I've been on a quest to find a Valentine design that both of my boys could use for their classroom exchange. My oldest is 11 & it's tricky to find something that doesn't embarrass him.
I don't know how many times Pinterest has come to my aid. Jennifer McGuire discovered it initially & sent me in the right direction. I found this post from Stitch/Craft & did a little Photoshop magic to spruce it up just a bit.
I have the printable file at the end of this post that you can use if you'd like. Four valentines fit on one piece of cardstock, so I was able to make these really quickly.
After a little trial & error, I found that this slot punch (a punch I bought from Stampin' Up! about a decade ago) worked really well. You might want to print a few extra Valentines for some trial & error of your own.
As you can see, it makes a half-circle punch, making it easy to insert a "light sabor."
I found these glow stick bracelets at our local Dollar Store (15 for $1!)
They needed something to secure them in place, so I used some heart-printed washi tape. I love washi because it's easy to remove & won't tear the paper... plus it's just cuter than plain tape. :)
For the teachers, I found this project from Simple J Studio on Pinterest. (It's a paper-crafted package of Rollos topped with a Hershey Kiss.)
I was in a time crunch & decided to make some print & cuts with my Silhouette. (Oh who am I kidding?!? I just hate to hand cut if I don't have to.) ;)
I cut strips of silver glitter tape to mimic the metal near the eraser & some Valentine-colored twine from Doodlebug was just the thing to tie on the tags.
You can find this file, as well as a PDF (for those of you without a Silhouette die cutter) at the end of this post.
I packaged the pencils along with some other Valentine sweets in printed paper sacks. These wood veneer apples are from Studio Calico & I just stapled them onto shipping tags with my Tiny Attacher.
I love being able to make handmade treats like these! I made 55 Star Wars Valentines for under $4 & 5 packages of teacher's gifts for under $5 (all of my packaging supplies were already in my craft stash.) Cute & economical!
You can download all of the files HERE.