own candy. Grab a silicone mold, candy melts, Young Living Vitality essential oils (peppermint, orange, cinnamon) and get busy! 

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DIY Chocolate Candy Wedding Party Favor Gifts 

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DIY Chocolate Candy Wedding Party Favor Gifts 

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Isn’t it funny where inspiration comes from? At times, it’s somewhere completely random or even unknown. I’m thinking the inspiration for these DIY chocolate candy wedding party favor gifts may have been handmade soaps or even those beautiful yogurt bowls I’ve seen on Instagram. To be honest, I’m not sure – I’ve done some searching and haven’t stumbled across anything similar. 

DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea

I made these up as a hostess party gift/favor and got drafted to make up some bridal shower favors. So here’s my DIY tutorial for beautiful chocolate/candy melts. They are so easy! Some affiliate links included.

Supplies I used:  DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea

Total Time: Approximately 30 min. 

Serves: This silicone mold is a large size (3×3 inch). Two bags of melts makes 6. 

What I did:

I transferred candy melts to quart sized baggy (I used two: light cocoa and white) and melted according to package instructions – either in the microwave or in a double boiler. My experience: I carefully set both bags (unzipped) into the microwave on ‘defrost’ for 50 seconds then checked and repeated and re-checked until melted. Instructions warn against overheating and I didn’t have any issue. 

DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea

*Melted candy will be hot. Please use caution!

I set my silicone mold on a small cookie sheet (a tray or something that gives the mold support to be moved and that will fit into your freezer works). 

Once my candy was melted, I added 2-4 drops of Peppermint Vitality essential oil to the melted white candy, zipped the bag and kneaded the baggy to mix. I didn’t do it with both colors, just one. 

DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea

Then I snipped off a bottom corner of the baggy (very small snip!) with scissors and piped the candy into the silicone mold and repeated with the other color. I filled each silicone space with half and half of each candy into each square. 

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Next I gently shook/shimmied the mold to level the melted candy. 

Using the skewer, while candy was still melted, I swirled the colors to create a beautiful unique design where the colors meet. 

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I am in LOVE with how each square is a unique and one of a kind design! I think this was my favorite step! I started out with just more of a zig zag but then discovered that the more swirly, the better.   DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea breakfast at tiffany's

Then quickly decorated with icing roses, sprinkles, colored sugar, edible decorations, etc. 

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I placed the tray/silicone mold in freezer to set the candy. It didn’t seem to take long at all…probably about 15-20 minutes if that. Sometime I let it sit overnight if I got busy. 

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Then I removed them from freezer and carefully popped the bars out of silicone mold. 

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I placed them into a bag and secured with a personalized label. 

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Beautiful! I love that each design is unique, don’t you? They’re so pretty, so professional and designer-looking but so easy to create! I can’t wait to make more! 

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So.many.photos! lol But I’m just so happy with how pretty they are! DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea breakfast at tiffany's DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea breakfast at tiffany's DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea breakfast at tiffany's

This batch was a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” theme. 

DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea breakfast at tiffany's I whipped up 60-70 of these for a bridal shower but since you can personalize them with any candy melts (so many colors!) and any deco ratings (so many colors and shapes and ideas!), they’d work for not only bridal showers but for Mother’s Day, baby showers, wedding favors, party favors, hostess and teacher gifts, prizes, etc. I made a few every evening over a couple of weeks’ time. I gave a few out as essential oil infused door prizes and at Easter to my family too. I even had my grandson helping me decorate a few!

DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea breakfast at tiffany's Warning – not only are they a beautiful sweet treat, they’re so addicting to create! Here is the very first batch that started my madness (without the swirl technique)…

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