Easy Valentine’s DIY Gifts

Valentine’s is right around the corner which means you might need some last minute ideas for gifts and treats to take to your party. I have so many friends that are teachers and really enjoy getting personalized gifts from their students and sometimes that can mean ‘time-consuming.’ But these ideas are sure the save you money and time.

Cupcake in a Jar

These cupcakes in a jar are so easy you will be trying to figure out how you can do these for every holiday! With different ribbon and a festive cupcake – you probably can!

  • Take a store bought cupcake and unwrap the paper.
  • Depending on how large your mason jar is (I used half-pint sized) you might need to remove the frosting. PRO TIP: if you are removing the frosting – don’t worry about pulling some of the cake with it – you will put more frosting on it!
  • Pop the cupcake down in the mason jar
  • And top with frosting. I like to put Betty Crocker Cream Cheese frosting in a ziplock bag to function as my piping bag.
  • Top festive sprinkles on it and then tie a bow on the top of the mason jar for a sweet touch!

A couple of notes on how I made mine. When you put your frosting on your cupcake in the jar – don’t worry about trying to make it perfect. The purpose of this cupcake is to eat it straight from the mason jar – so fill that sucker up! Secondly, I like to tie a bow and then hot glue it on the top of the mason jar. Takes a bit more time – but it guarantees the bow won’t fall off!

Sharpie Coffee Mug

This one is super easy! Grab a white coffee mug from the dollar store. I got mine from Walmart – but they do not have to be fancy mugs – just basic white. Using sharpie paint pens have your kids draw whatever they want on the mug.

Once they finish their masterpiece, you can help them (or you can write) a sweet note to the intended recipient! It makes it really sweet.

I don’t have kids, so I got some acrylic paint and made a paw print! Acrylic paint works just as well – especially if you want to do a hand print.

Once you finish – do not put in the oven, like so many people suggest. That will crack the paint and sharpies etc.. Use Modge Podge to seal the masterpiece. Let dry – wash and enjoy!

Hope these ideas help your last minute cravings for Valentine’s Day – and if you have any questions – leave a comment or pop over to Instagram and message me! As always – tag your creations with #Atabletopaffair! I would love to see them and share them!

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I’m Abby, and I’m all about setting the table every day and making a simple dinner with easy recipes to enjoy with friends. The inspiration you’ll find here are simple and meant to encourage you to declutter your table and invite friends over! I spend my days working as a marketer for a retail company and dreaming of dinner time. I really hope that through A Table Top Affair you will find a newfound love for your kitchen and that relationships would be formed around your table.

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