What about giving to your perfect match a box of pretzel matches.
Matt loved this Valentines, my 12 year old loved it as well,
and my little Mimi thought it was so easy and yummy to make.
Let us show you a quick tutorial.
You are going to need a bag of small stick pretzels, red candy melts and a large box of matches.
Optional: Sprinkles of your choice. We used the red sugary kind.
I thought they look great at this point. If you like them just like this then let them dry on top of wax paper.
If you want to give them a little sparkle simply dip the pretzel a second time in the sprinkles.
I repeated this step many times until I had enough pretzels to cover the top of the box.
I put inside of the empty box a piece of tissue paper and then
I filled the match box with regular stick pretzels almost to the top.
No, I didn’t make hundreds of them just enough to cover the last two layers.
The match box originally came with a piece of white card-stock that prevents the matches from moving.
I used it as a template to trace and cut a new festive Valentine piece.
For the outside I made a free cover printable.
You’ll get a set of three covers from each print.
Cut the saying you like and wrap the top of the box with it. Fold the ends under and tape them.
You’ll end up with this.
Feel free to print your own.
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8×10 Valentine Match Box Covers
They are so fun!
I hope this Valentine Gift matches your taste…
OK that was cheesy!
Thank you for visiting another day… It means a lot to me!
Seriously love this idea!
Oh my goodness! This is such a cute idea! I JUST finished a non-candy printable Valentines round-up just a few days ago and would have loved to have included this. I have a link-up for additional ideas, if you are interested: http://www.icanteachmychild.com/printable-non-candy-valentines/
I made these over the weekend for my family and they were a HUGE hit with everyone!!!! Thank you so much for the idea and the printable! Here is a link to my post about these:http://phaedrasadventures.blogspot.com/2013/02/matchbox-valentines.html
These Valentine ideas are so very cute and soooooo creative! Love your blog!
I LOVE these! Going to see how it goes making them with a 2 year old : /
Wish me luck : )